Hi everyone! Hope the weather is decent where you are and it hasn’t gotten too hot yet! It’s warming up here but with little to no humidity, it’s more easily tolerated. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #51 – Anything Goes + Aperture! We are a technique challenge blog and all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ with an optional technique twist each month given to inspire you! This month the twist is an aperture, which is any shaped opening in your project. Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I’m still in Christmas mode so this peek-a-boo die and my favorite poinsettia die were the first two things that came to mind! This design came together pretty quickly!
I created a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel cut from CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock and a piece of white craft foam. Using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die, I die cut the aperture in the white silver panel and the craft foam, and adhered them together. I cut a rectangle from CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock which I adhered behind the aperture, and then adhered the piece to the card base.
I added the ‘Joy’ sentiment using silver glitter alpha stickers along with some small green gemstones for a little interest. Using the Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, I cut the poinsettia from CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and the leaves from Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, assembled it and added Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops to the center. I set it aside until the Crystal Drops were dry, and then adhered it to the card front, at the bottom left of the aperture.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished it with a strip of the Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees clear stamp set in green ink, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock.
And one more look… I absolutely love this poinsettia die and have used it many times. It makes such an elegant Christmas card!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock, CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock; Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die, Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice silver glitter alpha stickers, Darice Foamies white craft foam, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops, Darice small green gemstones
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this pretty card and will link up with us this month! We love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we really love seeing you play the twist! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)