Monday, December 21, 2009
I don't normally do cute, it's just not my style. That said, I am having great fun doing cards for my granddaughter. Given she is under 3, cute it has to be. I also enjoy using my cutter for cards for her. This card features her favourite red guy, and no, it's not Santa. The tree is a KNK file shared on Sandy's blog here , done by Bryan and Cara. The font for the greeting is hiccups.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
These angels are from Oxford Impressions, currently unavailable. I love the musical angels, they always bring to mind the phrase " Glory to God in the highest". Wishing you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas.
Continuing with the various art representations of the Madonna and child images, these cards are done with stamps from Oxford Impressions which are currently unavailable. I used alcohol inks on gold mirror cardstock which had been embossed with a cuttlebug folder for the Madonna and children image. The Silent Night word stamp from Wordsworth on the first card is embossed with gold detail embossing powder. All other background stamps are Oxford Impressions.
Also, please check out Suzanne's blog, or the Oxford Impressions site. She is having a Christmas card contest with many stamps to be won.
Edited for picture.
Friday, December 18, 2009
These images are from the Blessed Are plate of stamps from the Stampsmith. I am fascinated by the different art interpretations of the Madonna and child image and in the case of the first picture, of Joseph. These stamps make wonderful cards for friends of faith. All are stamped with Memories black on glossy cardstock, and coloured with water based markers used as paint. The metallic background for the blue madonna was done using a gold paper, run through a cuttlebug folder and coloured with alcohol inks. I like to keep these fairly simple, with few embellishments to make the main image pop. It also makes them easier to mail.
Supplies used - Stampsmith stamps, cuttlebug folder, wizard, distress inks, alcohol inks, various cardstocks and fancy papers
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It's always a bit more difficult to design a card that is for many individuals, both male and female. Fortunately the thanks card was for people who assisted in a Christmas project so I could use holiday colours. The word is done on my KNK digital die cutter using an erasable pen, so that I could emboss the image with gold detail embossing powder. I used a stardust pen to fill in the letters. The thanks phrase and the white card base are edged with gold brilliance ink. The label layers are gold and silver, as the background paper has gold and silver glitter in it. Then came the fun of trying to photograph it. Metal papers are notorious for causing reflections that are distracting, but hopefully the picture gives you a good idea of the effect.
Supplies used: White cardstock, gold and silver metallic papers, KNK, font PassionsConflictRob, gold embossing powder, stardust pen, ribbon, brad, Prima poinsettia, japanese paper