Friday, November 24, 2017

Tall slim Christmas cards that feature two different snowman

I decided to make some Christmas cards for my daughter while I was at it.  I have enjoyed making individual cards for birthdays but decided it would be more efficient to make all the Christmas cards using the same sketch.  I started with purple cardstock which coordinated with the handmade purple paste paper I dug out of my stash. I added my decorative paper to my short card fronts and then added a length of double sided tape on the very bottom edge and then added a strip of white which was cut on the top edge using a wavy blade cutter and which I had embellished with several lines of texture using my tracing wheel.  I am loving my tracing wheel!!  The images are digitals from Dearie Dolls which I laser printed, trimmed and then watercoloured.  I cut several strips of silver decorative paper, border punched the edges and added my images then scored a few lines to define the bottom edge.  I tied on a piece of colourful fiber that coordinated then glued this large element to my card front.  I embellished the centers of the snowflakes with clear rhinestones. 
I made the next set exactly the same way using a different snow man from Dearie Dolls and another piece of paste paper from my stash.  Really happy with how these turned out!! Therese

A flower silhouette combined with decorative paper

Another card for my stash!!  This one uses a floral image (CLKER) which has been sitting in my box of images for a little while and I thought would work very well with this paper being as it has a bit of black in it.  I sponged the edges of the image, layered it onto a coordinating green cardstock and then added a length of ribbon gluing both ends to the back.  I tied a short length to it using one knot which simulates a bow.  I added the decorative paper to an all over stamped card front leaving a even border all the way around and then mounted my focal image using 3D foam tape.  Decided to not add a greeting which makes this card more versatile. 


Holy Family Christmas card

I found two sets of the cardstock and coordinating decorative paper in a box I unpacked recently and today I thought I would see if I could make up a couple cards with them. 
I adhered the decorative paper to the maroon cardstock and added my watercoloured image of the holy family which I layered with silver cardstock on the left hand side with 3D foam tape.  I layered a coordinating punchie greeting (SU) onto the same silver cardstock and mounted it to the right of the image with 3D foam tape as well.  I made two of them and they are headed to my Christmas card stash which is sorely lacking!!  I expect a few more will show up after my cardmaking class next week!!