Archive for ‘Mixed media’

January 7, 2023

Multi-layered Christmas card

Hello and happy New Year!

Christmas may be over but it’s never too early to start making those special cards for next Christmas. It’s a sketch challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and I was so inspired by the very talented Shayne Eddie’s cards on Pinterest that I had to have a go myself…

I created similar elements to the original card but did it to fit the sketch challenge, creating a patterned panel by stamping snowflakes in a random pattern using real red ink and stamp set by Stampin Up.

Layers of interest were achieved by the embossed border and a panel of vellum, which I stamped the greeting onto.

Then layered die cuts and a tied ribbon – it was so much fun!

I love the style of this card and there are lots on Pinterest to be inspired by – why not give it a go?

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week.

Enjoy your weekend

January 29, 2022

Christmas card with real stitching

Hello and welcome. I hope you’re having a good day.

I’m delighted to be joining the lovely design team over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown again this week, for a wonderful challenge to use real stitching on a card…

I started with this beautiful background paper by the Lovely Studio, adhered it to a piece of card and stitched around the edge in a straight line – well, as best I could – but it’s handmade, right?

Next, I stitched two rows of stitching around the edge of a base card, freehand, using the longest stitch possible on my sewing machine.

I popped up the centre panel, added a stamped sentiment, and a few sequins to finish.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join in the super challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. We would love to see your beautiful cards.

Enjoy your weekend

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