Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas Cards - Comfort & Joy

I enjoy working with paper, I mean I really really really enjoy working with paper...

That is why this card was so rewarding to make. I envisioned it in pure white, with a bit of cream, but it kept begging me for colour. I relented a little, finally adding some red and a hint of gold. And called it done. I am very pleased with how this turned out!

I used cut files for the Silhouette Cameo for the main elements - The poinsettias are from 'Christmas Box Cards' by SVG Cuts (affiliate link) The greenery is from 3 D Wintergreens also by SVG Cuts (affiliate link) The holly and pine cones are by Sherri McCulley  I also used an embossing folder " Piroutte" by Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug on the background. I used a snowflake die as a lacy layering elements and a Fiskars punch for the holly detail on the raised element that keeps the upright portion of the easel card in place. The lettering was done using the Cameo and a gold gel pen.

And just because my eyes very asking for colour...I made a second card, similar to this, but in colour. I used mostly dye inks for colouring the different elements.

Love all the details in the flowers and the water coloured look that the dye inks give.

I used a combination of Thin Fonts (at Lettering Delights) and regular fonts for the sentiment.

 I added a thin strip of gold embossing to the edge of the raised piece to tie the upright piece in with the bottom area where the message can be written. I also gold embossed the flourishes

I wonder how many of these I would have to make before I've 'had enough of it'...

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