Hi Crafters! Kat has re-released the Pine Tree Border die. The previous die (which is still available here) doesn’t cut out the bottom border. The new die does cut out the bottom portion of the die. The new die, Pine Tree/Icicle Duo Border die is like having two dies in one – when used upright it cuts out the Pine Tree border and when flipped around, it creates an icicle border!
For my card today, I’ve used the Pine Tree/Icicle Border die as an icicle border. I have been addicted to ink blending lately. I started by using various distress inks with blending brushes to create a blended night sky. I splattered white watercolor onto the background using a paint brush to create a look of snow. I die cut the Pine Tree/Icicle Border die twice out of white glitter paper. I also die cut one of the snow drifts from the Crafters Essentials Winter die set using the same white glitter paper. I adhered these die cuts to my blended background.
I die cut that background using a Stitched Scalloped rectangle die for my background piece. I created the kraft border by using the same size Stitched Scalloped rectangle die and then used a stitched rectangle die that was a bit smaller to create the border. I adhered the border to the background piece.
I die cut the dear from the Crafters Essentials Winter die set out of craft paper and inked the edges using brown distress inks. I adhered the dear to the background using foam adhesive. The Merry Critters stamp set had the perfect sentiment, My Deer Friend, for this card. I stamped this onto the background with black ink.
I die cut coordinating plaid paper with the largest Stitched Scalloped rectangle die and adhered it to my white card base. I then added my blended panel to the card base using foam adhesive.
The Pine Tree/Icicle Border die has so many possibilities – when I showed the design team my card, one of them said that it looked like mountains. I can totally see that now! Another one used the die as hair for Frankenstein.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping! Here is a link to the Kat Scrappiness shop and direct links for products used on this card are below. Get in on the sale going on right now 15% off in the store thru October 25th by using code FALL15.
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- Pine Border/Icicle die by Kat Scrappiness
- Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness
- Stitched Rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness
- Crafters Essential Winter dies by Kat Scrappiness
- Merry Critters stamp set by Kat Scrappiness
- Blending Brushes