It is the 24th and Charlie and I are back at Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog posting this month’s Christmas cards. I went with basically the same colours as last month but I took a very different route with this card: Modern and more CAS than vintage. The card is my CASE-ing of this card by Maureen Merritt.
Instead of adding the more chunky word die as Maureen had done, I decided to go with the very delicate Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die. It meant I also decided to stamp some smaller snowflakes under the word die.
It is once more time to post my monthly Christmas card for Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog. This week I used a background I did for the recent Online Card Classes’ Mask-erade class. The background was made on a crisp white piece of paper that I embossed using an embossing folder with a large holly branch. I coloured the holly using a q-tip and distress inks. Once I had coloured the holly the crispness of the cardstock seemed all wrong so I went to town with more distress inks and a mini blending tool. This meant I ended up with a background on the more vintage-y side of things.
When it came time to create a card using this background, I wanted to underscore the vintage-y feel of the background. This meant I added lace, seam binding, a small strain of pearls, a tag with felt holly leaves and a small sentiment. For this to work I decided to turn the holly “upside down” so it looks like it is hanging from the bow.
The string of pearls is hiding behind the tag but it can still be seen peeking out here and there. When it came to the embellishment for the tag, I actually tried die-cutting it in white felt and then adding colour using distress inks. I didn’t like the colour I achieved so I simply diecut the leaves in a green felt, I had coloured in a few years ago. For the berries I added some red pearls.
And we’re back: It is July 24th which means Charlie and I are posting our monthly Christmas cards over at Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog. I went with an icy wintery theme of modern snowflakes and cooler colours. The only warmth I’ve added is the tiny red heart that works to contrast the blues and greens of the rest of the card.
I stamped the sentiment in between the snowflakes and embellished the sentiment with the tiny red heart that I added both Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to. For once I got around to using blings that are different colours from the standard clear: I went with bling in the same colours as the stamped snowflakes.
I’ve added this card to two different challenges at Simon Says Stamp: Simon Says Sparkle And Shine as well as i scream for…
Today, Charlie and I are posting our monthly Christmas cards over at Operation Skriv Hjem’s blog. I went with a card sporting a fun and happy Santa jingling all the way through a beautiful winter night.
I made the night sky myself combining various colours of Distress Inks, water and paint splashes and a few die cut stars. I dabbed some Wink of Stella around in the night sky to get a bit of shine as well. It is amazing what you can achieve with this technique.
My Santa is coloured using PrismaColor pencils and the colours have been blended using Gamsol. The colours look much more blended in real life… Santa’s beard and the brim of his hat has some Wink of Stella shine, and his belt buckle has been covered with Glossy Accents.