Sunday, 6 July 2014

Last of the red and white......

Just sharing the last of my red and white Christmas cards which I hope appeal to the person they are being made for.  ;-)

I used the only reindeer stamp I own from Hot off the Press, for another card and the emboss resist technique for the patterned base.

Tree trimmings, a retired Stampin' Up set with a greeting from Technique Tuesday and inspiration with a cardmap from Cardmaps book 4.

Last but not least another card with inspiration from Cardmaps book 4 and stamp from The Stamps Of Life
I have really enjoyed making all these Christmas cards which reminds me I need to start on my own for Christmas at some stage.
Thanks for dropping by and Happy Craftin'...........

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

More red and whites - and no it does not relate to footy.........

Still on Christmas cards and playing with some items I have had for ages and not used  yet - like my honeycomb embossing folder. I sat and made a Silhouette file to cut out the hexagons to fit inside the spaces so that I didn't  have to be forced to hand cut them each time I wanted to fill the gaps. See how laziness can cause you to create?

I have shifted my shade of red in the last one to Riding hood red by Stampin' Up after using a heap of my Real Red cardstock. I have found that Fired Brick distress ink works nicely with this colour. I even used the brayered embossing folder technique to create a patterned paper effect as I have hardly and decent sized red pattern paper. Must keep that in mind when I am out and about. 







There are a mix of stamps here from Hot of the Press - Enchanted Christmas, to Technique Tuesday - Christmas sayings, Kaisercraft - Merry Christmas - tree, Spellbinder Heirloom ornaments greeting and the large Merry Christmas does not have a brand on it but it was a cheap end of season one I bought at Riot Art and Craft one year. I love it for a big bold greeting.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Craftin'..........