Monday 30 October 2017

Five Christmas Cards One Post

 Four cards are the same style just different coloured snowflakes. 

This first card is my pride and joy in this post. I love how it turned out. 
A tag on kraft card stock using all the little stamps in a stamp set from MFT, coloured 
with pencils and highlighted with a bit of white pencil.

Used a stitched tag die (sorry cant think of where from,
 and the 'Joyeux Noel' from Stamplorations.

I added a piece of string to the hole I poked through the top of the tag.
Then attached the 'Joyeux Noel' with glue.

The pattern paper comes from a pad of Christmas papers and has a gloss to it
with lots of xxxxxxx across it.

The rest of these cards are all the same. I have used a white card base.

Cut a Wonky Stitched square out of each then added
a large snowflake that I have doubled up so that when they spin
they are the same back and front.

I have attached this photo because I wanted to show you here where I have actually cut out a white snowflake, added VersaMark ink then Gold Embossing power and heat embossed, front and back twice to achieve this wonderful smooth look on this snowflake. This was the snowflake used for the Merry Christmas card.

I have attached with some fine silver thread I had on hand.

I also had some fine pink foil which was a bit fiddly as it was so
fine but it worked out in the end.

The sentiments were all cut from mirror card in different colours.

This last snowflake was cut from white fine glitter paper and was
another that was fiddly to put together but looks brilliant

The photos don't do justice to these cards but I have to say I was very please with then
end results. I have had the snowflake dies (there are three in the set) for so long I cant
remember the brand sorry. If anyone can remind me I will update the post.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Joyeux Noel tag on Card

Merry Christmas

Joyeux Noel tag on card base

Joyeux Noel tag on card base

Merry Christmas Card


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Aileen, I am amazed by your gorgeous snowflake cards! Heat embossing them on both sides is brilliant since they hang and spin from that fine silver thread. Just having the sentiment below is more than enough, to allow the beauty of these snowflakes to take the spotlight. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Viv said...

Adore these snowflake card Aileen!

I Card Everyone said...

What a wonderful way to build your Christmas card stash, Aileen! And they spin, right?

libbystamps said...

What a lovely card! Great window with the spinner! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday for our Christmas challenge!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful snowflake cards on our Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. Loved them.

Bobby said...

Your snowflake spinners are glorious, Aileen, but I am enthralled with the tag and all the little images. I have that set and never thought to do this but I've pinned your card as a reminder. Your coloring is magnificent on them.

Ruth said...

Oh wow I love your snowflake spinners. They look so smooth too with the Heat embossing on it. Nice to see you doing some fab crafting again. Xx

Tracy Freeman said...

You have been busy, some really gorgeous cards, love those spinners.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Lady Joyful said...

Really fabulous collection of Christmas cards. I love those fun spinners! So pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Cara said...

Wow, a stunning set of cards and I agree your first card is stunning x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Aileen what a fantastic selection of festive creations you have been busy and they are all absolutely gorgeous
lorraine x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

These cards are AM-AZE-ING! I love your tag, such pretty images and colouring and your star cards area "real" stars, love the stitched borders and how you have created each star, Beautiful.
Thank you so much for your lovely visit, I much appreciate it. I had a visit around your blog too, Fabulous work.