My Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog contribution this week was in response to Hazel’s challenge to use something with the letter R.
I chose Reindeer for the letter R. I used a few different patterned papers from the stash and a mix of grey and kraft cardstock with a die cut frame. I then cut two of the deer and stuck them together to add dimension.
I added a sticker sentiment and layers few card candi.
Whilst doing the zoom crafting sessions with my friends I hadn’t got quite enough supplies to make the same cards up… so I used the Whale of a Time dsp and some coordinating cardstock. I die cut some elements that I thought would work as seaweed too.
Here they are…
Love how fun and bright they are!
A couple of the sheets of paper are perfect for cutting apart and so I could use the whales and turtles as focal points.
I also added in some linen thread on a few.
For all of them I used the sentiment from the From all of us stanp set.
This week at CHNC, Hazel challenged us to use GLITTER. Ugh! I am not a fan of using glitter… so decided to add only little dots of glitter glue on my card toppers.
I used an old Making Cards magazine set of papers and toppers and teamed them with pink, black, grey and green cardstock. I cut the papers into 4 sheets of 6×6 and then created the panels from those so I could make a couple at a time with similar layouts. Almost like a one sheet wonder.
I added die cuts of foliage using the Wreath Builder dies and Forever Flourishing dies.
Then each topper got some dots of pink, green, red or silver glitter glue.
Love how they all look and love these fresh colours.
Particularly like this last one which uses the one inch scraps of paper… cool way to use up scraps!
I have another one sheet wonder to share using the long since retired Winter Frost Dsp. This time the paper was a lot darker and bolder than the other ones I shared previously. This led to me wanting to add vellum to add a lighter touch to the cards.
Here is the cutting guide I followed…
… and here are all but two of the cards I made.
The remaining three panels (1,3,4) are the 4×4 panels which when they have a mat are too big for these a6 size cards. So I will share those another day!
As you can see they turned out to be quite busy cards with the embossed vellum adding a second pattern as well as texture!
I decided to steer away from stamped images completely and just use coloured cardstock with the white to create my wreaths. I mixed up the different wreath styles and added in foliage and flowers.
I chose to use either Basic Grey, Smoky Slate or White card blanks and cut them lengthways so they open on the left and stand easily even in this landscape format. I also backed most of the panels with a panel of basic black to give a lighter edge to the vellum panel.
Card 1: to be shared another day
Card 2: I actually turned this into two cards…
Card 3: to follow another day
Card 4: to follow another day
I love the Wreath Builder dies so much but must admit I also added some of the dies from the Forever Flourishing set too just to add some variance to the foliage on the wreaths.
The sentiments were both from the retired Good Greetings stamp set.
I loved adding the pop of pinks on these cards and also how the vellum over the patterned paper on some cards gave it a different look.
I went through scraps of ribbon to make teeny tiny bows for the wreaths too and added the little adhesive snowflake sequins as a little added embellishment.
I chose for those not mounted on white card blanks to make an insert for them… I did this using one sheet of white to create four inserts. I stamped in a cross and then cut it into four parts and then trimmed it down so they were slightly smaller than the card blank.
When I share the three remaining cards I made from this OSW I will link back here so you can see them all.
Whilst this week has not gone quickly from a work point of view, the time between CHNC blog posts seems to disappear in a matter of moments!
So this week, Hazel set the DT the challenge of use a button. Here is what I made.
I went with some navy papers from an old Making Cards magazine (they look black on this picture!) and a grey wreath with a white die cut flower and a yellow button to match the accent colour on the paper.
I decided on a simple sentiment embossed with white on the grey and layered onto a silver embossed piece of paper.
All pretty simple and very pretty. Love the pattern on this paper. Very modern.