Sunday, 21 December 2008

The last Christmas cards...

These are the last of the Christmas projects… well, actually, there’s a bauble knocking around somewhere but I have no idea where I’ve put it! If I find it, you’ll be the first to know.

I threw these cards together the other day when I realised I didn’t have enough homemade cards to go round. Next year I MUST start earlier! (Hmmm, have said that before.)

All the cards start with the same image from A Tree For All Seasons. I chalked roughly around the top edges – no masking required on these. Then I coloured the image VERY quickly with a Real Red marker and a Creamy Caramel marker. Finally, because it’s Christmas, I added some glitter to the snowflakes and the ground – what on earth has come over me?

The landscape card has a Brocade Blue base, while the square cards are on Bordering Blue – but after that they’re pretty much the same. I stamped the snowflake from Best Wishes and More on the backgrounds of all the cards – I used the same colour as the cardstock but “stamped off” (ie, stamped on a piece of scrap first to remove some ink) for a more subtle look.

I layered the images and popped it up using dimensionals – which makes the layers sit better over the ribbon.

And that’s about it really. A Ready, Set, Snow! stamp at the bottom and I was all done. Phew!

Stamps: A Tree For All Seasons, Best Wishes & More
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue
Accessories: 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, Red Gingham Ribbon, Stampin’ Glitter, Stampin’ Pastels®, Stampin’ Write markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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4 comments:

  1. Oh I love these! Beautiful stamp and colours!

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  2. Love, love, LOVE these. I hope I'm getting one! CC

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  3. I have this set but havent used it in ages. I will have to keep this in mind for next year. Your cards are great insprition.

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