ID: MC Sept/15 - ECD Tag Accordion Card - Believe - Christmas is a Piece of Home card
size: 13"w x 5.5"h (3 3/8"w x 5.5"h closed - not incl. ribbon)

Created: September 9, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs  (ECD) has been licensed to make dies of Suzanne Cannon's (Quietfire Design ) calligraphy. Today's card uses part of the "Merry Christmas" & "Believe" dies. (or available on Quietfire here MC & Believe)

The rubber stamp quote on the inside as well as bits and pieces of other stamps are by Quietfire Design  

 ("Christmas Is A Piece of Home"); ("Christmas Cuddlers" 9pce set); 9in the - "It Is Christmas in the Heart...");  (Of - "May You Have..."); 


I folded my cream toned cardstock in half and die cut the tag top through both layers then continued the cuts. Repeated for the 2nd part.

Front: Die cut a bunch of ECD "Sprig of Berries" from the cream cardstock and colored with Distress pads "Shabby Shutters" and hitting here and there with "Pine Needles" & "Walnut Stain". Embossed with a blend of Distress embossing powder ("Shabby Shutters" & "Vintage Photo"). Used one of the negative die cut pieces as a stencil to sponge with the above colors to create a background. Adhered 2 of the boughs on to the front. For the berries I applied Quickie glue and sprinkled with Silk Microfine Glitter in "Imperial Garnet".

The "Believe" was created from an acrylic skin I made on my craft sheet and allowed to dry, then applied Crackle medium over it and allowed that to dry, then adhered the skin to a piece of copy paper and applied some Golden's "Soft Gel medium" so the cracks didn't fall off... Die cut and then used the die to cut a shadow layer. Adhered both together and then on to the card.

On the inside: 
Dry embossed the ECD "Sprig" on cream toned paper. Hit the high points with a green and brown sponge. and adhered to card.

Stamped the piece words and the word magic using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on cream cardstock. Die cut with the ECD "Ornaments 2" solid part of the die set. Sponged some "Barn Door" around the edges, then all over with Versamark and embossed with clear UTEE twice. Die cut the little hook from a gold glitter paper.


Sponged around the edges with a red sponge.

Adhered another of the sprig of berries. Die cut the ECD "Pine Cone"  first adhering ECD adhesive sheet to die cut the solid part Die cut the cut out piece from the cream cardstock, sponged with Walnut Stain and embossed with Distress "Walnut Stain". Adhered the two layers together and sprinkled with "Gold" glitter.

The "Christmas" is an ECD "Merry Christmas" die, cut from fun foam, painted with acrylic daubers "Barn Door",  carefully cut apart from the "Merry" then heat shrunk.

Die cut the hinges to attach the two tag sections together using ECD "Bunch of Flowers 2" die set (the largest 4 petal flower), folded it in half and adhered to one edge, then matched up the other edge to adhere the rest of the flower. Repeated the process near the bottom edge.


Sponged around the edges with a red sponge on the third page.

Stamped the house scene (Impression Obsession J7763) using the black. Colored with Prisma colored pencils. Added some Marvy Puffy Velvet white and heat activated. 

Stamped the quote using the black and clear embossed.

Punched out and adhered a bunch of silver glitter paper snowflakes (Fiskars "Snowflakes" corner punch).

Stamped the bird image (Penny Black "Winter Song") - partial masking off the left edge and using the black pad. Colored with pencil colors. Adhered more snowflakes.

Final touch added red/gold Sari ribbon through each hole.



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