Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Melonheadz image of Santa and the baby Jesus. I trimmed the image into a square, watercoloured it and added faux stitching all the way around using a permanent marker. I mounted the navy layer to the red card, added the plaid paper square then mounted the image over the paper using 3D foam tape. I added a strip of the same red cardstock below the image and mounted my laser printed greeting over it using 3D foam tape.
The second one has a similar sketch. I added a length of white seam binding to the navy/plaid paper layer before mounting my sleigh image (Black Berry Jelly) with 3D foam tape. It is watercoloured, glittered and layered with navy cardstock. The greeting is stamped in blue, layered on red and flagged on the right hand side and mounted with 3D foam tape.
The third one features a snowman paper cast which I made a long while back to which I added a little turquoise snowflake with a tiny silver brad. The paper has turquoise lines which only show when you look at it from an angle. The laser printed greeting is layered with red, has a folded ribbon on the right hand side and is mounted below the focal image with 3D foam tape.
The fourth one is a bit of a departure from the sketch. Because the image was larger I tore the square in two and mounted the two pieces to the top and bottom of the navy layer. I watercoloured the angel (SU) and ran the tracing wheel on all the edges before mounting it to the layer with 3D foam tape. I punched a Modern Label layer from a scrap of foil turquoise paper which is glued to cardstock to make it stiff enough to mount. I added a small laser printed turquoise greeting. I mounted the greeting overlapping the image and added a bit of 3D foam tape to the bottom edge when it attaches to the background.
The sixth one has a very similar layout featuring a layered image of a couple of friends out for a walk in a winter wonderland (reused card) layered onto a white scalloped circle with a laser printed image layered with red below the plaid square. I trimmed the red cardstock with decorative scalloped scissors, paper pierced the scallops and added a couple of embossed lines to each side of the greeting.
The eighth and last card features a small die cut ornament in navy. I used glitter pens to colour the top and the wavy band and added dots of clear glitter to the rest of the ornament. I mounted it to a white embossed strip with 3D foam tape, added a red ribbon to the top and flagged the end of the strip before mounting it to the navy/plaid paper layer. I added clear glitter faux stitching all the way around the navy layer and below the plaid paper. I trimmed a laser printed greeting, layered it with red, flagged both ends and added some embossed lines on each side before mounted it to my card front.
It was really fun to be back making Christmas cards after a bit of a break. I am very happy with how they all worked out and that they are all a bit different. Therese