I'm playing along with this week's Make-It Monday over at Nichole's blog. Melissa Phillip's has a great video on using your die cuts as stencils.
Here's my card:
I used the same snowflake die that Melissa used in the video 1. because I loved her background and I totally wanted to CASE it and 2. I couldn't think of another large scale detailed die that I could use. So my background looks similar to Melissa's and then I used the new Post and Parcel kit to finish off the card. I'm completely smitten by this sweet set!! There's a "snow" stamp in the set that you can use to heat emboss with white to make it look like snow on top of the mailbox, but the first time I saw it in the release, I instantly thought of rust (hence my vintage loving heart). So I tried making the mailbox look rusty using Canyon Clay and Americana inks instead of white.
I also have a bonus project to share with you. I made a wedding themed mailbox card for a wedding that we went to over the weekend.
The colors were gold and Marine Corps blue. The groom looked so handsome in his dress blues! So those are the colors I used to create the mailbox using Gold embossing powder and Enchanted Evening ink. I also used the leaves and a flower from the Garden Gild Make it Market Mini Kit. I ran the flower through the xyron and added some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
I stamped the gifts in Enchanted Evening and heat embossed the gold ribbons. The sentiment is heat embossed as well. Their monetary gift slipped right under the die cut ribbon. Betsy truly thinks of every little detail to make these kits so special.
This was the other side of the postage insert. I left space at the bottom to sign our names.
You can find all the details and Melissa's video HERE
I'm so happy that you stopped by to visit me today.
Your comments are always read and so much appreciated.
Blessings ~ Birgit