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Oct 30, 2021

A Quick and Easy Christmas Card with a Die, Patterned Paper and a Sentiment

Hello and welcome!

It's Saturday again and time for new theme at Allsorts challenge! Lorraine is hosting this week and she picked the theme of "Include a Sentiment". We'd love for you to join us  for a chance to win! There will be two winners this week as we have two dies to give away, one from Tonic and one from Tattered Lace. 

Time ran away from me this week and I decided on making a CAS card using a die from Penny Black, a piece of patterned paper from my stash and a sentiment with a clean and simple sketch. I love how this turned out and it was so quick to make too!

The beautiful die I used is called Deer in Tree by Penny Black. I purchased mine from PB stamps but it's now out of stock there. And unfortunately out of stock at as well, so I linked it to Amazon. 

After die cutting I removed the inner tree parts, there are a few tiny ones so I had to take extra care not to lose them, then inked these all up using Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink

I glued the white tree outline with the deer inside onto the piece of patterned paper (sorry, I don't know the maker) then carefully glued all the pieces back into place using Tombow Mono Multi glue (my favorite for all kinds of gluing). Then adhered this panel onto a white A2 card base. 

The sentiment from the Penny Black set Season's Gifts was stamped using Evergreen Bough  ink once again and I finished the card by adding a die cut snowflake with a flatback rhinestone in the center. 

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I don't usually use die cuts as the focal point, but loved how quickly this card came together!

I feel like there's an optical illusion going on here...the snowflake is a die cut I adhered to the card, but on the photo above it appears to be cut out of the card base. Or are just my eyes seeing it that way?? On the first photo it appears "normal"  so it must be the camera angle :-)

And here are the prizes you can win this week. The linky to enter can be found on the Allsorts challenge blog .

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Mervi said...

Adorable and sweet card, love the colours;-))m

Sarn said...

Well it’s my eyes too cuz the snowflake looks like cut out to me as well!!!!
This is a really lovely Christmas card in crisp traditional colours.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A stunning die Ellie and beautiful festive colours too.

Pauline C said...

Stunning Christmas card Ellie .. that PB die really pops! And it comes together with the background paper perfectly. I agree with your optical illusion re the snowflake .. how funny!
Pauline x

Linby said...

A beautiful CAS layout, love that die.

brenda said...

May be quick and easy Ellie, but non the less very pleasing on the eye.

B x

Dthielker said...

This is so striking! Donna

Ida said...

What a great card. I love the die (yes, you enabler, I just had to go purchase it). Your card turned out great and I can't wait to use mine now.

Joanne said...

So pretty! I just made my first 8 Christmas cards this morning (all the same so far; I plan to do 6 different sets of 8 this year).

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. I like the designer paper for the background and the die is lovely.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Ellie - love the die cut, and your use of colour on this card is special.
Stay safe

Mica said...

the tartan backdrop is lovely with the green tree, this is a cute Christmas card! And I see the optical illusion with the snowflake too! :)

Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend :) We are enjoying our long weekend. A beach day, playdate, carnival and a lot of time in the playground!

Away From The Blue

Zoechaos said...

That is actually a great trick of the eye from the second photo would not have realised if you had not said! Delightful Christmas card and of course the deer make it a great addition to the flow at River of Creativity, thank you x

Jayne said...

What a beautiful festive card. I love the deer in tree design.
Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

brenda said...

Hi again Ellie, popped back to say so much for joining us at River of Creativity.

B x

Kim Carberry said...

That is a really pretty card. I am sure someone is going to love it for Christmas x

Tracy said...

I love the traditional colours of this, the paper is gorgeous and so is the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Michele Morin said...

Time to start planning!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie this is so lovely and festive I do love the Deer to me they are like having the iconic Robin on festive cards they seem to make the season come alive, super colours and such a lovely sentiment
lorraine x