Sunday, December 12, 2010

more crackers and cards

So here are the all the colours made so far, as promised, original tutorial found here.

...and some more Christmas cards to show you!

I am making one more embossed design this Christmas, so only one more Christmas to show in next couple of days and then I can start thinking of other themes, and in the meantime these are the last of the more elaborate ones:

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a robin, and this one is a cute stamp from Inkadinkadoo. I used a cuttlebug border to emboss the berries and branches and a Martha Stewart corner border combo punch set for the top; coloured with twinkling H2O's and stickles added to make some sparkle.

Gold never photographs or scans well so apologies for the photos, the colour scheme was brown gold red and cream.
... and a side on view to show the layering with foam pads and apertures cut with nestabilities.

this next card is a real cutie!
The stamp is from Serendipity Stamps Inc and the number 1128qcl Seal.
There was minimal colouring in this one, as the stamp just says it all!
The lacey circles and centre diamond shaped die cuts are from Nestabilities dies called Fleur de lys and lacey squares.
The paper is from Craft creations found here (snowflakes on white)

and here is a close-up, so you can see I added lots and lots of stickles!!

The next card is a forever friends one and I still love using these images, especially the Christmas ones.

I used two cuttlebug embossing folders in this one, the holly one for the background and the bubble one to emboss the brown circle for the pudding.

to make the pudding:
  • cut a cream and brown circle the same size, and emboss the brown one.
  • draw custard drips on the cream one and cut out the 'topping' part, ink the edges with a pale biscuit colour and glitter it with stickles gold ice,
  • after which you can glue to the brown circle,
  • add holly leaves cut out of funky foam and gems or dew drops for the berries.

The last card is a Sarah Kay one, also make with a nestabilities die called Snowflake border, and the stamp is called Noel Joy.
the embossing is done with a cuttlebug folder, used twice on an A5 piece of card, and the image is also coloured with twinkling H2O's and glittered.

here is a close-up showing where I added stickles to the embossed frame as well.

1 comment:

  1. Jess your cards & crackers are so beautiful!!
    I am not one bit surprised that your workshops are so popular!