Today I’m sharing my day four homework card for the Making Merry class from Online Card Classes. The lessons for day four were all about die cutting techniques.The particular technique I used for this card was demonstrated by Julie Ebersole. I’ve seen this technique used before, but it’s not something I’d ever tried. I really like how it turned out!
I started by creating my own patterned paper using the Tis the Season stamp set from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped the holly and pine boughs on a layer of Catherine’s Premium White Card Stock using her inks in Garden Party, Lime Rickey, and Grass Skirt. I added the berries using her Rockin’ Red ink. The Christmas sentiment is from the Advent stamp set designed by Julie for the Essentials by Ellen line at Ellen Hutson. I stamped it using Catherine’s Midnight ink.
For the die cutting, I used the new Merry Die from Concord & 9th. It’s currently available for free with any $60 purchase while supplies last (see their promotions page for all the details). I got it when I purchased some of their amazing new holiday stamps in the October release.
I really wish the dimension of the die cut showed up better in photos. I know I say it so often, but phones just don’t do it justice. It’s such a cool technique!
To assemble my card, I matted the focal panel on a piece of Real Red card stock from Stampin’ Up. I then adhered that to a top-folding card base made from Catherine’s Premium White Card Stock.
Until next time …