Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas Cards - Day 1

Last year I thought of a way to help make my Christmas cards and get them posted in time for well, Christmas.
This year I decided it was a tradition that needed to be kept up to encourage me to get stuck in and get them done.
I do love th this time of year but since having the girls I seem to have no time to enjoy it.
Purchasing Christmas gifts seem to have taken over and the stress of not getting the exact item requested is upon us.
Anyhow enough of the moaning lets get on with the fun part. 

Day 1

Yay, for this card I first of all created a master board using various stamps and masks layered and coloured on top of each other.
(Distress ink through circles mask/stamping snowflakes with white paint/stamping star stamp with archival ink/ colouring mini circles on stamp with red perfect pearls/colouring small stars with pencils/using a quickly glue pen to add a few sparkle glitter edges).


This was followed by stamping Indigoblu baubles, tree pronged from dylusions and a JOFY sentiment. The baubles were painted with a matching solid colour acrylic paint.

The second stage of the Indigoblu stamp was stamped using embossing ink then heat and bond embossing powder was used to add Indigoblu chocolate flakes.
 I do have flitter glue but somehow this way is less messy, it also adds a bit of dimension as it is more raised than using the glue. Watch out though you don't want to scrub to hard when removing the excess flakes.
This was all layered together with a touch of plain coloured card.
One down Eleven to go.

Hope you like it.

Sue X

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  1. Yay license the colours too
    Happy craftin

  2. Love how this looks, especially against that clever background. Jenny x


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