Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Two blue Christmas cards

I get a bit tired of Green and red Christmas cards, so I have made two blue and white ones.  

The first one I have used the Leane Creatief Popco Winter stamp, this time using the whole stamp, inking behind each part with blue ink and colouring it with Tombow pens.  

I have used two different snowflake designer papers. mounted on light and royal blue card.  The snowflake border die is the Joy Crafts 3002/2021 and the hanging snowflake is a Memory Box Precious Snowflake die 98729 which I have done in glitter card. The embellishment is a couple of acrylic stars with glitter inside.  

This other one I decided to make a centre step card, as I thought it showed off the snowflake border die well.  I have used a snowflake designer paper behind them and they are just done with white card.  The centre part is the Marianne Creatables Petra's bridge die LR0276 which I inked with a royal blue ink.  The picture is a vintage Christmas scene.  

Both a little different for Christmas cards, I don't usually do snowy scenes and snowflakes for Christmas cards here, as we have Christmas in our summer, so we don't know what it is like to have a snowy Christmas like the northern hemisphere.  But oh well we can dream can't we!

3 card using one die differently

When I get a new die, I always try and think of as many different ways to use it as I can, sometimes different colours make it look quite different.  Or even thinking about the negative space or embossed or not can make it look quite different.  
I have done 3 Christmas Cards using a Leane Creatief Pine Tree die 45.8947.

This first one is quite a simple one, that I have die cut an aperture in a piece of card with the Marianne creatables Oval Frame Die LR0235 and used the outside scalloped part to put around the edge.  I also cut out one of the holly branches from the Marianne Creatables die LR0244 in white and wrapped it around the top of the frame.  I have raised this with foam strips, put a sheet of the Leanne Creatief christmas paper pack behind and tucked the tree die inside the space, but left a couple of the lower branches out the front, so that it gave it some dimension.  Before I did this, I decorated the tree with some red and white string and some tiny little gems to resemble Christmas decorations.  The star at the top is also from the Pine tree die set.  The sentiment is a Cheery Lynn sentiment die.

This one is done with the same pine tree die, but I cut out 3 of each of the sizes, folded them in half and glued one on top of the other down the central fold, so that it fanned out and made a 3 dimensional tree.  I have mounted these on some more from the Leane Creatief Christmas paper pack.  The Stamp is also a Leane Creatief stamp called Popco Winter.  I have coloured it with aquash pencils and Tombow pens and cut around the outside edge and glued onto the paper.  The star again is from the same set, which I have cut out in gold mirror board. 

The final one is all white other than the sentiment.  I have embossed the background with the pulled together Couture creations embossing folder.  I love this one, it is so versatile.  The trees I have cut and embossed in white card, and then I have put some crystal stickles on the bottom edge of each bough.  The bank of snow at the bottom is just a piece of a bubbles embossing folder.  The stars from the die set are done in white with the stickles on them so they are sparkly.  
Finally the sentiment is done with the same Cheery Lynn sentiment die and I have mounted it on the Joy Crafts Fancy Oval 6002/0258 die set.