Friday, January 6, 2017
Happy New Year! Hope 2017 is everything you would wish it to be!
Just stopping in to share another make from this Christmas season. If you missed my last post, I wasn't able to make many Christmas cards due to illness and only started them very close to Christmas which meant I had no time to photograph them nor blog them. Anyway, here is one that I made for my daughter:
I am popping this card into CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January. Hazel says on her blog: "Perhaps this month you'll want to share designs that you made for Christmas, but didn't have time to blog - we would love to see them. And, of course, you might be making a head start on making new designs for this year." So, why not join in if you made something but like me, didn't have time to blog about it :-)
I am also entering my card into the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Friday F4A354 Challenge of "Let it Snow" as well as the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December Christmas Challenge SCSCCDEC16 (note you have to have a paid membership to play along).
The beautiful image is by Craft Creations - Robin on Flowerpot and came already diecut which makes it quicker to pop the pieces out and put them together with dimensionals. It was quite fiddly with some of the fine stems on the snowdrops as I had to trim down the dimensionals to fit - but I really, really love to put together papertole because I find it's very relaxing plus it's something I can do in front of the TV at night.
The designer papers are by Wild Rose Studio - Birds and Berries - and I have to say that these papers are some of the most beautiful papers that I have ever seen! I love them so much that I just ordered another set.
I popped the papertole image onto one of the blue papers and trimmed it to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The light blue cardstock side panel was punched using a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch. I added a score line using a Mini Martha Stewart score board which gave me a straight line to butt my designer paper up against. I am not very good at eyeballing things to be straight so any tools or techniques that I can use to make sure things are straight are very helpful as I get really annoyed when something looks crooked.
I tied on some silver and white twine which came in a set of 5 different twines from KMart (Australia). I tied on a snowflake charm from my stash using the same twine.
Here is a close-up so you can see more detail:
The two snowflakes on the image were diecut from American Crafts Silver glitter paper using a Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes die set and my Big Shot. This glitter paper is beautiful and easy to diecut plus the glitter doesn't come off and go everywhere. I will have to get some more! I added a Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestone to the centres then glued them on using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue.
Here is an angled shot so you can see the layers:
The sentiment is also by Craft Creations - Creative Diecut Banners - Merry Christmas silver on white which has 24 banners on the sheet. I picked this sheet up at a Craft Show here in Melbourne. I adhered it to my card using dimensionals.
Once I had finished my card front, I attached it to a white card base.
I am sure that you could use this image for not just Christmas; maybe for a Winter birthday (?).
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Stamps and Ink: None
Designer Papers: Wild Rose Studio - Birds and Berries 6" x 6"
Image and Sentiment: Craft Creations Robin on Flowerpot DCD559 diecut papertole (3D decoupage), Craft Creations Creative Diecut Banners - Merry Christmas silver on white CDS165G
Accessories: Perfect Layers Tools, silver and white twine - KMart, silver snowflake charm (stash), dimensionals, Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, doublesided tape, American Crafts Silver glitter paper (12" x 12"), Big Shot, Martha Stewart Mini Score board, Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones SB700, cardstock: light blue, white
Dies: Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes set #1234
Punches: Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch