Hello! Today I’m sharing my third card in my Personal Christmas Card Challenge, a challenge to see how many different ways I can use a seasonal looking background to create my Christmas cards. It’s also my inspiration for the newest Creative Fingers Challenge that has an awesome prize up for grabs!

Each year I create a black and white card in the colours of my friend’s Australian rules football team. So, for this card, I started using the Time For Tea Designs Nordic Star Slimline Die to cut a piece of black glitter card and adhered that to my 8.5″×3.5″ card base.

I wanted the rest of my design to be white on white but wanted something that still had plenty of interest. I die cut a plain piece of white cardstock with one of The Ton’s Pierced Nested Slimline dies and drew a simple snow bank across the mid area of the panel. I cut across that line with scissors rather than using a die so I could get the shape just right for the other elements I wanted to add.

For the trees, I used my own technique using Pearlizing Medium to add metallic shine to a white piece of cardstock and allowed it to fully dry. I then die cut a few different trees. I used the Frantic Stamper’s Village Trees Die Set to cut the smaller trees and an old medium sized pine tree die to cut two larger trees for the foreground. I glued the smaller trees behind the snow bank panel and added the larger trees over the top of the bank.

At the same time as I was cutting the trees, I also cut a printed greeting using the innermost die from the Spellbinders Divine Eloquence Card Creator Die Set. As that particular die didn’t have a backing die that I could use, I traced around the outer edge of the die and cut around it with scissors to create a simple matting layer to add the die cut on top of. I also cut another piece of black glitter card to use as a base to mount the greeting assembly on to. I placed these pieces on the card base while I arranged and glued the front trees in place. I find that having things laid out roughly helps to keep all the elements evenly placed. Once the trees were glued into place, I simply glued the sentiment into place.

To see the earlier card made for my Personal Christmas Card Challenge, made with this background die, please click on the image below. Thanks so much for spending time with me today, I look forward to next time! 😊

Card 1
Card 2

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