Winter Wonderland is the theme this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
I know a lot of people in Australia think it’s wrong to have Christmas cards made with winter themes and snowmen, but I think a lot of us have friends and relatives who live in other countries where it is snowing at this time of year. I know I do. So I have made a couple of “snowy” Christmas cards.
This first card uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set – an oldie but a goodie, especially when it comes to snow-laden wintery trees. I have stamped everything in Versamark ink onto some Silver Foil and heat embossed with White embossing powder, then layered the Silver Foil onto some white cardstock. Simple, but effective. And it’s flat, no bulky bits that stick out, so can easily be posted off without Mr Postie getting cranky!
The second card is again, predominantly white and silver, this time the trees have been stamped in Silver ink, and the cute little bird from For the Birds stamp set, has been stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Blendabilities. I think he is off to decorate those silver trees. 🙂
And in other news, we have a couple of cheeky new members of our family….. here is one of them trying to “help” me type up this post 🙂
I love this technique, and how bright and cheery these cards have turned out!
These are really easy to make and so quick that you can easily make up a batch as a gift for someone.
These ones use the International Bizarre patterned papers and the For the Birds stamp set, and I have highlighted the colours Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango. Of course, they would look great using any of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.
And because they are so quick and simple, I have had a request to run a class on this set of cards. So instead of my Card Kit night on the 1st Feb, we will be making this cute set of cards. Cost will be $15 and includes all materials, but do contact me asap to book your place as seats are limited.
So, my second card for the week… yes, I did…. this time though, I had a few more supplies.
This week’s challenge at Our Creative Corner, is to make a vintage style card or project which uses a Santa Claus image, along with some red, such as a red button, brad or ribbon.
For my Santa image, I have used a free image from this site which I printed onto Very Vanilla card stock. I have then sponged, and done some red zig zag faux stitching around the edge. Ah, yes, you guessed it, my sewing machine is still packed!
I have used some Be of Good Cheer Patterned Paper in the background, along with some tulle, seam binding ribbon and of course, a gorgeous Vintage Brad and some half backed pearls.
And up in the top corner you will see a little Merry Christmas, this is from the For The Birds stamp set, I have just used my marker to ink up the greeting without the bird.
Check out the rest of Santa inspired projects from the Design Team this week, and please join in the fun, we love seeing your projects.
I took some time out this afternoon to do some creating just for the fun of it, and thought I would have a go at this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I also thought it was time I got on and made some Christmas cards, since it won’t be long before Christmas is here.
I have used a few new goodies for this card, the patterned papers come from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, they are gorgeous and great for card making (Page 20 of the Holiday Catalogue). The embossing folder is also new and is called Northern Flurry (Page 189 Annual Catalogue). The stamp set is For the Birds (Page 34 of the Annual catalogue) – a fabulously versatile set with something for just about every occasion. And the Cotton Ribbon and Slide are from the Holiday Catalogue.
Here is the sketch that I have used: If you have any questions about how I have made this card, or if you would like to place an or
Hope you had a crafty weekend.