Christmas Cards .
Hi there , here are a few Christmas Cards that I made , and then decided to show them on my blog .
They are all made the same way despite the fact that they all look different.
On a piece of either white or black card approximately 61/2 by 41/2 inches I created a coloured area by dabbing Distress Oxides through a paper aperture , either rectangular or circular . To make this , draw the shape onto paper and then cut out the aperture. Instead of trying for a neat line I made the edges of the shapes irregular . Much easier than keeping perfectly to the line !
This can be placed over the card and used as a stencil . I've blended several different colours within the area , any of the blues , greens or purples will work .
After the coloured area was dry I stamped the images with either archival black ink , or where I have used embossing powder I have used an Embossing ink .
I then mounted the decorated card on silver or black card and then onto a card blank .
The words were embossed onto a small piece of card then mounted onto contrasting card before attaching to the card with foam pads .
These don't take long to make and look nice so I hope they help if you need to make last minute cards .
Creative Expressions products I used :-
Creative Expressions Clear Stamps -:
Winter Scene, Snowflake Kisses, Winter Wonderland and Festive Traditions.
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder, True White and Silver Shine .
Foundations Card , Black and Coconut White .
Foundations Pearl Card , Steel.
Various Distress Oxides.
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