Thursday 19 December 2019

Joy to the World

Sometimes when I decide to colour die cuts, I begin by inking some card and then choosing the spot I would like to die cut. This time I began by cutting out the dies and then spritzing them with water before sprinkling with Brushos and then spritzing again. The smaller pieces I just dabbed into the residue of colour left on my craft mat. It's not any special card, just a bunch of off cuts. 
I knew that I wanted to have the word JOY in  the centre of the wreath, but didn't like any of the dies in my stash, because of size or style or whatever, so decided to make one with my Silhouette. I'm not exactly sure which Font I used but I chose one with a serif so that there would be areas which would make the welding of the letters together a little easier. I cut three and layered them before triple embossing in gold. You can see where the serif of the 'Y' joins to the 'O'. I like to weld the letters into a complete word as it's so much easier to deal with a whole word, rather than trying to stick down individual letters.
I didn't intend having the diagonal trail of tiny pearls, but a teeny smidgen of ink forced my hand!
I did just drag the leaves over a gold ink pad before attaching to the card.
Christmas Kickstart -  Last minute Madness
MOD Squad - Christmas or Winter
Paper Funday - Christmas
CASology  - Branch
Just Add Ink  - Photo inspiration


  1. What a beautiful card, Chrissie! Funny how a 'bunch of off-cuts' can look so lovely. Thanks for playing once again at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  2. Joy Joy Joy beautiful card! TFS and thank you for linking up at Mod Squad - Blessings, Gail

  3. Perfection! This has come together beautifully! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

  4. Lovely card and clever way to color your die cuts. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  5. Been away for a short break Chrissie so am playing catch up- some wonderful recent makes - forgive me if I don't comment on them individually!
    The delicate leaf die is simply perfect - will try mixing my Shimmers with the Brushos and see what happens!
    Love this wreath - Christmas personified. Wonderful!

  6. Beautiful as always Chrissie! Have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. Beautiful card, Chrissie! I love the green colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and we hope to see you next year. Luv, Wilma

  8. Like you, I usually pre ink the card before die cutting but this has turned out so beautifully that I'm going to try this technique next time!Love how you created the Joy word too.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Chrissie and thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

  9. Your wreath is stunning, Chrissie! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology and Happy New Year!


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