Friday, July 15, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Winter Hills Dies - Two Card Styles Made With It.

I almost missed seeing this die set in the Fun Stampers Journey Holidays Mini Catalog.  It is in the upper left hand corner on page 31 along with lots of gorgeous ribbons.  

I found as I played with the die that if I cut the tabs off of it, that I could easily layer it on a card front. Just pop up the layers using Journey Foam Squares.    Here's my first example which is layered:

Fun Stampers Journey Holidays Mini Catalog
Pg 31
Winter Hills Die DI-0249

I see this die being used for so many occasions not just Christmas.  Perfect for a forest scene, a snow scene, Christmas card, Thanksgiving card and more.  Even a tent stamped off to the side for a camping card.   The ideas/options are endless.

The card base is Green Olive and the trees are Whip Cream card stock.  I sponged the trees with PanPastels, then used Silks to add a bit of shine to the card.    Embellished it with Journey Sequins Holiday Elements (red flowers and snow flakes).

Then I started playing with the die a bit more and realized that it would make a GREAT Tri-Fold card.    The photos below are just some Whip Cream Card Stock that I cut out for a test card.   Then I sponged it with PanPastels to see how it would look.   It's a keeper I think, don't you?    

Tri-Fold card closed.

Tri-Fold card:  One side open.

Tri-Fold card:  One side open, different view.

Tri-Fold card:  Both sides open.

Visualize the trees done in a Green Olive Card Stock on the Tri-Fold or the Whip Cream Card Stock sponged with PanPastels on both front and back of the tree panels.

I found that the Journey Craft Glue (liquid) was perfect for putting on the tabs and then positioning the piece into place. 

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:

Journey Sequins Holiday Elements AC-0116
PanPastels of your Choice --- 4 sets to choose from
    Confectionary Days PanPastels  JM-0079
    Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082
    Party Pop PanPastels JM-0081  (used these on the sunset)
    Mother Nature PanPastels JM-0080   (Used these on the trees)
Winter Hills Die Set   DI-0249  Set of 2 
    Each die measures 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Oh Holy Stamp Set SS-0380   Set of 6 stamps 
    Oh Holy Die Set  DI-0231 Set of 6 dies (I did not use these on the card)
     Oh Holy Bundle  BD-0159  (stamp set + dies)
Craft Glue AD-0111
Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041  .... Refill RI-0044
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084 Small OR AD-0085 Medium 
Journey Gold Silk IP-0096
Journey Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Green Olive Card Stock CS-0113

NOTE:   Did you notice the difference in the trees themselves on the two cards.   The layered card I just cut the trees out.  On the Tri-Fold card, I first cut them then leaving the paper in the dies I then embossed them.   It creates a highlighted/embossed edge when you do this.   Here's the Journey Platinum "sandwich" to do the embossing after you run the dies through your machine:

Sandwich from the bottom up to emboss a cut image:
Magnetic Platform
Die with cut paper still attached (be sure cut side is facing up)
Tan Embossing Mat
Green Embossing Plate 

I believe you can cut and then emboss with any of "our" thin metal dies.   It adds another dimensions to your cut designs.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach
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  1. Thanks for sharing I'm going to try this and see how it comes out. Have a great day. Thanks again,

  2. Janie ... thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment. I love the die and found it pretty easy to use. Our liquid craft glue on the tabs worked well when attached to the card back. That way I could move them if needed to line them up.


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