Altered & Layered Die Cuts + Simon’s DieCember® Release
Hello everyone! Have you seen the brand new, DieCember® release from Simon Says Stamp that was revealed today?? It’s full of fun dies, which I couldn’t wait to create with.
In today’s project I am altering one of the Picture Book dies; plus using other dies in unique ways, creating a cozy and festive Christmas card!
The darling Picture Book Latte die is simply charming! I am a big coffee person, so this die is totally up my alley! The cup has a cute smile; but for this design, I wanted to make something with more of a classy appearance. I altered the die cut adding a small heart die cut over the face. Instantly, this changed the feel of the mug to exactly what I was looking for!
I further enhanced the mug with some simple Copic marker shading and Moxy clear Glitter Glue on the milk foam.
Next I worked on the background; using some white cardstock and embossing plates for my die cutting machine, I embossed the Holiday Knit Background die (instead of cutting it). This creates a soft, quilted effect that looks perfect with the mug! With some Tumbled Glass Oxide ink, I blended color on the edges for a frosty look.
To finish up the card, I started layering all my pieces together. Layering die cuts add a lot of interest to your design and help complement the main elements of the card. To accent my wintry mug, I adhered a few of the Rina Snowflake dies from Simon behind it.