Archive for ‘Challenges’

February 19, 2022

Masculine Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

Masculine cards are not the easiest to make, so for this week’s challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I turned to my husband for help with my design…

I asked his advice about what type of card he likes to receive and jotted down several ideas as we chatted.

First, I stamped a whisper white piece of cardstock using the Christmas Season stamp set by Stampin’ Up, in a variety of ink colours – certainly celery, garden green, old olive and real red, and then adhered this to an old olive base card.

I stamped the sentiment from Holly Jolly Wishes in early espresso ink onto a stitched oval die cut in whisper white, inked around the edges and popped it up onto the card.

And that was it – my husband said it needed nothing more – job done!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see your cards.

Enjoy your weekend

February 12, 2022

Tim Holtz 3D Snowflake Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

There’s another fab challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week.  This time, the colour choices are green, white and gold…

Looking through my paper collection, I thought these two patterned green papers looked lovely together…

The striped paper is a retired Stampin Up design. I mat and layered the papers with old olive cardstock onto a white base card.

For the focal point, I die cut a stitched circle of whisper white, and popped up the 3D snowflake in gold cardstock, die cut using the 3D snowflake embosslit by Tim Holtz.

I chose not to add a sentiment and instead let the beautiful snowflake shine.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see your cards.

Enjoy your weekend

 

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