Tuesday 18 November 2014

Speedy Christmas Cards

Materials used:-
FRS177 Good Wish
JGS 317 Many Christmases
Stampendous CRS5057 Jumbo Snowflake Trio
Various inkpads
Detail silver embossing powder
Mark richards embellishments
Hairy Manilla craft card
Hessian ribbon, buttons, organza ribbon
5" x 5" card blanks
Perfect Prints paper pad (Vivid)
All available from:-
Your Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33. Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

The weeks are simply flying past now, soon be time to put the sprouts on!! Have you done your cards yet? Still a few more to do? Here's some ideas for some quick & easy last minute cards. I always find that sticking to one or two stamps & giving them a few different looks depending on who they're intended for is the way to go. Below are the individual cards I've designed for this theme & I'll talk you through each one & what I've used as we go. 

Firstly we have a "chalkboard" effect card using "Every Good Wish" for the main image & "Many Christmases" as the background on the card blank. I've stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White & Graphite Black & then added some touches of silver Stickles & a knot of polka dot ribbon. This would be great for a teacher card!

Next we have a more masculine look or maybe for a gardener. Stamped with Versafine Olympia Green & Vintage Sepia with a knot of hessian ribbon & a button to finish. The card blank is "Hairy Manilla"  

Time for some elegance next with the background stamped with Snowflake Trio & Versafine Smoky Grey & the main image embossed with detail silver powder. Mount onto silver mirror card & add some Glitterdomes for added sparkle.

Last but not least I've stamped onto a piece from the Perfect Prints pad using Versafine Onyx Black, mounted onto burgundy card & added some "Metals" in gold. I've also notched the corners of the stamped piece with a corner punch.

Hope these have given you some inspiration for some quick & easy cards.   

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