Friday, 27 January 2017
More winter blues ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and I bet you are looking forward to the weekend! Well I did warn you yesterday that I like to make Christmas cards in January, lol, so here is today’s offering …
An A5 card
It ended up a bit flatter than I expected!
Lots of lovely layers
I adore this stamp!
I have used this die so much recently
I love my ribbons!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #317 Anything Goes optional use a sentiment
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Winter Blues
When I started to create this card I knew what colour palette I wanted to use but I decided I wanted to create a distressed Christmas card. So I delved into my box of patterned papers, then into my box of white card snippets and I found two pieces of white card that had been crumpled and snippets of card coloured by me and some navy blue card. I then got these two Great Impressions stamps, Distress IPs and Ranger Archival cobalt blue and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen set. I also used more of the ribbon that Carol gifted me and a snippet of wide blue grosgrain ribbon too.
I made sure that I distressed every edge of paper and card and I didn’t try to flatten the card. I love the look and hope you do too. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Great Impressions stamps: 8162 Elegant Branch; 9802 Berry Spring
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas die
Whimsy Stamps snowflake die
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Tim Holtz Distressing tool; emery board
300 gsm card
Snippets: blue card, Sheena Douglass stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Ranger Archival Cobalt Blue IP
Distress IPs: Broken China, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens: Special Holiday Selection
Wired ribbon from the lovely Carol
From my stash: grosgrain ribbon snippet; glitter
Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam