Tuesday, 8 December 2009

For the 7th card of Christmas, my stash shop sent to me...

Colourful Christmas by My Mind's Eye.

I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than my card blank.



I then used a white gel pen (white pen review) to draw a line around the edge of the paper.



I cut a piece of white card slightly larger than the tree stamp. Next I created a mask by punching some snowflakes from scrap card which I adhered to the white card using temporary adhesive. If you don't already have a snowflake punch tucked away in your stash, they can be found here, here, here or here.



I sprayed a light coat of glimmer mist (see this article for some tips on getting started with glimmer mists) and allowed the piece to dry.



My next step was to stamp and emboss the tree onto the glimmered card. I used Brilliance Dew Drop in Crimson Copper and clear embossing powder.




To assemble the card, I first adhered the embossed card onto the patterned paper and then adhered the layers to the card blank.



I used buttons and crystals for baubles.



Finally, I printed my greeting onto white card, cut into strips, inked with chalk ink and adhered to the card using foam squares.



Of course, the papers called out to be used again so here's number two:

I started my second card by putting a line of painted circles across the lower part of a card blank. I used a plastic pot as a stamp.



I then cut/punched several circles of different patterned papers just a little smaller than my painted circles.



Once I'd inked the edges of all the circles, I adhered them onto the card. I allowed some of the circles to overlap the edges of the card blank and then trimmed them.



As before, I printed my greeting onto white card, cut into strips, inked with chalk ink and adhered to the card using foam squares.




And finally, I came across these giant bottle tops that I'd had in a drawer for absolutely ages and was inspired to create this little hanging ornament. Cute to hang in your own home or to give as a gift.

7 comments:

kazy1 said...

Really gorgeous papers and 3 great ideas!

Starr said...

Love the cards & the ornament is beautiful, what a great idea!

Anita said...

These are great! I especially love the decoration, xx

Anita said...

These are great! I especially love the decoration, xx

lisa said...

Oh wow Hazel.
Love Love Love all your projects x

Dotty Jo said...

These are gorgeous Hazel! Jo x

Anonymous said...

Gather roses while you may........................................