Saturday, November 24, 2018

Christmas cards - laser printing, sponging and some embellishments

I printed these layers when I was creating these cards and these cards and these cards.  I always try to incorporate Christmas cards into whatever card sketches or techniques I am working with at any given time.  It helps keep Christmas cards in my thought process through the year.  
For the first one, the greeting (Desert Diva) and the poinsettia (Beccy's Place) were combined in layout program (Corel Draw) and laser printed on white cardstock.  Once trimmed to 4" x 5.25" I sponged the edges in green and watercoloured the poinsettia and the large W of the greeting.  I added a yellow ribbon tying a small piece to the main one to simulate a bow and adhered this large element to a red card front.  
For the second one, I sponged the tree in yellow and then added blue all the way around the silhouette image (CLKER).  I used a clear glitter gel pen to add stars in the sky and to colour in the snow on the greeting (Desert Diva).  The space in between needed a bit of something so I added a short piece of red cardstock which I embossed and flagged at both ends.  I mounted two little branch punchies (MS) below a diamond brad to finish it off.  That was definitely better!!  I mounted this layer to yellow cardstock to help the yellow of the image to pop and then adhered this large element to a dark greeting card front.  
I find that I always make changes when I am using previously prepared supplies!!  Always see new possibilities when I revisit them.           Therese