A very short post today. Christmas is not that far away so I have been busy making some Christmas cards. I love the two Christmas reflections pack from Close to My Heart – Snowhaven and Yuletide Carol. Both have such different themes but they both make stunning Christmas cards.
I love utilizing the patterns on the papers and the gorgeous wee socks hanging on the shelf is so beautiful and the red paper from the Snowhaven pack coordinates well.
I taught a class yesterday starting with the basics of card making just using the basic equipment i.e. no Cuttlebugs and Cricut machines and this is a good example of a card anyone can make with the basic tools and lovely patterned papers.
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Today I would like to share with you this some cards that I have made which features the Home from the Holiday stamp set which is available exclusively throughout October for $33 or for just $5 when you spend $75. This stamp set has some very versatile images that would be great for cardmaking and scrapbooking.
I have had some fun doing a selection of cards using this gorgeous stamp set ranging from traditional colours to totally untraditional Christmas themed cards.
My next card has been made using my new favourite colour – Glacier.
This is such a stunning colour and very popular at the moment with all the Frozen merchandise out accompanying the popular film. The polar bear image looks great in Glacier and I have matched it with the beautiful Snowhaven paper. I have also used the beautiful Fundamentals Adventure paper to add a little bit of shine to back the Cricut cut image of the polar bear. The background Glacier cardstock has been embossed using the dots embossing folder and then sanded to try and look a little like snow covered dots. I love the fact that the CTMH papers are white cored as you can get lots of different effects with sanding and distressing.
Moving away from the traditional I have used Black and Glacier with a touch of Flaxen to create a totally different card. Normally you would not associate black with Christmas but I love this combination as it stands out so much from the traditional reds and greens. I think the black image helps the polar bear look like it is in a window looking out at you – what do you think? Again I have used some Glacier Fundamentals paper from the Whimsy pack which gives a nice background to the stamped image.
Finally I have done a pink Christmas card. Pink is not a colour normally associated with Christmas but I just wanted to do a fun card and I love this parcel set from the Artbooking cartridge. It is great to layer and have some fun with colours and textures.
I have cut out the parcels from Pink glitter paper and backed with some Cotton Candy cardstock. To add some interest to the parcels I have used some silver geometric washi tape on a couple of the parcels to keep with the silver and pink theme. I don’t normally use a lot of washi tape and strips like this but today I have done that with good effect. The Pink spotted washi tape (unfortunately NLA) and the pink and silver shimmer trims add a base on which to place the parcels which helps pull the card together.