Sunday, October 28, 2012

Personal Christmas.


The main photo today is of one of the Christmas cards I am making for Hubby and I to use this year. Hubby thinks christmas cards are totally un-necessary, but obviously I don't agree...I love sending cards :)

I am really pleased at how well it turned out. Fortunately, choosing this design meant that I had to purchase new toys :) I bought a Sizzix snowflake folder and stamp and a Woodware snowflake punch.

The idea came from this one that I saw on Pink Petticoat.


I decided that embossing the background and applying ink using a brayer would be more fun. The snowflakes looked a bit flat, so I painted them with a thin layer of glitter paint, to give them a slight shimmer. Instead of using red string, I went for a red button, which adds colour to the card.

Overall I think it's worked well, so I decided it would make a great challenge blog entry - no.95 on the DYSU blog, that wanted wet or dry embossing is the perfect one to enter. And that's exactly what I did :)

This is my first challenge entry in quite a while...I miss it, but I don't have enough time right now..

Cx

5 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, lovely frosty designs!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  2. Love the effect of the folder and the layered punch-out with the button. Good stuff!

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  3. This is so pretty and elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  4. Um excuse me, this is all lovely and all but I want the family portrait card please!!
    (I finally updated my reader so hopefully your updates come through) xx Jade

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