Archive for ‘Handmade’

March 17, 2018

Paper-pieced Santa …

Hello and welcome. The theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is Santa. I used my paper scraps to make this paper-pieced Santa …

Scraps of Stampin’ Up Christmas dsp framed the Santa perfectly …

We’ve had lots of snow flurries and a really icy wind again today, so it’s been a perfect time to be in the mood for making Christmas cards.  I added some dazzling diamonds to the fur of Santa’s hat with my quickie glue pen for some Christmas sparkle …

I thought this Santa from Treasure Box Designs was so jolly – I couldn’t resist him. The sentiment from the Good Greetings stamp set finished off my card …

I hope you like my card for this week.  We would love for you to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and show us your beautiful artwork. 

Thanks for dropping by today

March 10, 2018

Christmas snowflakes …

Hello and welcome. For this month’s colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, Fabiola asked us to use kraft and red. Having to keep to 2 colours really is a challenge, so I used a partial die cutting technique and a card sketch to add interest to my card, taking inspiration from Jennifer McGuire . I added my own twist to Jennifer’s technique by impressing the die into the card too …

 

I first stamped a snowflake from Festive Flurry by Stampin Up onto a half-sheet of A4 crumb cake cardstock, scored and folded in half. I then partially die cut the snowflake using the matching framelit. The angles were cut across the card using my paper snips…

I stamped the mini-snowflakes image from the Christmas Pines stamp set over and over until it filled the top half of the card. I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment onto real red cardstock and added this as a panel to the inside of the card …

Finally, I added red stickles glitter to the centre of each of the tiny snowflakes and to parts of the large snowflake too for some Christmas sparkle…

I hope you like my card for this week.  We would love for you to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and show us your beautiful artwork. 

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