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Hi there, my name is Marcia, I am happy to meet you and share my craft makes and ideas with you. I hope you enjoy looking. Please feel free to join my blog and leave me comments, especially if they are helpful ones! I love to learn new craft techniques and am more than happy to share the ones I have found. Thank you for looking.....

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Christmas Cardmaking Has Started!!

Hello friends, well haven't blogged for a while as time just seems to be flying by!  Have had a few ideas for Christmas cards going round in my head for a while now, but have decided on this one to be mailed out to people.  With the exorbitant cost of postage, and a maximum thickness of 5mm, I wanted to make something that looked good, but wouldn't take me into the next price bracket - a tough one!  Anyway, I settled on this card, made from snowfall acetate, inked in ballet blue from SU and glittered here and there.  The holly on the front is from the new Tim Holtz die I purchased recently.  Hope everyone likes them!

 So with the posting ones out of the way, it was time to play!  I wanted to make a wreath style so the Tim Holtz holly die was perfect for this.  I used the SU  Holiday Ornaments dies and cherry cobbler  coredinations card for the baubles (still waiting for the stamps that go with the dies)!! After running the baubles through an embossing folder, then sanding them back I was aware they needed something else! Being me, it had to be glitter!, so with the help of a quickie glue pen, the baubles were transformed!! The holly leaves lacked the veins, so these were drawn on with a promarker, I think I will probably change that next time.  Edges were inked with lucky limeade. I think I will make a good few of these in various formats, I try never to make cards the same, and there is always room for improvement and different ideas!!

1 comment:

  1. was impressed when I saw the first one the other day when we did some crafting together - but I LOVE the second one - so effective and festive. I might borrow that idea too.

    I bought some acetate with snow on it on eBay - been using an embossed village scene with the acetate overlay. Only prob I have is that the card stock I am using doesn't seem to like being embossed - its distorts. Suggestions for What I should be using appreciated xx