Welcome everyone! This is Mindy Eggen and I’m so excited to be on the Spellbinders blog sharing inspiration with you from their Holiday Release. You are welcome to check out more of my work over on my blog Mindy Eggen Design. The Holiday Release has so many amazing dies available at reasonable prices and coordinate so well together. I’ll have 3 projects to share with you today featuring this release.
My first project is using the beautiful Joy die. This die gives you many options from clean and simple to layering or even shaker cards.
I die cut my Joy frame from Fresh Asparagus card stock and used the letters to cut out the words on the inside. I also used the individual letters to die cut from Gold Glitter card stock and layered them inside my frame on a card panel made from Fog card stock
You can leave the frame as is or die cut the individual elements like the flowers, leaves and berries from different colors of card stock and layer them on. This is a great way to use up any scraps you may have.
DECK THE HALLS CARD
My next card is taking it up a step and adding some stencils and ink blending to my background. Using the Deck the Halls die, I die cut the ornament shape from white card stock and ink blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. I also die cut the inside words from white card stock and layered on top. I die cut the ornament trimmings from glitter card stock and set on the side to work on my background.
Starting with a piece of white card stock, I ink blended Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink with a blending brush. I started heavy handed at the top and worked my way down using a lighter hand. I topped off the darkest areas with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. Next, I brought in the Subway Tile stencil and used Abandoned Coral again to lightly go over the stencil. This will add a subtle background to our ornament.
I added my ornament to the front of the card with foam tape and finished off with the glitter card stock trimmings.
CHRISTMAS CHEER CARD
My last card is a beautiful snowy scene for a cute furry critter. The Bandit die creates an adorable little Santa Raccoon and is sized perfectly for a card front. You also have the option to die cut a tree covered in snow which I did as well.
I created a snowy hill using the Drift & Hills stencil with Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. This created such a beautiful shade for the snow! Masking off my snow drift, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. Then splattered with water for a snowy sky.
Once my panel was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from Christmas Cheer stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in white embossing powder. I also added some snowflakes from the Halls die using White Glitter card stock.
I finished off my wintery scene by adding my tree with liquid glue and my Santa raccoon with foam squares. How super sweet is this critter?!
Glitter card stock; Fog card stock; Fresh Asparagus card stock; Neenah White card stock; Subway Tile Stencil; Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide; Vintage Photo Distress Oxide; Blending Brushes; Twisted Citron Distress Ink; Mowed Lawn Distress Ink; Christmas Cheer Stamp Set; White Glitter card stock; Drifts & Hills Stencil; Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide; Salty Ocean Distress Oxide; Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide; Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide; Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide, White Embossing Powder.
It’s always nice to get a head start on Christmas cards as the holidays seem to sneak up on me. Using the Holiday Release from Spellbinders is a great way to get started. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Be sure to check back again soon and you are welcome to visit my crafty blog Mindy Eggen Design.