Archive for ‘Challenges’

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

 

November 20, 2021

Christmas fairy lights card

Hi and welcome.

It’s theme week this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge, and this time I chose “fairy lights” as they are one of my favourite things to decorate our home with at Christmas.  They can be called many different things around the world – twinkle lights, holiday lights, mini lights, etc – but whatever they are to you, they are sure to bring some joy and light to any festive season…

I die cut card in rainbow colours by Stampin’ Up of poppy parade, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, green galore, and tempting tuquoise, for the bulb part of the fairy lights, and silver card by Sizzix for the string and tops.

I chose to make a slimline card as the design and layout fitted much better than my usual square  cards.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up stamp set Christmas Pines, in black stazon ink, using my Misti for perfect placement.  As the base card has a slight texture, I had to stamp it 3 times to get a good image, so I was so glad I chose to use my Misti – worth its weight in gold that thing!

I decided against popping up the fairy lights so the card will be flat for posting.

Fairy lights have changed so much over the years. I loved the sets my parents had, with tiny magical covers, such as Cinderella coaches, or flowers and bells – they made the tree glow beautifully!  Nowadays, my tree is just a mass of tiny LEDs, so I just have to fill it with more toys and decorations! Yay!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we would love to see what beautiful cards you come up with.  There’s a little bit more about the history about fairy lights over on the challenge blog, so do pop by for a visit.

Enjoy your weekend

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