Posts tagged ‘Sizzix’

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

October 22, 2022

Pretty pines

Hello and welcome.

So happy to be joining the lovely ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown again this week, with Majda’s last challenge for October.  This is a fun tic-tac-toe challenge, so there are lots of options to choose from.  I chose the bottom row of the tic-tac-toe board – die cut, deer and embossing…

I love the deep embossing of the 3D textured impressions embossing folder, Christmas tree pattern by Sizzix – so Christmassey…

I had a selection of Christmas greenery, die cut from various shades of green.  I sponged ink to the edges of some, and used markers to add shading to the centre of others.

I played around with the die cuts until I was happy with the arrangement and adhered them to the die cut ovals.

I challenged myself further to use only things from my scrap box on my desk.  These were all bits and bobs from past projects that had gone unused… until now. I’m really happy with how it turn out.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see your beautiful cards.

Enjoy your weekend


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