My first Christmas card of 2017! I'm very happy that the twist in the July Inspirational Card Challenge is Christmas in July. I was scrambling last year to get all of my Christmas cards done and hope to get a better head start this year. I first die cut the navy tree print piece (Bella Blvd. – Holly Jolly Christmas) with my stitched rectangle die. I then adhered a piece of fun foam just slightly smaller than the rectangle to the back. I ran the printed paper with the foam backing through my die cut machine using my MFT Christmas tree cut out die. This created a raised frame. I then die cut stitched scallop strips (Sunny Studios die) and layered them. I placed my frame over top and, added a tiny red bow (Paper Smooches die) and a sentiment sticker (Bella Blvd.). A red and white striped mat finishes it off.
July Inspirational Card Challenge - technique - negative die cut framing
Thank you so very much for your kindness and encouragement! I appreciate it more than I can say.