Saturday, November 30, 2019
Divinity Designs LLC November Design Team Color Challenge
Hi, everyone! This month's Design Team Color Challenge is based on the Christmas Paper Collection 2014. When the Christmas Dove Dies were released earlier this month, I knew right away that I wanted to create a 'suspension' card with the dove free-floating. I'll share with you below step by step how I did this.....it's important to "get the horse in front of the cart".
I chose two different patterns from the paper collection....the snowflake pattern for the dove background and a coordinating pattern for the sentiment panel and the 2-sided dove. To create the two-sided dove, I simply cut one dove from the pattern side and another dove from the back side of the designer paper, then sponged the edges of both patterned pieces. The snowflake paper and white mat were adhered to the front of the kraft card; the dove outline die was taped down and run through the die cut machine.....with the card open (unfolded). I then (temporarily) adhered the inside layers, placed the die back into the same position on the front and cut out the opening. (Note: I could have cut through all five layers at once, however, I was concerned that the paper would warp.) I carefully removed the inside designer paper, attached string at the top and bottom of the dove cutout, then adhered the snowflake paper back down with permanent adhesive to hide the string. The decorative dove pieces were then adhered together, with the thread in between. The dove now swings loosely in the cut-out opening. Baker's twine was added, along with a sentiment cut from the 'Inspiration Words' Dies, matted with the Pennant Flags Dies and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies. Note: The Die-Resizing Technique was used to shorten the banner....click HERE for my simple tutorial.
For the sentiment panel inside, I used the same paper as for the dove, stamped the scripture from 'Keep Christ', then added a few snow crystal cut-outs from the Christmas Dove Dies. The designer paper panels were all cut with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and the white mats were cut with the Pierced Rectangles Dies.
Thanks for stopping by today! To see the rest of the Designer samples for this challenge, click HERE and HERE.