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Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Tree Card using Noor! Dies and Creatables


I made this card from the measurements of this card on the Noor! Designs blog.

For the panels on my card, I chose two kinds of ribbon which were the right size for the folds, and cut separate strips of paper the same width as the ribbon, and a little shorter than the card. Then I applied the ribbon to the strips and mounted them onto the card.

Next, I cut out the Noor! dies, and shaded them with metallic gold ink. I mounted them dimensionally onto the card, and cut a red Christmas tree with one of my Marianne Creatables dies. I still haven't found a shade of red paper I really like, and had none to match the red ribbon, so I colored the die cut tree using Copics, and used a gold metallic pen to add the ornaments with.

To decorate the die cuts, I punched some tiny flowers out of gold mirror card. They look more like scalloped circles, which is what I wanted, rather than flowers. Then I added deep red pearls to them, as well as adding some to the die cuts without the punched flowers behind them.

I like the card while it is open, but next time, I will make the folds next to the center narrower, and the outside folds wider. It looks a little strange when folded, as only the center shows, with the rest hidden behind it.

4 comments:

Sasha said...

Beautiful, Kathi! I love the shape! Your panels look gorgeous! Love those dies:) x

JD said...

Another stunning card from you! So many neat details...this one must have taken you a long time to do! Thanks for sharing the link to your inspiration card...that is lovely too. Noor site has a lot of neat eye candy. Hope you are having a good week.

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful card!! Love everything about it!!

Karen W said...

Wow this is totally fabulous, I love it and want to try and copy this, I just ordered some of those dies but didn't get the ones on the side and now I think I need those too.