Posts tagged ‘Sizzix’

March 13, 2021

Winter Wonderland in rose gold

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is grey, rose gold and white …

This was the perfect excuse for me to shop for some new craft supplies …

I chose pretty rose gold cardstock.

But I am still on a mission to use more of my paper scraps. Flicking through my collection of paper pieces, I found this grey and white polka dot dsp by Stampin’ Up, which was actually from a 12″x12″ Halloween pack – Howlstooth and Scaringbone – from many moons ago! It was just perfect for the background. My dad always used to say, keep anything long enough and you’ll find a use for it!

Next came the die cuts – stitched square in smoky slate, stitched star in glitter rose gold, vellum snowflake, and the reindeer in rose gold mirror card.

I popped up the die cuts on foam adhesive, added some punched circles and a hand-cut sentiment. A jingle bell I found in a pot of bits and bobs, was tied to one of the antlers with baker’s twine. 

I’m joining the Happy Little Stampers March challenge with their Anything Goes with Dies challenge, and changed things up a bit with added pearls to join the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Christmas 24  – I think it adds a certain something.

 

 

 

I hope you like my card for this week and feel inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

February 27, 2021

Mixed-media Christmas card

We have a mixed-media technique challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. I was really excited to attempt this challenge, and delighted to be able to use some products I bought a long time ago, but have never used before!

I added tumbled glass distress ink to a piece of watercolour paper using the same technique as another card here.

Once dry, I added texture paste through a stencil, just here and there – I didn’t want to cover the whole area.

Raiding my scraps box, I tore some dsp for interest; punched the edge of a piece of card which I’d splashed with gold paint, using an eyelet border punch; and added a scrap of lace leftover from when I made wedding invitations and here – told you I’ve had some of these things a long time!

I’m so happy that I finally found a use for this red poinsettia I made ages ago too! I love the contrast of colours – the red really pops against the blue background.

And whilst I had all my crafting supplies out, I decided to make another card … I was obviously having too much fun!

This time I covered the whole watercolour paper with the texture paste – I think I prefer the patchy look of the first card better …

The dsp in the background I’ve had since I started paper crafting – it was one of my very first purchases, but I was reluctant to cut into it – it was too pretty! Now it’s fulfilled its destiny … love the glittery snowflakes.

Delving again into my stash collection of bits and bobs, I used simply pressed paper clay by Stampin’ Up to make a decorative strip. It’s really fun stuff to use, and once dry, is lightweight and robust enough to add to a card. The little wooden, glittered snowflake was also one of my very first purchases – I just didn’t know what to use it for … until now!

I used gilding flakes for the greeting and added die cuts by Sizzix.

I hope you like my cards this week – I really enjoyed making them. I’ll definitely be attempting more mixed media cards, and we do hope you’ll pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and join this fab challenge.

Enjoy your weekend.

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