Sometimes we need quick and easy cards for the men in our lives and there is no time to stamp and colour. Die cutting is an easy way to get a simple card done in short time. The card I am sharing today was inspired by the Merry Making Online card classes and the almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #355.
I started with die cutting a stitched rectangle from kraft cardstock and splattered it with water. I added white embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. I saw this technique from Jennifer McGuire and I wanted to try as it seemed easy and perfect for snow. I had to heat it longer than usual to allow the water drop to dry first before the powder melted.
When the background was finished I used 2 arrow dies from the Blueprint 7 die set to cut little green scrap pieces. I glued them on a piece of typing paper and I used my paper trimmer to cut a triangle shape. I made a little trunk from brown cardstock and die cut a star from Blueprints 8 to go on the top of my tree. I added some Spectrum Noir shimmer to some parts of the tree and the star, and I also coated this one with glossy accents.
I adhered my handmade Christmas tree on the background, die cut a sentiment from dark green cardstock and stamped the word Happy above it with brown ink (from the MFT Essential sentiments set).
It is a very clean and simple, rather masculine card for the holidays. I will upload this to the MFT Sketch Challenge #355 and to the MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge (Right this way) too.
Hope you got inspired and will return soon for the last minute Halloween cards I promised.