Thursday, November 17, 2022

Always Welcome with Spellbinders!

 Hello and welcome! Today's card features a die set I got when I was still a member of the die of the month club through Spellbinders. I absolutely loved being a part of the small and large die of the month (and after I got my glimmer machine, I joined that one as well), unfortunately to save money, I had to give them up. This die set was the reason I signed up in the first place. I just loved the Always Welcome set and although you can no longer get this die, they have a new door die set called Open House and they have all kinds of add-ons for any occasion!

For this card, I started with an A2 sized card base using red cardstock. I die cut a rectangle using MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX in the largest size from 110lb smooth white cardstock. I then used the MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil and Hero Arts Wet Cement ink to create the brick wall for the background. 

I die cut the frame around the door using 110lb smooth white cardstock. I cut the pillars twice and added a piece of foam tape to the back of one of the pillars and layered them on top of each other to give the card some dimension. 

The best part about die sets like this is, it lets you use up all those scraps you might hang on to. For the rest of the accessories for the door I used scrap cardstock in various colors. I die cut the front door mat in dark green and stamped the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Spellbinders Sunday Drive All-Occasion Sentiments using VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder. 

I wanted to add some decorations to the front porch, so I created the little trees. The tree part comes from Honey Bee Stamps, Gingerbread House Add-On and the pot comes from Spellbinders Day Dreaming which was a small die of the month die set. I added some red and white gems to the trees and added some detail to the trees using Copic markers. 

This is one of my most favorite Christmas cards to make. It's simple, yet elegant and when someone opens the envelope to see this card, they would be wowed by how beautiful this comes out. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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