Hello crafters! Today I am back with a tutorial featuring the new Winter Cottage stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. You know how I love to stretch my supplies and this time I created two very different projects: one very elaborate one (which was still quick to make) and one very clean and simple one. Check it out!
I never tried a card with such dimension before, and Concord & 9th makes it super easy. There’s literally no learning curve at all, and thanks to the template on their website, it’s also fool proof. You don’t have to worry about the size of any of the paper pieces you are using, just follow the guide.
Of course, I had to glitter up the entire project. Don’t worry about using too much glitter – my glitter pots are still pretty full, even though I am using them liberally. The only way to make a noticeable dent into the glitter supply is by tipping the pot over (don’t ask how I know).
The best news for me, though, was that I can stamp on the glitter. Just bear in mind: because of the double sided adhesive behind the glitter the ink cannot seep into the paper and will remain wet for quite a long time. Be careful not to smudge it or get prints on the sides of the card as you fold it.
My second project ignores the dies completely and instead focuses on the stamps. I just love the tree line, and how easily you can produce many cards with the same design. I especially loved to create that sky background that blends into the trees.
What I love especially about the tree design is that it looks as if it fades out into a field of snow at the bottom. Perfect, because that means you don’t have to do anything else to that part. You could even just stamp the tree line with a color gradient and let that be the entire card design.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!