I should really be finishing off my last minute Christmas cards but I have just received some new goodies from Heartfelt Creations so I just had to have a play. I am still waiting for some more products to arrive so hopefully I will be able to play over the Christmas and New Year break.
These cards feature the Le Vie En Rose papers and cardstock from CTMH. I love the new Eyelet Oval dies from Heartfelt Creations and here are the first two cards I have made using it. There are three dies in this set which makes up to six different cuts which makes it very versatile.
First up I have cut the oval with the lacy edge out of Pomegranate cardstock. I then cut the beautiful floral paper out of the inner oval and adhered it to the Pomegranate die cut. I used the damask embossing folder on the Black cardstock, but unfortunately, I did not go with the grain and the finish was not so good so I just sanded the rest of the cardstock and it gives a distressed look which highlights the Pomegranate die cut very well. I have then matted the Black cardstock with more Pomegranate cardstock. I finished with a flower that I made using this technique here with some lace and an organza ribbon from my stash.
This second card features Black cardstock cut out using the lacy eyelet die and this time I have cut out the centre of this and placed the cut over the oval floral paper to create the look of a frame. I think that the white core of the cardstock was not so successful and I may look at using another brand next time. I have used the black and white quatrefoil design paper for the background and matted it on Black cardstock. I then used some complements from the Le Vie En Rose collection to add some dimension and finished off with an organza bow from my stash.
My final card features the Raindrops and Roses die. I have used Pomegranate and Black cardstock for the back ground and then cut the circular die in half and place on either side of the black and white striped paper matted on the Black cardstock. I found some black and white ribbon from my stash which went perfectly with the colour scheme. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CTMH Cursive Birthday and the die cut is a Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Frame One. It looks quite dramatic with the colours and shapes.
Cardstock – CTMH Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate
Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose
CTMH Le Vie En Rose Complements
Stamp – CTMH Cursive Birthday
Ink – CTMH Black, Pixie, Canary
Dies – Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval, Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses, Spellbinders D-Lites – Frame One
Gold Bling Gem
Lace, ribbon, pearl string from my stash.
These will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.
I would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope that Santa brings you lots of lovely craft supplies to play with in the New Year.
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