Posts tagged ‘Sizzix’

October 24, 2020

Fancy fold Christmas card

Hi, and welcome to my blog.

For Madja’s technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, the challenge is to make fancy fold cards. My biggest challenge was choosing which one to try out – I eventually decided, after much deliberating, on a tunnel card. Not much to look at on the front …

Although I did get to play with some new snowflake dies from Sizzix, and some pretty snowflake paper from Stampin’ Up.

I die cut the sentiment from some shiny silver card – not easy to show here…

I teamed it with some scraps from my scraps box – it’s always nice when you can use up your paper scraps up, isn’t it? So satisfiying …

All the fun is on the inside of the card – that’s where the real show is…

With pretty designer series paper and sparkly snowflakes and a beautiful stamped sentiment.

A bit difficult to photograph and do it justice, but looks lovely in real life …

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

 

 

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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