Saturday, 16 November 2013

Silver Snowflake Christmas Card

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I wanted to try out a few new products that we have in stock, the result is this Christmas card, I also wanted to use a non-traditional colour scheme, so went for turquoise and silver.
I matted white card onto a dark turquoise and then used a lighter turquoise card with a hammered texture and a turquoise snowflake paper on top of the white layer.
I used two silver self adhesive snowflakes in the bottom portion of the card and stuck a turquoise self adhesive crystal in the centre of each one.
The join between the turquoise card and snowflake paper is covered with a strip of 16mm turquoise grosgrain ribbon which is topped with a strip of narrow satin ribbon with a silver metallic edge.
I cut a white label shape and matted it onto a turquoise shape,then stamped the greeting in black and heat embossed it with crystal embossing powder. A bow in the narrow satin ribbon and a couple more turquoise crystals finished it off.

Hand made Christmas Card adhesive glitter snowflakes and stamped greeting

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Poinsettia and Ribbon Christmas Card

This is my latest Christmas card in traditional colours for the season of red, green and white. I am pleased with the poinsettia flower as I made it using a normal flower die cutter from Marianne Design instead of a specific poinsettia cutter, I like dies that are versatile! I cut two of the larger sets of petals, one in red and one in green and one of the smaller petal set also in red. I glued them on top of each other, offset, so that you can see the green leaves between the red petals. I used three tiny, gold rhinestone stickers for the centre of the flower.
The snowflake embossing folder used on the white card gives it texture and maintains the Christmas theme. The greeting is stamped in green onto a die cut shape mounted on red and green circles of card, the red sheer ribbon covers the join between the embossed card and the striped background paper and also adds a decorative element. The red adhesive candies finish it off.

Handmade Christmas card with die cut poinsettia and stamped greeting

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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Winter Scene Christmas Card

This card reminds me of the old fashioned cards that we used to get years ago with a winter scene, highlighted with dabs of glitter. I used a snowy sky background paper and cut some snowy hills from white card. The houses and small Christmas trees were cut out using dies from the Marianne Design Christmas Village Set. I cut them in white card, coloured them in and stuck yellow paper behind the windows. The large Christmas tree is another Marianne Design die, I used a frost white inkpad for a snow effect on the branches and of course all the trees and houses have a dab of glitter glue for some seasonal sparkle. The peel off greeting finished it all off.

Die cut winter scene Christmas card with peel off greeting

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