Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tutti Designs - Blue Christmas

Happy Sunday Everyone!
It's once again my turn to share a new, inspirational creation using dies from the Tutti Designs Store.  Have you checked out this new die company yet?  If not, you truly owe it to yourself to pop over to see the fabulous die designs available.  Their September release just became available in the store and keep watching because there is MORE TO COME over the next couple of months!
Today I've created using a die from the current release (Rose Frame) as well as a die from our July release (Jolly Snowman).  Who says you have to always use snowflakes with snowmen?  I just loved how this frame helps to showcase this adorable snowman die ... so why not!  LOL
Depending on how your color and create with your dies, you can think 'outside the box' and use them in various ways.  For instance, you can clip & snip your die cuts to get a different appearance by using part of the original die cut panel OR die cut multiple times and stack your image as I have done today with my snowman.

  TIP:  If you don't have the color card stock you want to use for your die cut, but you do have INK the correct color, simply create your own paper as you see I have done today.

 The center of this beautiful die actually pops out and typically gets tossed in the trash!  BUT I wanted to 'put it back in place' and use it as a back drop for my snowman.  However, I did want it to be a little darker so went back over it AGAIN with the same ink pad before gluing it back into my frame.

I added just a touch more ink to the corners of the frame also.
Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store 
and check out all of these fabulous dies.

Need inspiration?  

The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!  Pop on over often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!

Challenges to share in:
Crafting When You Can Challenge  #129 - Christmas Comes Early
The Ribbon Girl October Challenge (10/15) - ATG w/ribbon
A Bit More Time to Craft Oct Challenge - ATG
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Show me a Snowman

I'll be back again next Sunday with a new Tutti Designs project.
In the meantime, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

 Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


jrmom said...

Cute and elegant at the same time. Amazing! Looks great and such a cool technique.

Leslie Miller said...

That's so clever how you combined the two! They look absolutely fantastic! I wouldn't have noticed that was a rose frame except I just got done looking at it in the store, tee hee. Beautiful, Darlene!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Darlene! It's a wonderful combination of dies, and the blue is so nice and frosty! :o)

Conniecrafter said...

That does make for a beautiful frame for the snowman, I love the swirls on him and how you colored the center darker as well as around the outside of the framing, Love it!

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely snowman the dimension you have created is great. And the frame is gorgeous xx

Poppet said...

Great card Darlene, I wondered how you got the middle darker without it showing under the die. It looks like someone made a snowman in the garden.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! I love that lovely snowman die and how you framed him with that rose one. They really work so well together, they're a nice compliment to each other! I'm not looking forward to snow, but I love it all on your card!

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Show me A Snowman" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Gina said...

Oh I love the idea of stacking images to make them more dimensional! Fabulous card..thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can :D XXX

Mary G said...

Nice diecut card Darlene. Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl October Card Challenge, best of luck, Mary x

Joan said...

Beautiful frame for your lovely snowman

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Sparkles this month