Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spellbinders Holiday Die D-Lites - negative die cut piece ideas

What is the first thing you do when you get a new set of dies? For me, after I rip them open in excitement, I immediately cut the images out. I love seeing how the images work together, how they layer, the size, the embossed detail...as you can see, I love me some good die cut images! When I got the new Spellbinders Holiday Die D-Lites Christmas Tree set, something surprising immediately struck me.

I had ideas for how I wanted to use the trees as soon as I saw the package, but when I cut them out, those ideas went right out the window! Because when I saw the left-over portion, or the negative pieces left behind, woweeeee! The "junk" was just as beautiful. New ideas sprang to mind and I got to work creating. 

I cut the basic image from a panel of cardstock that I trimmed down to size. Layered behind it is a piece of gold glitter cardstock. How simple, yet elegant is that?!!?

I added a few stamped stars on the card base, a sentiment, and used the star from the die set to finish the card off. Now I didn't toss the "real" pieces, I have set those aside to make another card. Its a two-for-one! How's that for making quick work of your holiday cards?!?

When you have an opening as perfect as this, you create a shaker card! I mean, come on! How could you not?! 

Behind the opening, on the card base, I did use some of the "real" images. The star and the tree trunk looked awesome behind the shaker sequins and added to the detail. Its like my Christmas tree is all lit up and sparkly! Be sure and visit the Spellbinders blog to read more about how I created these cards!

Sincerely Yours,
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Deanna said...

I LOVE how these are so simple but SO beautiful! I've been seeing such wonderful card ideas all over this week!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous cards and both so festive!

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