Carols for Christmas, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Watercolor Christmas, Wonderland

Random Christmas cards

A couple of weeks ago I did some Christmas card making whilst the princess made hers… it was fun to create a few none ATC ones for a change. 

I used the square gelli plate to create some fun backgrounds with distress oxides. Then went to town with stamping and embossing.  These first two I added to some embossed backgrounds and kept them nice and simple.

The other four I added to bright card blanks with some fun patterned papers from the stash.

Loved having some fun creative time. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Festival of Trees, Gelli Plate, Santa builder, Watercolor Christmas, White Christmas, Wonderland

Gelli plate ATC christmas card class

Tonight its playtime with friends and we are making Christmas ATCs which we will turn into cards… and we are making 6 of them! Yes it sounds like a challenge but sure we can pull it off! I actually made 8 as samples but I think thay might be a bit much with only one mini gelli plate between us! 

I used distress inks in a range of colours that I thought worked as Christmas colours. 

I love how these all came out… such beautiful panels to work with… and each one is it’s own work of art.  So then I pulled out a few sets of stamps and made the panels into the individual toppers. 

So there are my 8 works of art… next step to cut them out and mount them before adding them to a card blank… Will update later with the final samples and of course pics of what we end up with tonight! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Later edit… here are the samples… I added a few simple embellishments and mounted them all onto the dark green ATCs I had die cut. Then added them all onto C6 card blanks… one with an additional piece of patterned paper as I wanted to show that they work with the patterned paper too!  I doodles round some and on others raised them up on foam tape to add dimension.  I also added wink of stella to a few elements to give some shimmer.  (The other two did get made into cards too but didn’t provide them as samples for the class!)

And a much later edit… here is what I made tonight… I only managed to make three cards but I made lots and lots of backgrounds to make into something another day!

Distress oxide ink, Inktense, Derwent, Wonderland

Landscape themed ATCs

Hi

Today a quick post sharing the ATCs I made for a swap with the theme of Landscape! 

I decided for both to use distress oxides to lay down some colour on the mixed media cardstock. Then on one I used my sewing machine to create some texture and show the landscape. I also added some shading with an Inktense pencil. 

For the second one I chose to add some stamping using the Wonderland trees and then coated the whole piece with versamark and embossing powder to give it a nice shiny finish. 

I then mounted both onto some card cut to the right size. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Watercolor words, White Christmas, Wonderland

ATCs 316-319 oops more Christmas 

Today I have four ATCs I’ve made using my favourite medium ever… distress oxides! So yes another entry for the Paperartsy challenge on their blog and four ATCs towards my 365 challenge. But once again I’ve broken the no more Christmas in August rule… and made 4 ATCs as card toppers for my Christmas card stash. 

I started with a piece of cream cardstock from the stash A5 size and used the square gel press mini to add the inks. I used broken china, peacock feathers, iced spruce and twisted cotton.

This provided a pattern to the colour albeit a loose pattern. Next I added stamping and stencilling. I used a mixture of SU stamp sets new and old and used the same colours of ink to add the stamping and the stencilling. 

Then I cut my pieces… I cut them slightly smaller than the ATCs and also cut some cardstock to the right size for the bases. 

I do have some little pieces leftover but none big enough to make into a complete atc so I’ve set those aside to use another time.

Then I went about adding feature stamping. For two I added stamps from a retired stamp set… White Christmas.

Then I used Wonderland for this one. 

Then the last one I used Carols of Christmas to add the baubles and deer silhouette. 

I used the Tim Holtz stickers for simple sentiments. I love all of these and they are quite flat so perfect for card toppers for when the time comes to mount them and make them into Christmas cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Dictionary, Distress oxide ink, Wonderland

Christmas in August… Distress oxide masterboard (306-309)

Another set of cards to share today… using the fabulous Wonderland stamps from SU and some old stash and the fab Distress oxide inks. 

I created a masterboard and then cut out four ATCs to use as card toppers. These then got the trees heat embossed on them and then the sentiments cut out and added with some wooden accents I had also heat embossed with white. I finished them with a sequin centre for the snowflakes.

I stuck all four to some pre embossed card blanks.

I had some strips of masterboard left and this is what I did with it… 

All in all a lovely set of cards all from one masterboard playing session! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Gelli Plate, Wonderland, YouTube video

Christmas in August… Resist technique

Hello

Another festive day today… and this time a resist technique using heat embossed stamping and then Stampin Write markers onto the mini gelli plate to add colour. I then matted them with different colours and added some different finishing touches.

All cards using the Carols of Christmas stampin up stamps (and the Wonderland stamps as well!)

And I made a quick video of the whole process… check it out on YouTube here.

Love these cute cards. So simple and yet so effective.

If you would like to create something like this and need these stamps or inks please do get in touch as I am now a Stampin Up demonstrator.

Email: catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Carols for Christmas, For My Family, Gelli Plate, Marbled, Sheet Music, Watercolor words, Wonderland, YouTube video

Christmas in August! 8 ATC card toppers (296-303)

So I’ve been away from crafting because the parents are staying but yesterday I got some crafting done and made a start on the Christmas cards the parents have requested. So be prepared for a week of christmas starting here.

Of course I had to start with some ATC sized ones to get some more towards the challenge plus to start my creativity flowing!

I’ve also bitten the bullet and signed up as a Stampin Up demonstrator so this was using SU products (mainly) to create a mixed media style cardtoppers. I have to say I am quite impressed with how they came together. The card blanks I used and the mounts were not SU but they were just from the stash I had to hand.

I stuck the camera on whilst I played so you can check out my process here on YouTube and ended up with these 8 cards!

So that’s me into the 300’s on my ATC challenge…. Just 62 to go! Woo hoo!

Happy crafting!

Catherine