Archive for ‘Stamping’

October 16, 2021

Snowglobe Christmas shaker card

Hi and welcome.

There’s lots of wonderful inspiration over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where this week the theme is snowglobes. I had so many ideas going round my head for this challenge it was hard to pin it down to just one!  In the end, I used the September craft box by Sizzix to make a snowglobe shaker card…

I chose pool party and real red by Stampin’ Up for the colour scheme, with a little sahara sand on the reindeer from the Folk Christmas set by Sizzix.

I cut the holly out in whisper white card, then put the die cuts back into the piece of card so I could  quickly colour over the area with stampin’ write marker pens in the same colours.

I added the white shaker bits, also from the September craft box, and a little silver glass glitter too. I only wish I’d added some more but was a bit worried about putting too much in – I guess you can never have too much bling!  I did, however, take advice from Jennifer McGuire and adhered a few of the snowflakes to the card background so they were still visible when the rest of the shaker bits fall to the bottom.

The base of the snowglobe is from the Captured Memories stamp set by Cardio Stamps, stamped in real red ink on real red card, with clear embossing powder over top.

Finally, a hand-tied red satin ribbon, adhered with a glue dot, completed the card.

It was a bit difficult to photograph well with the reflections on the snow dome, but it looks so pretty in real life and is fun to play with!

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we would love to see you there.

Have a wonderful weekend

June 26, 2021

Easy to make Christmas cards

Hello and welcome.

The challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today is a tic-tac-toe, where you can choose a combination of things to include on your card.  I chose a tag, embossing and stitching…

I stamped the Papermania tag, which has faux stitching, and the sentiment, in versamark ink, and heat embossed in gold.

I hand cut the tag, tied a Stampin Up ribbon at the top and mounted it onto and old olive base card by Stampin Up.  The pretty paper layer is by the Lovely Studio. Finally, I added a few green sequins to finish.

I kept the design simple, so whilst I had out all my craft things, I made another…

I was having fun, so I tried different colourways…

I loved that the Stampin Up ribbon I added to this one had stitching too…

Not sure which card is my favourite now…

which do you prefer?

So, I’ve now add lots of cards to my Christmas card collection!

I’ve had this Papermania stamp set for the longest time, and just knew it would be perfect for this project.  All the pretty papers are by the Lovely Studio, and cardstock is by Stampin Up.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – hope to see your beautiful creations there.

Enjoy your weekend

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