This Christmas card started life as a 4.5 x 4.5 inch white card blank. I then used a set of small Christmas themed stamps by Hampton Art. I stamped 9 of the images on white card in Memento black ink and coloured some parts with a yellow Marvey le Plume alcohol ink marker.
I then used a 1 inch square punch to punch out the images. A small amount of gold Stickles was added to the ribbons on the bells. I then put some more white card through the Sizzex using an embossing folder and trimmed out the background matt.
The matt and the inch images were edged in black ink and assembled as shown with the inchie images mounted on foam pads.
As a little light relief from Christmas cards here is a little card I made on a 4.5 x 4.5 inch Kraft card base.
I have used Teresa Collins papers and collaged all elements as shown. Some were trimmed out and edged with a Micron pen.
I have embellished with some green coloured bling & edged with some lime Washi tape.
I have used red Liquid Pearls to add some further relief also. The plate was matted and stamped with the sentiment in Archival black ink. Some Stickles glitter glue was applied to add some more sparkle.
Perhaps her moody face would not encourage you to 'Enjoy The Moment' but she is a Zetti stamp after all and you know what they are like.
The card was made from a 5 x 5 inch plain white card blank. I have covered the card with a couple of pieces of printed paper. The striped bit on the left has a flock finish.
Onto this I have stuck some paper which has been diecut with a frame in the middle, made from more patterned paper.
The central plate was stamped in black Memento ink and selectively coloured with Marvey alcohol ink pens. Black faux gems were adhered to the corners of the frame and it was mounted on foam pads in the middle.
Last but not least was the sentiment which again was stamped in Memento ink on white card, edged and trimmed out before mounting on more foam pads.
Another Christmas card I have made. The base card is made from pealised cream card. I have matted a piece of striped paper onto this as the background.
The trees and sentiment plate (PaperArtsy) were stamped in black Versafine on some plain white card and trimmed out. The trees were stuck in place onto the striped paper mat and a few hills drawn with a fine Micron pen to ground the trees. These were infilled in places with a gold metallic pen.
The wordplate was embellished with some Stickles glitter glue and applied as shown on foam pads. This one can be entered into the Less is More Challenge for week 198 whose theme is 'More than one Tree'.
Here is a simple collaged card I have made. I used a square Kraft card as the base and collaged on a few elements as shown.
I started with a square of printed text paper. The red chevron band was stamped in red dye ink and trimmed. The stamped image is one from Zetti and she was stamped in Memento black ink and coloured with Copic alcohol ink markers with her eyes highlighted with a white Posca pen. She was diecut into a circle and matted on another larger diecut circle in pink.
Finishing touches were to add a paper flower with a little pearl centre and the word plate which has been stamped, trimmed and mounted on foam pads.
Maybe she looks a bit stern but I do love the image !
I have stamped a cloudscape with a single star using a series of stamps from Stamp In The Hand. I love these stamps as they just look fab for an atmospheric sky effect. Black Memento ink was used to allow me to colour them with Marvey alcohol ink brushpens.
I used bright yellow to highlight the single star.
The sentiment is from PaperArtsy and was stamped in Versafine black ink, trimmed out and matted on another square coloured with the same yellow pen before placing on foam pads.
This little card featuring a cute bunny and was made from a 5 x 7 inch white card blank. I used a set of letter dies to cut out the word 'LOVE' as shown, carefully positioning the dies before cutting with some low tack masking tape. Once done I lined the inside front of the card with some plain pink cardstock trimmed to size and this was adhered to show through the letters.
I then stamped a little bunny in black Memento ink and coloured this with Copic markers. I applied some Glossy Accents to bunnies paws and once dry trimmed him out, sticking him in place through the letter O.
Finishing touch was to tie a piece of lovely checked ribbon around the card as shown and that's it !!
I decided to make a little simple Christmassy hanging after having pulled out a load of embossed Grungeboard which has sat there in my stash, unused for ages. I diecut a circle from the swirly Grungeboard and painted it with some beige acrylic paint. as the centre background.
The leaves were next diecut from a Tim Holtz tattered leaves Sizzix die from some green striped paper. These were stuck in place behind the grungeboard centre as shown.
The deer again was diecut (TH Sizzix) from more of the same grungeboard, which this time was painted red. A layer of dries clear glue was spread over the painted surface and some glamour dust glitter adhered for a bit of glitz. It was mounted on double foam pads to raise it off the surface.
Next I added a circle of faux clear gems and mounted the deer on foam pads. I cut a hole with a crop-a-dile at the top and added a few strands of jute twine tied through to form a hanger to finish.
I was going to add a sentiment but thought that it looked better without. What do you think?
My first card uses diecuts and embossing but no stamping. I loved the pink and blue theme where I have emphasized the embossed snowflakes with some blue dye ink (Memento). I have edged the embossed plate with blue glitter embossing powder applied with Versamark and heat embossed with a heat gun. The underlying diecut is made from pink pearlised card.
The word plate is gold embossed and mounted on foam pads.
My second card is entirely stamped (apart from a little bit of black paper lace) with Versafine onyx black ink.
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