Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christmas cards created reusing card fronts, ribbon, and layered greetings

Here are a few more Christmas cards!!!  These ones involved adding another piece of cardstock, some ribbon and a greeting. 
For the top card I trimmed the wreath image which left me with a bit of a space at the bottom which I filled with an embossed strip of green cardstock.  I cut the bottom edge with scallop decorative scissors and used a push pin to pierce each scallop.  I added a gold ribbon over the joint between the pieces and then added my layered greeting using 3D foam tape.  The greeting came from my stash and I layered it onto a brown Modern Label punchie to coordinate with my image. 
For my second card, I trimmed out the little angel to fit on a green landscape card front.  It scrap I cut off worked perfectly to finish off the card on the right hand side so I adhered it to the image on the back with regular tape.  I added a silver ribbon over the joint and then added a layered font greeting from my stash which was created using a silver oval scallop punchie and an oval greeting punchie (SU). 
For my last card, I trimmed the card front to fit on a red landscape card front but needed a bit of a strip to finish it off.  I added an embossed strip of blue cardstock that coordinated with the snowflakes in the background of the Minions card.  I added a length of red fiber to cover the joint between the two.  I chose a greeting from my stash, layered it onto card green cardstock and then mounted it to my card in the top right hand corner using 3D foam tape. 
Three more for the bucket!!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Christmas card using a card front, ribbon and a snowflake embellishment

For this card, I trimmed the card down to fit on an A2 sized card but there was some writing I had to remove which left me with not enough height for my card so I cut the greeting off the bottom and then removed the section with the handwriting.  To fill the gap I added a wide red gros grain ribbon tucking both ends to the inside where they were secured with double sided tape.  I added a double snowflake embellishment which I secured with a tiny black brad over the ribbon on the left hand side which finished it off nicely.  I mounted all my pieces to a coordinating black card front.  Worked really well!!          Therese

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Christmas cards made by reusing card fronts, some ribbon/fiber and a greeting

I am finally getting started on Christmas cards and have decided to reduce my stash of old Christmas cards and therefore will be refurbishing some for this season.  I started with these two which simply needed to be trimmed to fit on an A2 card front.  I added a flagged red ribbon and layered round punchie greeting on the top one and a piece of red fiber and a layered oval greeting made from punchies (SU) on the second one!!  It is a beginning and I hope to get a few more done this week.   Therese

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Exchange card featuring a cute gnome (digital), an embossed and sanded background and a round punchie greeting

For my second exchange card I used the same gnome image from Birdie Brown.   I started with a large orange envelope and created a brown card to fit inside.  I embossed a variety of white core card stock pieces using three different embossing folders and then started gluing them together using regular tape on the back side until I had a piece big enough to cover my card.  I trimmed it small enough to leave a bit of a border all the way around.  I sanded the piece to better reveal the embossed patterns and then adhered it to my card front.  I watercoloured the gnome image (laser printed Birdie Brown digital) and layered it onto navy cardstock before adhering it to my card using 3D foam tape.  I found the round punchie greeting in my stash.  It is a laser printed digital from Netty's Cards which I punched with a round 1 3/4" circle punch (SU).  I watercoloured it to coordinate with my card and adhered it with 3D foam tape as well.  Great fall card!!             Therese

Monday, October 14, 2019

Exchange card featuring a woven background, a watercoloured little gnome and a round greeting

One of my exchange cards for October!  I started with a large orange envelope and created an ivory card that fit inside.  I added strips of handmade paper across the card and then wove colourful strips of cardstock to create a back ground.  Once I was happy with it I glued all the ends to the card using glue stick and double sided tape to secure all the  pieces to my card.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the card to create an even edge.  The little gnome (digital from Birdie Brown) was laser printed on white and watercoloured.  I layered it with three different colours of card stock and then mounted it to my card using 3D foam tape.  I dug through my stash of greetings and found this round one (SU) which I had stamped a while back.  I added a little yellow leaf punchie in the center, layered it onto a red circle and then mounted it to my card using 3D foam tape.


Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Another sympathy card featuring a crocus image with a font greeting, decorative paper and ribbon

I managed another sympathy card and am finally getting to blogging them.  I started with an ivory card and mounted a piece of soft teal decorative paper to it after mounting a gray ribbon across it.  I watercoloured the laser printed crocus image (Uniko) to coordinate.  I added a font greeting to it in a layout program before printing it.  I added yellow to the border with a fine gel pen which nicely echoes the stamen of the flower.  I mounted the image to my card using 3D foam tape and tied on a short piece to the one on my card to simulate a bow.  I am happy with this one!!  Therese

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sympathy card featuring a colour printed decorative paper, ribbon and a layered butterfly and greeting

For this sympathy card I started with a light aqua card and added this colour printed decorative paper (digital image) to which I had added a gray ribbon with both ends adhered to the back with double sided tape.  I found the two butterflies in my stash and added blue foil to the silver one before adhering them together.  I mounted the butterfly to my card front using 3D foam tape.  Next, I tied a short piece of ribbon to the one I had on my card using a single knot to simulate a bow.  I used three punched oval shapes (SU) to create my greeting.  First, a small oval punched greeting, next a large oval punched from the same blue foil as the butterfly backed with a piece of cardstock to give it some structure and finally a large scalloped oval punchie cut from silver cardstock.  After adhering all of them to each other I added it to my card using 3D foam tape.   Really like this one!!!  Therese