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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Christmas Cards already!

I have been making Christmas Cards for Fat Cats Card Corner

The first I used the new Marianne Craftables Square & Flower Stitch die CR1240 which I did in red mirror board and then the flowers and leaf dies as well from the same die set.  The flowers I cut 3 for each flower out of a pearlised light card, shaped the petals slightly and glued them on top of each other, alternating the petals on each layer.  Then put a green gem into the middle of each.

The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly and Berries folder.  The music book is done with some music digital image, reduced and then printed on to a piece of card. It was then cut out with the Marianne Creatables Open book die LR0235.  Which I sponged around the outside with the Antique linen Distress ink and drew some gold gel pen onto the embossed parts of book pages

The sentiment is made with the Marianne Collectables Die and Stamp Banner and Text Christmas Set

The second one is a little bit different, I have tried to make it have a vintage look.

The vintage paper in the background was from Far Far Hill which has some wonderful free downloadable papers and elements.

I have used a vintage Christmas image from which is framed with the Square and Flower Stitch Marianne Craftables Die CR1240 with a paper heart doily behind it.  
The sentiment is done with the Marianne Collectables Banner and Text Christmas Stamp set.  
The poinsettieas are also a Marianne Creatables die LR0122, with the Holly Branches LR0244 behind them, and behind that is some antique cream lace.

The final card I wanted to use something other than a bauble die to make the Christmas bauble.  
So I used the Marianne Craftables Round Passe-partout  die CR1239 to cut out the circle, and then wove some red ribbon that has a gold edging onto another piece of card just bigger than the die cut, and attached it behind the circle.  I raised this piece of card up with sticky foam and mounted it onto some red card and then onto the white card.  I then put the narrow piece of ribbon up to the top for the hanger, and some Marianne Creatables   Holly Branches die LR0244 with some little red gem stickers on them for the berries.  A bow on top of that with the fine ribbon, and the sentiment at the top which is the Marianne Collectables Banner and Text Christmas Stamp set to finish the card


Patricia Meadows said...

Stumbled on to your site. Your cards are absolutely amazing! Love them.

Trish said...

Hi Helen...gorgeous card,love them all Trish x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW Helen these christmascards are just soooo gorgeous. All of them are very different, but ohhhhh so beautiful in each their way, and I just love them all.

Clare D. said...

Helen, I would love to follow your blog via email or Bloglovin. I don't want to miss any post! Is there a gadget to do so? cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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