I'm back today with another first look at some brand new Mama Elephant Creative Cuts dies, Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland is one of my most favorite Mama Elephant stamp sets and I'm beyond thrilled that they're releaseing the coordinating dies for the two cute deer and antlers in the set!
One of my favorite things about this stamp set (and now the dies) is that depending on the greeting you use, it doesn't have to be a holiday-themed card! You could just as easily create a woodland-themed card or mix and match the elements with other stamp sets for a one-of-a-kind design. Those birch trees go with almost anything!
For my card today, I created a Christmas card using one of my favorite color combinations for the holiday season, white on white with silver (or gray).
To create the snowy forest scene, I first die cut the large A2 size stitched rectangle Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die from smooth white cardstock. Then using a couple of shades of gray ink and utitilizing both first and second generation stamping, I created a "forest" of trees. The second generation of stamping gives the illusion of depth which is an especially nice effect when stamping trees.
I die cut another A2 stitched rectangle from vellum using the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die and secured it over the stamped trees. I stamped the greeting and small circle "snowflakes" from Winter Wonderland on the vellum using Versasmark Ink, adding silver embossing powder to the greeting and white embossing powder to the "snowflakes" before heat setting.
I die cut a couple of "snow drifts" using the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts dies and layered them over the bottom portion of the card using foam adhesive under each layer. Ribbon wrapped around the top snow drift layer adds a subtle bit of dimensional embellishment to the card.
I finished the card with a scattering of clear white and silver sequins.
Click the links below to show for the September 2014 Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Release dies (I've linked the coordinating stamp sets for reference as well):
More projects created with the September 2014 ME Creative Cuts dies release and/or Winter Wonderland Stamp Set:
- "Merry Christmas" Card feat. Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Cozy Christmas Stamps and Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts dies (video)
- "Sparkle and Shine" Card feat. Winter Wonderland Stamp Set (video)
- Merry Greetings Card Trio feat. Winter Wonderland and Merry Greetings Stamp Sets (video)
- "You're Bootastic" Card feat. Bootastic Stamps and Creative Cuts and Winter Wonderland Stamps (video on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE)