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Monday, October 19, 2015

adventures with fussy-cutting

I made several cards recently with embossed trees, where I inked the folder before embossing the card stock.  For some reason I didn't use this piece, and it was sitting on top of my box o' bits and bobs (it's too big to be in the box) and was ready to-hand when I saw "the wild woods" theme at 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown:
stamp set - Holly Jolly Greetings; ink - Real Red, Soft Sky; card stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Sky; designer series paper - Home For Christmas; punch - Sweetheart; Big Shot with Christmas Greetings thinlits and Woodland embossing folder
I don't do a lot of fussy-cutting, but the designs in Home For Christmas seem to just cry out for that.  I was more satisfied with my results than usual, so I was brave enough to go back for more!  

The next card is a CASE of Carol Matthews' card here.  I've seen several versions on Pinterest and on other stamping blogs (you probably have, too) but Carol's was the first one I saw.  It took me a long time to decide I could cut that much.  Now I'm not sure whether I can convince myself to mail it away or not, because unless you know which paper it was cut from, you can't really tell how much cutting it involves. ;)
stamp sets - Cozy Christmas, Festive Fireplace, Hardwood; ink - Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow; Stampin' Write marker - Chocolate Chip; card stock - Real Red, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake; designer series paper - Home For Christmas; punch - Word Window; Big Shot with Hearth & Home framelits and Festive Fireside framelits

I started out thinking the wood wall would be red and the window frame would be taupe; since I changed my mind I now have a taupe die-cut window frame on top of my box o' bits and bobs. sigh  It would fit inside, but then I would forget to use it...


Paper Lily Leaf said...

Very cute! I love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are just super. Love the gorgeous trees and sweet deer - perfect take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!