I guess I ought to get started on the odd Christmas card. I’m feeling a bit under the weather so I made this quickly using scraps left from Christmas and an LOTV die cut. I kept it quite simple and flat to help with postage. Iused some glimmer mist on the doily.
It’s not Christmas without some stickles on the image!
I’m getting into hearts and flowers mode with this and some other things I’m working on! I’m still using up scraps where possible. I used some hearts pattern paper at the back and then sprayed with glimmer mists (unfortunately you can’t really see the pattern of the paper in the photo). I used a MS punch around the page for the inner paper and the corner punch for the back paper. I liked the inner paper so much I couldn’t bear to cover it up! I just added the same glimmer mists so it matched and to messy it up a bit!
I added pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts which I painted with pearlescent ink. I also added a metal heart charm.
A friend is about to have an operation so this is for her.
I used a LOTV die cut and distressed the background and added perfect pearls (doing the same to the edges of my card and layers). The background paper is Nitwits (as is the card inside) teamed with a flourish paper I made.
Used a lovely pink ribbon which I added glimmer mist and pearlescent paint to. I absolutely love the embellishment- very vintage. I used textured card underneath and a MS flower punch to make the border.
This is the paper and frame I used inside from Nitwits Beraly Mine
As it is Thanksgiving time I thought I would make a thank you card. My colours and papers were inspired by the amazing picture at the end of this post and I decided to work to a challenge sketch (also at the end of the post).
The ribbon reel challenge photo inspired me to design papers in these colours and to use a cute digi with a flower and butterflys and swirls (like butterfly wing patterns). I added gemstones to the papers. I had to flip the sentiment to the other side from the sketch so you could see butterflies on the paper.
On my cute image I coloured with Promarkers. I used stickles to highlight the flower and glossy accents to give him a shiny nose. I used blue perfect pearls on my rabbit. I used alcohol inks and glimmer mist dabbed onto the background.
This is a winter birthday card I made with my own papers made on computer again.
These are more lily papers I made on the computer. I sewed the papers to pink card using running stitch but on the top and side of the sentiment I used an embroidery flower stitch. I used lavender distress ink and perfect pearls on the edges of the card.
I used alcohol inks and glimmer mist to colour the lace and added gems and some WOC flowers.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and stickles for the fur trim. I used lavender distress ink and perfect pearls for the background and added gems. I used another piece of the lace over pink ribbon. I would like to enter this card for the following challenges
I found a free Lily digi and used it to make the frame for Sweet Blossom on my computer.
On the base of the card I used more paper I’d made with the same digi. The butterfly was made using a MS punch (thanks for the inspiration Coops). I coloured some pink card with glimmer mists and Perfect pearls and then punched two butterflies and layered them with a slight uplift on the top one. I added gems to the body. The raised card with sentiment was decorated with corners, flowers a ribbon and sliding buckle (WOCs) I also used distress inks to colour some lace for the background.
Another photo to show the 3D effect on the butterfly!
I decorated my flower frame with some additional WOC flowers and used a small butterfly punch in same way to make the little butterflys and added them in frame and added them to give a 3D effect on the top of the card. Sweet Blossom was coloured with Promarkers and inside the frame I used distress inks and covered with Perfect Pearls.
Around the edge of my backing paper on the top of the card I used Stickles glitter and WOC corners. The edges of the cards were coloured with distress ink and Perfect Pearls.