Good evening. We had a definite touch of Fall in the air this morning as we had to get out for an early medical appointment. It did warm up mid-day, but the hint we've been feeling these last days was definitely more pronounced today. Actually, what is it - 3 more days until Official Fall??? This year has just flown past.
I've been wanting the Glowing Candles Memory Box die ever since I first saw it. Had it ordered at one place, been waiting forever it seems for it to get in stock and ship. I've been seeing some lovely cards using this die on so many blogs. Here's my version (well, the first one anyhow)..
MB die cut using a gold glitter paper. Recut it once more with green glitter paper, just to get the holly leaves, and overlaid the original diecut on the leaf portion. There's another small MB die of just holly leaves with a triple berry die, so I cut this one in green (for extra leaves) then again in red (berries, yes?). After I adhered the additional pieces, I had a light bulb moment: should have used the round tipped embosser thing-y and shaped these extras for a bit of dimension. They were stuck down tight, and no way was I trying to take them off.
Used my favorite Aileen's Easy Flow glue for tiny bits of glue on the backside of the die. Using tweezers, I very carefully went to place on the red velvet paper (which I remembered having, and miraculously was able to find!). You guessed it...the piece dropped off the tweezers. Had the red been plain paper, the glue would have dried, no spots. On the velvet texture, it left a visible place, so that's why the little rhinestones by the candle flames. Hey, the rhinestones look better than the smears!
Added some red rhinestones over the little bobs at the ends of the holly sprigs, and decided to add some more over the red glitter berries too.
Sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft sticker...
Mat is green glitter paper, interior part removed & then just added to a white card base. I liked this one, but was aggravated at my clumsiness in smearing the velvet paper. I'm going to be making this in white & gold, white & silver too. Just love this die; it cut really well on the thicker glitter paper and definitely on the thinner glitter paper by American Crafts. The gold was not a terribly heavy weight, but heavier than the green.
Cheers, and I'm off to submit this at Pixie's Snippet Playground, as the green & gold glitter paper was from snippets! The Playground is open for 2 1/2 more days so why don't you hunt up some snippets, make a card (or another project which uses your leftover bits) & join in the fun?
As always, thanks for visiting this evening, and many cyber hugs.