Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dies R Us ~ Christmas Stockings

Good morning friends~  It's my turn to inspire you over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today!

I've got two Christmas stocking cards ready to send to someone on my Christmas card list this year.
Here's the details:
I started by cutting all my shapes out of white and colored card stock.  I'm totally in love with the Penny Black Christmas Stocking Die!  It has two layers, so you can use them individually or layer them, like I've done on these cards.  

I also cut the Dee's Distinctively Candy Cane Die and the Memory Box Stitched Holly Leaves out of white card stock and colored them in using copics.  I added some details using a white gel pen.  I snipped the Dee's Distinctively Pine Sprigs into smaller sections and played around with designs to fill the stocking with.

This is the adorable little stocking all filled with goodies.  Isn't it sweet??  I also added some Glossy Accents to the berries to make them shine.

Next I cut a Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangle and added some distress ink while it was still in the die, giving the result of a white border around the edge of the die.  I then stamped some soft colored snowflakes in the background. 

For this card, I used a postage stamp to back up the front panel.  Dies R Us has many wonderful postage stamp dies to choose from.  You can find them all right HERE.

This card is laid out using some printed papers.  I also stamped a music print background onto a piece of grey colored card stock to add a bit more detail.  Once I got all the printed papers lined up the way I want them, I cut the whole panel using a stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment is heat embossed in gold onto a stitched banner.

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    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


    Janice said...

    Both wonderful cards Birgit! Super stocking die, full of gorgeous Christmas feel. A great tip too re the lining up of the papers first, then using the stitched rectangle die.....I will certainly be trying that myself! Super inspiration, thank you!

    Conniecrafter said...

    That is a lovely stocking and I just love the other dies that you added with it to decorate it, terrific idea and it looks wonderful, Love them both!!

    Unknown said...

    Love these! The postage stamp one is my favorite, but both are delightful! That stocking die is fantastic! All the greenery you added looks wonderful! Very Festive!

    Marcia Hill said...

    Oh my...these are both so pretty Birgit! I love that stocking...so detailed!! Love all the greenery you stuffed into it too! :0) Loving all the detailed photos too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

    Donna Ellis said...

    How intricate and delicate each of those stockings is, with those tiny little pieces! Your cards are darling, and oh-so-festive! Very happy, and makes me long for those cooler mornings when I smell candy canes on the tree, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and pretty decorations! Thanks for sharing your designs today, Birgit! hugs, de