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Classic Cloche Christmas Bargain

It‘s been a busy few weeks with one thing or another so it was lovely to have a little craft time yesterday afternoon.

The Stampin’ Up! Last Chance list is out with some great bargains, including the Classic Cloche stamps (down from £20 to £10) and dies (down from £27 to £16.20).

This photo also shows Stitched Rectangle dies which I have used but aren’t reduced in price.

I have made two very different Christmas, one traditional and one quite contemporary, the thing they have in common is water coloured die cut pine trees.

I used water colour paper, made it quite wet with a spritzer and added different shades of green using water painters. I used my heat gun to dry the paper which gave some lovely streaks of colour. Once dried, I die cut lots of trees, made easier by using the die which cuts three trees at once in two different sizes.

The little village scene is also water coloured, I stamped in Early Espresso and then with the smallest water painter dragged some of the line colour in to colour the houses. I also added a little Soft Suede and then Bumblebee for the windows and Cherry Cobbler for the door.

My sentiments have both been heat embossed in white onto dark cardstock, Early Espresso and Evening Evergreen.

I have added a cardstock layer and dsp to each card, the pink one is Expressions in Ink, the red is Tidings of Christmas.

On the traditional card the layers have been die cut using Stitched Rectangles and some linen thread added to the top before sticking on to the card base.

The village scene has also been die cut and then stuck down, tucked behind the sentiment with the trees arranged around it.

The layers for the contemporary card have been simply trimmed to fit with some Polished Pink ribbon added before sticking to the card base.

The trees are placed across the middle in the white space of the dsp, some have been stuck in place using mini dimensionals.

I enjoyed making these cards, I hope you like them and if you like the look of the products used you'll need to be quick, the Last Chance items don't hang around for long!

Below is a link for all the products used, you can ignore the Classic Cloche stamp and die prices, in your shopping basket the sale prices will show.

Thanks for looking,

Katie x


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