Christmas Wreath Cards
I know that Christmas has passed, and I am sure for some of you now a distant memory as plans for Hogmanay are well under way. However, I still have some Christmas cards to share. These were made using stamps from Card-io who provide a large number of small stamps which can be used for many an occasion. The stamps were inked with browns, reds and greens from Stampin’ Up and layered on cardstock to make these two wreath christmas cards. The sentiment was stamped from Lili of the Valley
It shows how different a card can look when the background layers are put down the opposite way.
Chef of Happiness
I just want to share this card with you which I made for a work colleague who is moving on to pastures new. I made the chef and cooking utensils using a set of MFT stamps Recipe for Happiness. This is the first time that I have used any of their stamps and found them so crisp and easy to use. The beer bottles set – Last Orders were bought from set from Card-io, all cut out and mounted onto the card. The star was made using the Tonic star set whilst the greeting is a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.
Hope you like it as I had lots of fun doing it and will definitely be buying more MFT stamp sets and co-ordinating dies.
I would also like to enter the card into the Seven Hills monthly craft challenge for September – Spotlight.
I want to share a card with you that I had made for my husbands birthday today. The technique had been inspired by some Christmas Cards I had found on Pinterest made using watercolour painting.
Having never really done any painting (except at school) I looked on YouTube and found that I was fascinated by some of the videos showing how it was done. It was amazing to see pictures emerging by just using different brushes and paints.
Not really being an artist I made a few splodges on ARCHES Cold Pressed watercolour paper using my Stampin’ Up Inkpads. When the paper was dry, I cut into a square, made an outline frame using Spellbinder square dies with cream card, then used some Card-io stamps to stamp some branches and leaves to frame the picture. The Golfer was then cut out using Joanna Sheene golfer die, coloured in and glued on the front.
Hope you like it.
Forever My Always
One of my favourite stamps at the moment is the Forever My Always made by Stamping Bella. As a couple of oldies dancing away together, I thought that these are the perfect couple to use for a retirement card that I wanted to make for a couple of friends who were retiring when they sold the business that they owned – The Station Hotel in Carnoustie.
This had been made using one of my favourite techniques, inking the background, but masking the area that the couple were going to be placed. Stamping and colouring in the couple, they were cut out and stuck on to the card. The branches were Card-io stamps, with the little flowers stamped to fill in. I thought that it would look perfect that the couple having sold the business were dancing away in the sunset.
This is the result which I hope you like.
Card-io Golfer Birthday card
Today was one of those days that started off full of promise. Sun was shining, it was warm and there was no wind. (Always a problem in Carnoustie). Now the clouds have come over and the wind has picked up. So what can I do? Well best thing was to make a birthday card for my husband who is golfing mad. Using some of the Card-io stamps bought at a craft fair, I thought I could try the technique I watched them demonstrating. And tada – the card was made. I hope you like it.