Friday, 15 November 2013

Wonderful, Wonderful Times With Marc – Marc’s Sizzix Pop Up Christmas Card

Cuttlebug three kings embossing folder follow that starThis is one of Marc’s 2013 Christmas cards.  I can’t give you any detailed instructions as to how he made it,  but hope the pictures coupled with a few comments here and there from me will paint the picture for you.
The base of the card is made using a Sizzix pop up card die
Sizzix-Pop-N-Cuts-Magnetic-Insert-Die-Star-3-D-cut-at-home-635728-8919aAnd embossed using the Cuttlebug Three Kings embossing folder:-
Cuttlebug Three Kings FolderThe inside is equally stunning and detailed, Marc used a Darice 4.23” x 5.75” Embossing Folder – Stars Code: DEF-1218-63
follow that star card sizzix and cuttlebug diesI think Marc encountered a few problems when fitting the silver embossed inside involving quite a bit of trimming that he hadn’t expected, as it slightly overlapped the outside of the card, which it shouldn’t have done …..
sizzix star card dieMy only claim to fame on this project was the band that goes round the card, an idea I think I may need to copy for some of my cards ….. I printed bands, about 3/4 in deep in Landscape (in Word) using Papyrus font size 20 ….. Marc then cut them out, glued the end together and added a few tiny peel offs. A band is such a special touch on any card
Follow that .... Cuttlebug embossing folder ChristmasThe back of the card is equally as detailed.
Follow that star die cut card sizzix cuttlebugStunning and such a lot of work …… can you believe Marc made of 100 of them, he is so much more patient than I am!.  If I have left anything out or Marc has anything to add I am sure he will in the comments box, which I will then add to this post to help further.