My Christmas gift from my hubby this year, was the latest Divinity Designs kit, and I just had to play with it right away. The frame used here is actually a piece left over after cutting out some PP for another card using the set. See following images. After dry embossing the white piece using a snowflake pattern, I laid the frame on top and added a bit of inking to denote some sky. I popped up the frame slightly by using some tiny pieces of foam tape around the edges. I also added some curved CS to look like snow banks at the bottom before adding the frame. Using the stamp set and my misti I stamped all the images and then hand coloured using pencils and some Sakura pens. I then die cut them out with the matching dies. I popped these up on top of the snow banks as you see in the picture. I used 3 of the sentiment stamps and stamped across the first 3 panels. There is glitter on all of it and the snowbanks show up more in R.L. than they do on the photo. I did think I might save these designs to add to my blog later this year, but decided not to wait. Now I have 3 cards ready for next Christmas so a good start to the year for me.
So the kit came with all the dies necessary to make a concertina fold card and this is what I came up with during my play. The card front uses the dies for Mandala making and I did mine as shown here. The mandala is either a 4 piece or 3 piece glued together, but on this one I used only the 3 pieces in different colours. I’ve since made some ornaments using all the pieces for gifting later on. I used a scrap piece of ribbon to make a bow for the top. The concertina part isn’t difficult but it is fiddly getting it to fit together properly and I find it a bit thick when folded so shall need to ensure a good size envelope and extra postage if I choose to mail it to someone when the time comes. I used the stamp set with the birds to add to the PP panels and I angled 2 sentiment strips on the first of the panels for the greeting. Any personal writing has to go on the back of this one, but the next one I make will have a place for me to write something personal on the inside. I’m quite pleased with the result and shall have fun making a few more. All the PP is from my Reminisce collection. I’m also thinking that perhaps I can just use the concertina piece on its own instead of adding it to the inside of a larger card. It will stand up on its own so it should work.
There is still more to the kit, but I haven’t played with it all as yet. I shall have fun coming up with some future designs for next Christmas I think. I did these in between sorting and packing for our upcoming move. We’ll see if I have more time to make a few more over the next few weeks before I have to pack up my craft room entirely.