Hello, Friends! Today, I am sharing this adorable card featuring the new Winter Wonderland stamp and die bundle from Concord & 9th. The stamp set can be sold separately from the die set, but the bundle usually saves you money, AND this die set is beyond amazing. It includes dies that help turn the stamps into snow globes, but then there are a ton of dies to create separate things like snowmen and cars with Christmas trees on top. And, of course, these nutcrackers. You can use these dies to decorate your snow globes, or you can use them on their own, like I have. I didn’t even touch the stamp set on this card, but I’m looking forward to creating some fun snow globe scenes.
Making the Card
In case it hasn’t been obvious, I have been extremely addicted to die cutting lately. Yes, I own stamps…and markers! One day soon, I will pull them out again. In the meantime, this card clearly started with a lot of die cutting. I wanted to make my nutcrackers tone on tone, so I grabbed a bunch of colored card stock from my scrap bin and went to town. In some cases, I used markers to achieve the color that I wanted, such as the noses and the darker yellow color. You can definitely mix it up with these nutcrackers and make them all look different. I decided to keep mine looking relatively the same, aside from the hats. This set includes 4 different hat dies!
FYI – my favorite die cutting machine is on sale right now at Spellbinders! If you’ve been on the fence, or you’re just looking to add a machine to your tool box, now is the time to buy.
Once I was finished with all of the die cutting, I glued all of the elements together. I inlaid certain components, like the eyes and the buttons, by putting tape on the back of the die cut and just popping the tiny black circles into place. I used white card stock for the main body element. I did look at pictures of nutcrackers online and really liked the ones with white hair. They all look a little bit like they have a cold – I’m not sure why I decided to color their noses darker than their face!
This new Double Stripe Card Front Die is pretty brilliant, and I find that to be the case with many of Concord & 9th’s products. You can add this stripe pattern in either a horizontal or vertical direction on an A2 card front. And it doesn’t cut the outside border, which Concord & 9th has perfected in its cover dies. I love that you can just feed your entire card base through your die cutting machine and only cut the design on the front panel. I used Peacock card stock for my card base – I love this color!
My sentiment consists of a die cut “falala” from this same die set that I cut from glossy black card stock, as well as a stamped sentiment from the Big on Christmas stamp set. I glued everything to my card base and then embellished all of the hats with matching colored jewels.
I hope this card puts a smile on your face! Be sure to check out all of the new goodies from Concord & 9th – the recent release is really spectacular. Thank you so much for visiting today.
Wishing you all a crafty day,
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