Sunday, 22 November 2009

A Cosmo Cricket Christmas Card...Card 2!

I love the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Christmas range - the papers are vibrant and colourful, but also have the traditional elements which allow you to make cards that are either funky and modern or more classic in their design. I decided to put together a card that made use of some of the traditional elements, such as the sheet music designed paper, alongside some stamped images by Autumn Leaves.

First of all I created a 6x6in card blank with red card and fixed a 4x4in square of the Merry Berry paper to the centre.

Next I made a frame about 51/4in square from the reverse side of the Merry Berry paper, and drew a border around the outside and inside edge using black pen. I cut a length of red ribbon and fixed this around the bottom of the frame using sticky tape.

I then fixed the frame onto the card using foam pads to give a raised effect. I stamped an image of a bird using Autumn Leaves stamps and cut round the edge, leaving a small margin. I fixed this to the corner of the frame using more foam pads.
Finally, I stamped a Christmas message and fixed this to the top corner, as well as attaching some red buttons to the ribbon in the bottom corner. The finished card takes very little time to make and by using stamps you can recreate the embellishments over and over again with very little expense and effort.


Sue Jones said...

Oooooo I like this one ..might have a go at this as i have so many to make!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card and easy to do! I might try this (when I get started!!!!!!!)

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

I saw this and just had to have a go its here

Gorgeous ideas

Wendy Smith said...

some fantastic card making ideas. Thanks for sharing

NatQuebec said...

ohh it's so nice ! I will try it for sure even if it's not for a Xmas card :-) thank you !