December 28, 2009

Winter Greeting Card

I was making some new cards to load into my Etsy shop and thought I'd share this one.  I love this image!  In my mind it's one of those images that makes it very difficult to make an ugly card.
I rarely use white cardstock as a base for my cards, but this one seemed to call for it.
The card measures 5x7 and I wanted to share my little trick for creating the large mat in the background.  It's the same method I used to create my mini snowman card yesterday using StampinUps Top Note die and my Cuttlebug.  I simply placed my folded paper on the die leaving one edge of the paper just short of the cutting surface. That way only three sides get cut.  You can then open the paper up and create a mat such as this or leave it folded to create a mini card.




10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

BEAUTIFUL - so soft and delicate - and what a gorgeous image, you used her beautifully!!

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous card - that image is so beautiful! And thanks for the tip about framing with the Top Note... I'll definitely be trying that one!

joy said...

This image is precious and you have made an exquisite card with her! Love the frame - thanks for the tip!

Sarah said...

The printed paper looks like a perfect match to the image which is so sweet. What a pretty card!!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is such a beautiful card Louise!

Rhonda said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Louise! Gorgeous image and you have made it into a spectacular piece. Cheers!

ScrappyPam said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tip!

Shar said...

A completely charming card! So pretty!

:: Lindy :: said...

That image to soooo sweet- gorgeous card! Thanks for the tip for making a larger die cut; I will definitely use it.

Anke said...

WOW what a wonderful card.

Hugs
Anke