Today I am late for posting, because I was late making. I had a sudden realisation at bedtime last night I hadn’t done this week’s CHNC meant a hurried email apology to Hazel last night and a quick make this morning.
The theme this week at CRAFTYHAZELNUTS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE BLOG is to use gold so I grabbed my Jingle Bells stamp and embossed it with glittery gold powder and then “coloured” it in with gold wink of Stella which made it all shimmery. I then did a white doodle to frame and added some twine and a jingle bell and decided that was done!
So a simple one this week out of necessity to just get it done… but how simple and would make a good one for batch making once all the embossing was done!
Hazel chose the theme of reindeer for this week’s CHNC challenge and I was very torn on which reindeer to use for my card as I have so many different stamps to use. In the end I went very different and chose a modern and non traditional image and colour scheme.
Never seen a pink reindeer before… but hey why not? I think she looks fun, especially as with the wink of Stella on top she is all sparkly!
The reindeer and sentiment are both Woodware stamps and I added sequins to the paper to finish off the card.
So when I saw that the challenge at CHNC Christmas blog was use a bell or two I knew I needed to use this stamp from Woodware. I then decided to do paper piecing to fill it in and make a fun modern card.I used some American Crafts papers and stamped the big words a few times… and then went to town cutting out!I added some shading using promarkers and then some snow for the dot on the i!I added the other stamped sentiment from the set as a strip which I edged with the grey promarkers.Then on the inside I paper pieced two of the bell images as a finishing touch!Happy crafting!Catherine
For today’s theme I just had to use the large word Woodware stamp for Jingle Bells… couldn’t not use it really! And I ended up making two cards.
Love the ombre look I got using my promarkers… and the background on the blue one is a piece of glossy photo paper I had wiped up ink from other projects on… perfect colour match for the project! Happy coincidence.
Yesterday we celebrated the wedding of Tracy and Mark in the beautiful lake district. Today I can share the card I made for them.
I die cut the flowers from some ombre cardstock and layered them onto vellum and a layer of kraft card and sewed it to adhere it.
Then the butterfly was using the fab watercolour wings and I did one layer of the butterfly into vellum and then another onto whisper white. The vellum one I then heat embossed with clear to give it some texture.
Underneath the butterfly I added some die cut flourishes and sprigs which I added ink to some to give some definition and the sentiment from a Woodware set on a die cut label. The finishing touch was lots of pearl gems scattered around the cluster.
Inside the card I created a panel and edged it lightly with the Wisteria Wonder ink and then stamped the butterfly using the same colours (2nd generation ink) as on the front and added the stamped message.
Really happy with how this intricate card looked and wishing the happy couple love and happiness for their future.
And as an aside the gift bag I got matches the card with the days schedule left in our hotel perfectly so I think I judged them just right.
Because I chose kraft as the base for my card I can also share it on the Paperartsy challenge blog... Love all the inspiration Darcy provides.
And of course I’m going to share a pic or two from yesterday…