Isn't he cute? This card is from the latest SVGCuts kit, Christmas Open House created by Mary!
LOVE IT! There's so much detail in his face isn't there? The original file cuts to 6 x 6. Well, I was wanting something just a little smaller -- I had a different purpose in mind for mine. So after putting all the card front elements on the virtual mat, grouping and resizing to 7.566 x 3.857 (keep proportions checked). You can then ungroup and move around the mat to cut as desired. I put the card base on a separate page and resized as well (same size on the width 7.566 and keep proportions checked).
I love how this version turned out. I double dry embossed this one using two folders -- the snowflake and swirls (yes, you can run good card stock through a folder more than once to get interesting textures). Just decide which texture you want to be the dominate one. I inked the edges of nearly all my pieces for a little more interest.
I also used the FREE cut files that PunkinPatchStamps.com offers if you purchase stamps sets from them. Great option. I used the shadow option (straight, cut at 2.0 for the red). The white is cut as is. I stamped AFTER cutting. The advantages of acrylic stamping is being able to see where you're stamping. However, if you're using red rubber stamps you can get the same results using a stamp-ma-jig tool and a piece of transparency. If you've never used a stamp-ma-jig, you need to try it. It's fun and a great way to get perfect placement in stamping and masking even every time! Stampin' Up! offers a good tool and Hobby Lobby also sells something similar for a comparable price.
Paper & ink, Stampin' Up!, Paper Studio, stash
Cut files, SVGCuts
Stamps, PunkinPatch Stamps.com
Die Cut machine, Sizzix Eclips
Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug folders, Provo Craft
Glues & Adhesive, Scotch Brand, Xyron, Glue Dots
there's a north wind blowin today. I think it's time to sprinkle a little "snow" around here.... check in with ya' later! ;)