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Friday, 28 August 2015

Christmas card trio

I was having a play and doing some Christmas cards trying to decide which might be good for doing as my send out this year.  I love making shaker cards, so I decided to have a go at a couple.  The first two are what I came up with.  

I saw a card on pinterest that had been done by "created by Debbie 4000" and loved how she had created the snowy scene for her shaker card, so decided to case it (I hope she doesn't mind) but use the tree dies I had (Leanne Creatief  pine tree dies). I put some glue along the edges of the trees and stuck some creative expressions glacial ice on it to resemble snow. I used the Memory Box stitched square dies for the shaker part.  The Sentiment is the Kaisercraft Clear stamp set Mistletoe. 

This one is from a die I had used for Christmas cards last year, and thought it might make a nice shaker card.  It is the Cottage Cutz Nativity Ornament.  I made the shaker part by cutting out a circle in the front of the card with a nestabilities die which was exactly the same size as the outside edge of the ornament die, and put a strip of acetate behind it. I stamped the sentiment with the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Kaisercraft Yuletide clear stamp set.   I put fun foam behind the front.  I put a strip of silver and white diagonal striped washi tape down the left edge of the base card for the silver and red card. I made a strip by stamping some waste card with a flourish background stamp by Impression obsession and embossed it with a gold sparkle embossing powder and attached it to the left side of the gold and green card.  Before attaching the front of the card to the back, I put a strip of thin ribbon from the top of the acetate to the top of the card edge, and stuck it down behind.  I then filled the shaker part with red sequins for the silver card, and green for the gold card, and then stuck down the top part of the shaker.  (You can't see many of the green sequins in the photo, but they are there!)  Finally I stuck the die cut of the Ornament die down over the acetate to complete the card.

This last one is a bit different.  I have started liking 'CAS' (clean and simple) cards more and more. This one is using that philosophy.  

I have made a wreath design on the front of the card by drawing a light circle and then filling the edge with various sized gems to make as close to a circle as I could ge.  I then cut the front of the card with one of the edge dies from the Spellbinder A2 scalloped border die set.  The Merry Christmas is a die from Cheery Lynn, but I cut of the snowflakes as I wanted it plainer, with just the script writing.  I 
put a strip of Christmas striped paper along the bottom of the card base, added a string of gold thread from the wreath to the top of the card topper, and mounted this part on some fun foam to give some dimension, added a tiny bow with the gold thread as well to finish it off.  

Art Deco Wedding cards

 A couple of months ago I made some Wedding cards from the Debbie Moore Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Wedding CD Rom.  I mad quite a few, as it is such a great CDrom, so I thought I would show you about 3 of them.  I just did a pile with different combinations of the accessories that come on some of the printable sheets and with different colour combinations.  There is a huge range of choices.  

This one is the bride and groom decoupaged and then put onto one of the backgrounds available.  I used one of the backing papers, strips and sentiments available.  

This one was one of the stepper cards, that the template was on the CD rom.  The topper was quite big, so I thought that it would work quite well as a stepper card.

This is another decoupaged card which the frame and picture coming all in one, that just had to have the decoupage done and then use one of the backgrounds and a sentiment.

They are so easy to do, and so pretty and effective.  I was very pleased with the end result, and the beauty of it, I can go and make more at any stage, just print off more of the elements.