Finally I have made some Christmas cards and about time too! Actually, I wanted to get these done last week to post on the Snazzys DT Blog but didn't make it in time so I decided to get them done and show them here whilst we are still promoting this lovely Country Cottage Collection papers, stamps and embellishments. I really like this collection mainly because the colours are the gorgeous traditional reds and greens which are my favourites for Christmas. The papers are also really good quality and take inks beautifully. These cards were quite quick to make and used up some of the leftovers from making my Christmas Organiser.
This first one uses a square of the Red Snowflakes design and I overstamped with a snowflake from the stamp collection using Wow Vanilla White EP with some Clear Rock Candy glitter mixed in. I really like this effect as it adds a subtle sparkle (unfortunately couldn't capture it on here) and also gives the EP a rough texture similar to Distress EPs. I then softly inked round the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, wrapped with satin ribbon and mounted onto a square of ivory pearlescent card which had been dry embossed with a snowflake embossing folder before mounting onto the 6" x 6" base card.
I then cut two of the mini Rosette Snowflakes with my new Tim Holtz/Sizzix die from the Sentiments design paper, inked them slightly with Aged Mahogany DI before swiping with a bit of Flitterglu and sprinkling them with Clear Rock Candy glittter and finally adding the brads from the embellishment pack. I do wish I could have caught the pretty sparkle on this card. This one really does look so pretty in artificial light!
This second card uses the reverse of Red Snowflakes on the top half and the reverse of Sentiments at the bottom separated by a die cut border in ivory pearlescent card and shiny green ribbon.
I cut the poinsettia with another new acquisition, ;D, the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia (think I need the little one now, lol), using more of the ivory pearlescent card and some co-ordinating green card, inking round all the edges with Black Soot DI and adding a brad from the embellishment pack to hold it together. Finally I stamped and embossed the Merry Christmas from the stamp set using the Wow Vanilla White EP.
Do pop over to the Snazzy DT blog if you have time where the inspiration from the rest of my DT buddies continues unabated for a couple more weeks yet. There's bound to be some beautiful projects to get you in the mood for Christmas .......... can't wait to see what they come up with myself too!
We had a rather expensive day yesterday :0(. Firstly my OH needed a new pair of glasses unexpectedly as he'd only had his other since February!!!! We followed that up with a visit to our local Comet store to find a new phone. We've been struggling with our other one for yonks but I kept putting off getting a new one ............ toooo lazy to go look, lol! Of course, while we were there and I was concentrating on the phone comparisons Hubby drifted over to the TVs as men tend to do. Result? We came out with a 40" TV (plenty big enough for our cosy lounge) as well a the phone package! Still, that saves me thinking up an Anniversary present ;-) .................... it is our 40th Wedding Anniversary on the 18th November and boy is it scary how fast those 40 years have gone.
Right I'm off to run some errands. Wish I could stay home and craft but needs must. I hope you all have a lovely weekend with plenty of R&R.