Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December Challenge and Photo Inspiration

Hello, my  crafty friends!! More holiday inspiration coming your way! And it's time for another Challenge!!

Come on by the Die-Namites Blog for our monthly challenges. Each month we'll have a challenge with a photo as our inspiration. This month's photo is:

Use this as inspiration and just create!

You can enter your projects for your chance of winning a $25 Die-Namites Gift Card. 

To find out more about our monthly challenge or to link your challenge project, see the original post here.

I like the organic feel of the inspiration photo. All the natural textures and colors. It gave me a very woodsy/ rustic vibe.

I didn't go the rustic route... but kept the neutral color palette.

Here is my challenge project:

I started off using my Cricut electric cutting machine to cut my card base.

I found an awesome cut file in the Cricut library for a trifold card... You can find the same file in the subscription area of Cricut Design Space.

It's a trifold card complete with score lines and a frame.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere my panels to the outer right-hand flap and onto the inside middle panel...

And because it had a 1/4" refill in it, I even used the Mega Runner on my frame!

For my focal point, I used Die-Namites' Pinecone die.

And, guess what, you can get 15% off your next purchase... that's right not just off this die but your ENTIRE purchase!! How awesome is that??!! Just use my special code mitsyana15 during checkout!!

I used my manual die cut machine to cut two die cut pinecones out of craft cardstock. This die is just GORGEOUS!! And these dies just slide out of the die!!The die has poke holes but never had to use them or a poke tool to get my pieces out!! And that is just AWESOME!

Then I ebrushed my pinecones using brown and green Sharpie Markers.

Supplies Used
Pinecone Die (Die-Namites)
Cricut Explore Air
Trifold Card File (Cricut DS Subscription)
Patterned Paper (Craft Smith)
Craft Cardstock
Hemp Twine
3D Lacquer
Green and Brown Sharpie Markers
eBrush (Craftwell)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)

Then I used my liquid adhesive (3D Lacquer) to attach my pinecones to the flap of my card.
I tied a quadruple loop bow out of hemp twin and also attached with liquid adhesive.

And, last but not least I stamped my sentiment from the "All I want for Christmas" stamp set with VersaFine onyx black ink.

And here is my finished card: 

I love how elegant this card turned out!

This inside panel I left blank for writing or if I wanted to attach a gift card.

Hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to join us in our challenge fun!!

Until next time...

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