Posts tagged ‘Folk Christmas’

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

October 10, 2020

Folk art Christmas reindeer in blue, kraft and white

Hi, and welcome to my blog.

Another great challenge by Madja today at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – the colour challenge this month is to use blue, kraft and white …

I am still in love with the folk Christmas stamp and die set by Sizzix – so cute! I used the pretty reindeer from the set and coloured it using 3 shades of blue alcohol markers, and crumb cake ink for his body, which matched the colour to the kraft card base card beautifully …

Just like my last DT card, I made an inky background using tumbled glass distress ink and a blender brush on whisper white card, and then splashed with perfect pearls and water giving a subtle snowy effect, hard to capture in a photo but looks beautiful in real life …

Again, it was hard to show in the photograph, but I added glossy accents to the baubles, and his little nose, for sparkle and shine, and popped him up on dimensionals. Finally, I stacked the sentiment diecuts and adhered them together …

I hope you like my card for this week. The ladies at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown would love you to join them – do pop by and share your beautiful artwork.

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