I am still making a lot of Christmas cards. This time I have used some old watercolour paintings that were rubbish and then stamped on them and used my custom cutting set to cut out the images. I am quite pleased with the results.
For this card I have used a landscape painting with hills and far trees and stamped my tree on the top. For the snow effect I have used Liquid Applique and dusted this with fine glitter for a touch of sparkle. I then cut out an oval of dark green card and placed it over my image. I then used Peelcraft stickers for the corners and edges.
This another card using a watercolour background. This one used a plain sky background that I had painted years ago. I have used the Liquid Applique and glitter again to create the snow effect. My custom cutting system is great for cutting out the matted image as well as cutting out the green card in the foreground. A Peelcraft Christmas greeting finishes off this card.
For this card I have stamped a Santa image onto a plain slightly watercoloured background. I painted the Santa image with my watercolour paints. The Santa beard has had flock applied for a fluffy effect and for the trim on the coat and hat I have used Liquid Applique and glitter. I have used a combination of red and green scraps for the background, matted greeting and the ribbon. The touch of bling is from the Enchanted epoxy stickers.
This card has another stamped image on a lightly coloured watercolour background. I have painted the stamp with my watercolours and then I have matted it on a green card using my custom cutting system. The base of the image needed to be covered hence I have placed the band across the card. For the grey card I have used my zigzig blade on my rotary trimmer for the fancy edge. I then placed the blue card on top and finished with a strip of green ribbon from the Noel range of products from Creative Memories. I have put three stickers from the Enchanted epoxy stickers on the ribbon. Finally I placed a Peelcraft sticker onto the card.
This rather simple card also has another tree stamped onto a watercolour background. I managed to get some hills in the background to create some depth to the image. Once again I have used the Liquid Applique and glitter to create snow on the tree. This time I have stamped Merry Christmas onto the image and then cut it out using my custom cutting system. I used a scrap of green patterned paper for the background and then finished of with a strip of ribbon from the Noel range (which sadly is being discontinued, but the new range of Nordic and Be Merry is just as good) with some bling from the Enchanted epoxy stickers.
I love the blue and grey tones on this card. I have stamped the tree with blue (actually it was not meant to happen but still turned out great) ink onto a lovely watercolour hill paper. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to stamp it evenly so covered the blank areas with the stamp of Peace and a flower from the Reminisce range from CM and with a black sticker from the Enchanted epoxy range. I then cut out the image and matted it with blue card using the custom cutting system. The lacey edge is made from using a punch from Fiskers and layed using a lovely cream metallic paper and a silver grey card that I had in my scrap drawer. I then cut a piece of the same blue card approximately 1 inch in diameter and topped it off with a piece of the metallic paper using the deckle blade on my rotary trimmer. To finish of I have stamped the greeting and then placed some Kaisercraft blue rhinestones.
Materials used in these products:
Creative Memories rotary trimmer, custom custom cutting system, Noel range of ribbons, Enchanted epoxy stickers Reminisce flower
Kaisercraft Christmas Sentiments and Turtle Dove stamps
StampinUp green and blue papers
Happy crafting and catch you again soon.
Green and blue card stock from Timbrels in Upper Hutt
Scrap cards and papers.