Wednesday, 31 October 2018

A Special Christmas CUTplorations Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to a 
Special CUTplorations Christmas Release
and Blog Hop.

I had so much fun with a few of the fabulous new
Christmas Dies below that I landed up making three cards.

Aren't They GORGEOUS!

As this is a long post I will give you a quick rundown
on how I made these cards.
Card #1 The background was simply made by adding
cyan and lavender pearl pigment powder
to gel medium and layering it with a brush.
The deer and sentiment is cut from gold paper.
Added a gold frame and attached to white card base.
Card #2 was fiddly as I as I adhered silver flakes
to my die cut deer. Won't do that again in a hurry.
The background was from my bits box
and leftovers from smashing metallic paint
and a touch of Iridescent Medium
Added my sentiment and adhered to card base.
Card #3 I stenciled my background
and distressed the edges. The deer was cut from red card stock
and inked with Hero Art Unicorn Pigment Ink and popped.
Added a few die cut snowflakes and
part of the new Christmas Die.
Finished with sequins and gems and adhered to card base.
All the Nitty Gritty details for the blog hop are Here 
with more amazing projects by the 
CUTploration Gals to swoon over. Check them out.
I hope you will spare the time to leave a comment here
for a change to win one of two prizes.
A quick recap - They are
 Choice of one (1) cover plate die & one (1) word/phrase die
 from the new Christmas dies featured during the hop OR
 a $15 GC to the store. Commenting closes November 9.
 Winner to be announced on November 10
 in the October Winners post.
What are you waiting for?
It's a great way to add a few more
Christmas cards that we all need to
give to Family & Friends.
I will look out for you in our Gallery.

Thanks so much for dropping in


*Vicki* said...

Wow Ina, these creations all turned out so amazing!! Love the products in this release!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Esther Asbury said...

Three great cards! Love your backgrounds -- especially that last one!

Glennis F said...

Love your cards, so CAS to do

Doreen said...


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply darling!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Just stunning! I love your backgrounds!

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards; I'm kinda in love with the silver one.

Tammy said...

WOW Ina, these are gorgeous, I love the new deer die cuts and your beautiful background!
Hugs, Tammy

JenniferE said...

Beautiful cards! Love each of the backgrounds!

Loll said...

Beautiful cards using the new dies, Ina! You have really showcased these images beautifully!! xx

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous. Love how you used the dies.

Dana M said...

Wow - what fantastic texture, layers and shine! Gorgeous cards!

Mac Mable said...

What a treat with your three wonderful cards and what great new products. No favourites, of course but extra loving the third one x.

Helen said...

So many great cards, Na! You've certainly been busy! Loving the background on the first card! Super colour and texture!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning work - I am in love with the first card - the background is sensational:)

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love so much your amazing cards!!!

Sue D said...

these are beautiful. Love the colors, shine and sparkle.

Lucy E. said...

All three cards are lovely! I love the subtle stenciled background with the bright red deer on the third card-really stunning!

Chark said...

love them all! the blue background is cool!

The Paper Layer said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Perfect with the deer dies! Three Gorgeous cards!

Tina Z. said...

I just love this deer and your backgrounds!