Dots & drops Christmas themed cards - Victoria Dalziel

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog,today I would like share with you a couple of cards i created with Tonic Studios Dots & Drops frames die set currently available as a week day wonder on Hochanda.

Materials used :-
Dots & Drops- Garden Gate die set
300gsm white base card stock
Craft perfect Bright White card stock
Royal blue craft perfect card stock
Berry red nuvo drops 
Festive Friends stamp set
Nuvo Black ink pad
Nuvo red ink pad
Red satin ribbon 
White craft perfect stamping card
Tim Holtz stamping platform 
Nuvo Alcohol pens
Craft gem
The card was created using a large DL shaped card using 300gsm card stock for the base and having open as a tent fold.
The Garden gate is cut 3 times in the royal blue card stock for the backing and then die cutting 3 in white stamping card stock only adding the detail to one of the frames as the two outer frames are left plain for the stamped images to be stamped and coloured.
Stamp the greeting with the Nuvo red ink pad by applying the sentiment to the stamping platform and gently tapping the stamp with the ink pad once stamped if you would prefer a stronger colour you can then apply more ink to the sentiment and stamp over the first image stamp this is the added bonus of using the stamping platform. Then glue the sentiment to the base layer with wet glue.
Now stamp festive friends and colour with Nuvo Alcohol pens once these are coloured fix to the blue backing,add the mat & layers to the card attach a length of red ribbon before sticking to the card then add 3D foam pads to each frame and place on the card and then add the red Berry drops to the frames ,attach the bow with hot glue once the frames are dry I would always leave Nuvo drops to dry over night before posting just to be sure they are completely set.

Swirling frame layering die set
Dots & drops-Paisley drop detail die set
Cherry red craft perfect
Bright white craft perfect
Green craft perfect
Gold pearl sheen craft perfect
White 300gsm base card stock
Essentials -Merry christmas sentiment
Nuvo craft perfect poinsettia 
Topper from my craft stash
Gold ribbon 
Nuvo light gold Pearl drops
Nuvo woodland green crystal drops





The card is created die cutting 2 base panels in white 280/300gsm and scoring the back panel about 1" deep right across then glueing the front panel this gives you your shaped card from the swirling frame die set.Cut the same size again in craft perfect woodland green card stock and then die cut the detail, this is then glued flat to the card base.
Now cut the paisley drop detail die in white craft perfect and cut the detail out of this layer you will also need to cut the plain layer for this in cherry red craft perfect card stock and glue both together using wet glue.
Now cut the mat & layers in red.gold.and then from your stash die cut a xmas themed topper to Co-Ordinate with the card then add the topper to the card on 3D foam pads.
Add light gold drops around the frame but you will see in the pattern a leaf design the fern green drops have been added to those areas .then to finish the card add a gold bow and a nuvo poinsettia .


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