Sunday, December 11, 2011
Hello everyone, I have a couple of cards to show you today, and yippee!! only a few more christmas cards to go! I am entering my cards into the following challenges: Creative Card Crew has a theme of tis the season, Papertake has a theme of anything goes, Simon Says has a photo inspiration - I have chosen the image with the poinsettia, and finally Stamptacular Challenge 142 has a theme of christmas glitz.
The first one is made using stamps from my Waltzingmouse very vintage christmas set..... I cut out a circle with a nestie, while is was still in the die I sponged the card with antique linen distress ink then stamped some snowflakes, finally I stamped my sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink. The DP is from basic grey and I made the poinsettia using marianne creatables dies..... I cut the first layer of my flower from red card then I sponged it with fired brick distress ink while it was still in the die, I repeated it again with red then once again with green card. I then shaped each of the layers using a ball tool and a mouse mat and then I glued them all together. The centre was cut with black card, shaped and popped in the middle. Finally, I added some swirls cut from a marianne creatables die, some ribbon and jewels.
For my second card I used the same layout.....I worked well with my first one so I thought why not!!! I used a frame from my Waltzingmouse vintage labels four set, stamped it with memento then coloured it using a copic marker, finally I used a sentiment from the very vintage christmas set. I made the spirelli using bakers twine and a scalloped circle, and I added a button and a heart shaped jewel to the centre. I finished off with some die cut swirls, ribbon and jewels.
Finally, I have a bit of a toot....one of my jewellery sets made it onto the front page of Etsy yesterday, I was so chuffed!!
Card/Paper: White, cream, kraft, pink card. Basic grey
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very vintage christmas, vintage labels 4
Colouring: Distress ink - fired brick, peeled paint, antique linen. Copic - R81
Embellishments: Button, jewels, ribbon
Tools: Nesties, sewing machine, marianne dies
Thanks for looking x