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January 23, 2021

Metallic Christmas card

Happy New Year!  It’s still January, so I guess it’s still OK for me to wish you that dear reader. 

I always struggle to get a good photo when I use metallic papers, but they look so beautiful in real life – I just love the result.

I chose two designs of Winter Wonderland speciality dsp by Stampin Up – the black and gold metallic striped background paper is really lush.  I’ve been holding on to this paper for a while, stroking it occasionally but frightened to cut into it, but I think it was worth it for this card…

The reindeer topper was cut from silver metallic cardstock using the Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonderland thinlits die set. The trouble with metallic cardstock is it marks really easily, and it was difficult not to get marks on it from the die itself. I decided to use it anyway, thus proving my card is handmade!

I popped up the sentiment strip and reindeer just to give the card a little bit of dimension. A simple design but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

I hope you will join the ladies over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and share your beautiful designs with us.

Enjoy your Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

October 10, 2020

Folk art Christmas reindeer in blue, kraft and white

Hi, and welcome to my blog.

Another great challenge by Madja today at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – the colour challenge this month is to use blue, kraft and white …

I am still in love with the folk Christmas stamp and die set by Sizzix – so cute! I used the pretty reindeer from the set and coloured it using 3 shades of blue alcohol markers, and crumb cake ink for his body, which matched the colour to the kraft card base card beautifully …

Just like my last DT card, I made an inky background using tumbled glass distress ink and a blender brush on whisper white card, and then splashed with perfect pearls and water giving a subtle snowy effect, hard to capture in a photo but looks beautiful in real life …

Again, it was hard to show in the photograph, but I added glossy accents to the baubles, and his little nose, for sparkle and shine, and popped him up on dimensionals. Finally, I stacked the sentiment diecuts and adhered them together …

I hope you like my card for this week. The ladies at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown would love you to join them – do pop by and share your beautiful artwork.

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