I thought it was time to reintroduce Christmas Friday, I know most people have made their Christmas Cards already however this may give some ideas for next year or if you are like me, a last minute panic make! AS its Gemini Week then today's card had to feature another of this amazingly useful die sets and today's is Ursa, a delicate die with again 2 separate cutting edges. Today I have used the edge and centre panel on the edge at the bottom of the card. This makes a stable card as the design is symmetrical!
I started by die cutting Sue's new Scandinavian background along with the Ursa centre panel and the matching edge die that I felt best matched the pattern of the background die in coconut white foundation card. I then cut a piece or rich red using just the edge die to make a mat. I placed the cut panel against the cut red piece and used my rule to cut a border around the piece. Next I folded a white A3 piece of card in half, placed the front piece on the folded card leaving a border and placed the edge die, using Scotch removable tape, at the bottom edge again leaving a border.
All I then needed to do was run the card through the Grand Calibur which, because it is a thin die, cut both pieces in one pass (I didn't stick the top panel on till it was cut!) I then added a hand cut banner stamped with the sentiment from Creative Expressions and a poinsettia made using the same method as the other day, along with some red and white bakers twine wrapped around the piece.
Finally to add a little more bling and to show the beauty of the filigree background die I added Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA glue dotted on each piece where it seemed to go. I love the background dies as there always seems to be a natural place to put a pearl, PVA Pearl or gem.
Sue Wilson's dies
Gemini Collection - Ursa
Scandinavian Collection - Background
Creative Expressions Christmas Sentiments
Rich Red & Coconut white foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA