Monday, October 29, 2018

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen . . .

Happy Monday Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing another fun holiday card
using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.

Don't ask me why, but as I was created the following card, I just started singing Christmas Carols and specifically ... 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen . . . etc. etc.'  So that must be what this beautiful Caroler Family is sharing today!  LOL

The weather here is Ohio has changed to Fall so quickly, I'm hoping that it doesn't turn to Winter quite so fast!  But, we know it is coming and it won't be long before we are all sharing holiday joy.  THAT is what I had on my mind when creating today.  PLUS ... I've combined the Old with the New (I'm referring to the dies I've used!).  That is what I love about dies ... being able to combine them to create the scene that is in my head!!

Today I've used an older die called 'Arched Fir Branch'

TUTTI-123 Arched Fir Branch

along with a newer die called 'Caroler Family'.

TUTTI-469 Caroler Family

I began by die cutting the fir branch from a scrap of white card stock then coloring just the branch using a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.

To add dimension to my Caroler Family, I've die cut twice from black card stock and glued the panels together.  I also used dimensional tape on the back of my Caroler Family for even more dimension.

To create the 'background' for my winter's night Christmas Caroling, I've cut a panel if white card stock just a bit smaller than my card base and sponged the upper portion using Tim Holtz broken china ink and a large sponge dauber.

I've also created a couple 'snow mounds' for the family to stand in front of by once again using some scraps of white card stock ... cutting them to width and then simply tearing them randomly across the top.

Adhere all the pieces together and VIOLA!

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