Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's beginning to look like Christmas

Hi Lovelies,

Today I thought I'd share with you some of the Christmas cards that I have been busy making over the last week or so in-between holidays & everyday life.

 This first card is actually a left over piece of paper that I used on another card the other day.  I was stumped with what to do with it as it's not what I would normally use.  But I didn't want to waste it either.  So I decided to keep it simple & just stamp a sentiment onto it.  The pp is from Just Believe 6 x 6 pad by Kaisercraft.  It's not a normal sized card it measures just over 6 inches long.  I really am pleased how this turned out.

This card is a mish mash.  It's simple but I think it's flawed.  I had this piece of spotted paper left over from the 24 scramble.  It had a tag shape cut out of it (under the image) so I decided to stamp a deer in the negative space, but it didn't look any good.  So I put it aside to have a think about it.  Meanwhile I had printed up a heap of digi images & this is one of them.  I coloured it in with my copics & then used distress inks to colour the background.  I stupidly then decided to spritz it with a combination of Pearl Ex & water.  While it looks nice & shimmery the ink from the printer ran slightly (if you look closely at the snowball & buttons on the snowman you will see what I mean).  So this morning I decided to put the two together.  I used a left over scrap from a Manilla tag & my Spellbinder tag dies to cut out the tag.  I added a button brad & hoped for the best.  ;o)

I am really pleased with this card.  I used up some scraps, a leftover stamped wreath, some ribbon that I've been hoarding (for a few months) & some buttons (that I've been hoarding forever).  I also tried something new - I used my brayer with Iced Spruce Distress Ink to add colour to the Swiss Dot embossed c/s. I think it's the first time I used my brayer for it's intended purpose!  Shocking I know ;o).

Well lovelies,  I'm off to google/you tube how to "organise yourself for Christmas books".  Maybe next year I will be sorted!!!!


Dawn said...

These are all beautiful Paula You have done well. I love them all. Each is special in it's own way.

Virginia L. said...

Wonderfully thought-out designs, Paula! I love the layering and how you make the each image shine! So thankful to have you as a blog/stamping friend! Love your creativity here!xoxo