Saturday, 18 November 2017
A simple classic Christmas card today with the media plates izink inks and my Festive Silhouette clear stamp set ( This set is out of stock however more arrives next week)
Next I simply stamped some of the elements, as shown, form the silhouettes set using the trees to frame the scene as well as black micron pen to ground the elements.
A card blank and finished
Friday, 17 November 2017
Another card made using the Amy Design Snowflake Swirl die (Find It Media ADD10122)
To make today's version of the card I added silver gilt sheets to a piece of card covered in my double sided adhesive. I then embossed the piece using my snowflake circle embossing folder.
Next I layered a circle of silver mirror card over a circle of white pearl card. I adhered the snowflake swirl die cut around the edge of the circle with silver snowflakes and crystals sprinkled over the die cut. Finally I added the seasons greetings cut with the Press Cut die in white pearl card.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
The same die as yesterday however a different treatment today I've used it round an oval rather than a circle and this time in gold and white.
I mounted this behind an oval aperture, cut with the press cut stitch dot ovals which I had embossed with the crafts too falling snow embossing folder. I added the snowflake die around the aperture in gold and topped this with the same cut in white. I added back the snowflakes that fall away in gold with pearls on top. I used different sizes of pearls around the remainder of the oval.
I made up the card as shown with layers of white, gold glazed white ( new card available on Hochanda on the 30th November) and gold card.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
I seem to have fallen for the combination of silver and white for this Christmas ( perhaps with a ,title duck egg or aqua) so heres another card made in the combination.
I then added the new Amy Design (Find It Media) Snowflake swirl die ADD10122. Cut in Silver mirror card which really work for these fine die cuts. I added crystals on the spots on the embossed image and along the corner. I then made a frame using the pre-cut Plain and stitch doe squares.
The sentiment is form my Christmas scene clear stamp set and is stamped in izink silver pigment ink I placed this behind the acetate and added snow on the acetate with a white gel pen.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Another mantelpiece pleaser for todays card using the Press Cut hexagons a die set I bought ages ago but never got round to using, how daft am I? lol
I mounted this set onto a set of hexagonal layers cut with the largest dies in the set in silver mirror and white. I then added this to a base of white, silver finishing with silver glitter card. I finally added a snowflake, cut with the press cut snowflakes set, cut in glitter card with a smaller snowflake cut in mirror card on top. A few crystals in white ( from Habico at the Art of craft)
Monday, 13 November 2017
Fabulous weekend in the north looking forward to (edit I meant Returning! lol) retiring next year!
Todays card uses the Gold gilt sheets with just black and white to make a bold and confident card for today.
Next I added ranger black gloss accents around the circle adding acetate behind the piece to make something to hold the snow in!
I added a panel behind the acetate with an embossed piece of white using the winter trees embossing folder. I added snow over this and 2 deer cut in black gloss card before sealing this all with foam tape.
I added a further black gloss ( Pearl gloss card from Limetree crafts) on the front looking through the window.
Sunday, 12 November 2017
It's technique day here in Swainby so we will be trying out the media plate techniques as well as some stamping, die cutting and embossing folder techniques.
Todays card is quite simple, which I always try to show on a sunday, using just the Build a wreath clear stamp set and some wired satin ribbon ( I am a ribbon addict having hundreds of different ones!)
I used my Press to Impress and the whole wreath stamping this in light green. I then stamped over this using the quarter opine bough stamp in a darker green finishing with the leaves and berries quarter stamp in a honey colour ( All Izink dye based ink pads)
I then added poinsettias over the top and berries in raspberry.