Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Cards with Gifts and Baubles

Here are two more Christmas cards, both really easy and quick to make which is why I have put them on together.
Christmas Gifts, a very simple card and a great way to use up bits of patterned paper and pieces of ribbon. I used a standard A6 white card blank and cut three parcels out of plain and patterned paper, decorated them with narrow ribbon and a crystal flower and fixed them onto the card. The greeting is stamped in gold to match the parcels.

Hand made Christmas card with gifts and stamped greeting

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This card takes a little bit more work but not much! I covered a square white card blank with kraft card leaving a narrow margin, the baubles are die cut circles in two sizes, cut out of red glitter card and the strings and bows are made from narrow ribbon, the greeting is stamped in red ink and it is finished off with a self adhesive pearl flourish border at the bottom.

Hand made Christmas card with glitter baubles and a pearl flourish

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I do hope you like them, thank you for looking in.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Glitter Framed Christmas Tree Card

Continuing with Christmas card making I wanted to try out a couple of new products, a snowflake die cutting set and ultra fine glitter.
I started with a standard A6 blank white card, then cut a piece of red card slightly smaller than the card base and cut a rectangular aperture in the middle of it. I stuck strips of 6mm double sided tape around the aperture, then peeled off the backing paper and sprinkled silver glitter onto it to create the sparkly frame. I marked the edges of the aperture on the card blank with a pencil so that I could position the stamp correctly and stamped the tree with red ink and embossed it with translucent powder. Red card candies were stuck on the circles that were stamped and a crystal flower made the star on top of the tree. The frame was then glued over the stamped image.
I die cut the snowflakes from white glitter card and stuck a red adhesive pearl in the centre of each one and finished off with a peel off greeting.

Hand made Christmas card with stamped tree, glitter and die cut snowflakes

I am pleased that the snowflake dies cut beautifully even through the thick glitter card.
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Thank you for looking in, hope you like it.
Debbie Wild