Archive for ‘Card making’

February 18, 2023

Masculine Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

The theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is to make a masculine card. I made this card with my husband in mind and just love this cute polar bear image…

The colour scheme was kept simple, with a piece of dsp by Stampin Up in black and white, and a strip of smoky slate textured card, which is a gorgeous soft shade of grey.

The trees were die cut in silver card and adhered along the join between the paper and card.

The polar bear by Sizzix was stamped in black stazon ink, then colour added to the cheeks, ears and scarf with alcohol markers, and adhered to the card.  Finally, a 3d snowflake by Tim Holtz was tucked behind the bear – this wasn’t in my original plan for the design of the card, but it was sitting on my desk from another project and I loved the texture it added.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge this week.

Enjoy your weekend

February 11, 2023

White on white Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year? Well the ladies over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown sure are! Andreja’s colour challenge this week is to use white and no other colour.

Notoriously difficult to photograph, white on white cards are stunning in real life.

I partial embossed a 6 inch card base using the music notes embossing folder by Stampin Up. A line of white embossing powder, mica and glitter was added using the encrusted jewel kit by Stampendous. The snowflake was stamped onto vellum using versamark ink and then heat embossed with chunky white embossing enamel and adhered to the card. Finally, a clear jewel by Stampin Up was adhered to the centre of the snowflake.

While I had all my supplies out, I made another card using similar techniques, this time adding flat back pearls as embellishments. I think my favourite is the first one – how about you?

I hope you’ve been inspired to join in the challenge this week.

Enjoy your weekend.


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