Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Crafty Individuals - Christmas Cards

I would like to share some Christmas cards I have made using the new
Crafty Individuals Christmas Reindeer stamp - CI-358.
Jean shared them on the CI blog some time ago.



This first one used DP from the CI Background Papers Book 2 Christmas pad.

The image was stamped with coffee archival onto a dusky pink card then I used some distress markers and a water pen to colour the trees and flourishes then I used the picket fence DM and water brush for the deer. Tissue paper was covered (on the back) with broken china distress stain and some of the distressed edges of the mounts were inked with walnut stain and stickles.



This second card is very simple. Again I painted the deer and antlers with DMs and a water brush and added picket fence over the top to give that cool glow.



More distress marker painting, then layered up with collage pieces to complete. The writing was added by stamping onto tissue paper and adhering to the DP. I used a CI stamp for the clock and added real watch hands to it.






I hope your week is going well and you are getting some creative time for yourself.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox


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30 comments:

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous I love the image and the layouts are beautiful. I love the different designs and the colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your Christmas cards Brenda.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

Hello Brenda.
Isn't amazing how one can create such a different feel for a card just by changing the colour palette, even though it has the same dominant element.
All the cards are gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Ephemera said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, so beautiful, That stamp is gorgeous. Hope you're having a great holiday. xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic set of cards, all so different. The stamp is a beauty.
Yvonne x

Karin said...

fabulous cards, love all of them!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic pieces!

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda. I had a look at the site and they do have some lovely stamps...have to keep that in mind. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Joyce xx

butterfly said...

Well, obviously I love the blue+browns, but to my surprise it's that first one, the coffee+rose+turquoise which has absolutely captured me... guess that's maybe my current turquoise thing! Absolutely lovely variations with this great stamp (which I won recently, but managed to leave at home, even though I really meant to bring it and play the CI challenge this month - bah!). Lovely inspiration here for when I get home though... thank you!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda,

Lucy x

Gio said...

So lovely Brenda. My fave is the first one, perfect!

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous cards, I love that image andbhow you have used it in such different and beautiful ways! Trace x

Netty said...

Terrific selection of cards Brenda, hope you are having a great holiday, x

Sue said...

These cards are gorgeous Brenda I love the layout on everyone huggles hun xxx

Buttons said...

Boy you have put this stamp through its paces! Absolutely love each of these versions. Hugs, Buttons x

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Amazing how the colour influences the tone of the card. Beautiful stamp - love all your designs. Hope the sun is beaming on you - you lucky duck! Nicola x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda you've created wonderful cards, the reindeer turns out great.

Anita Houston said...

beautiful! I love the reindeer stamp...gorgeous antler! Love your torn layers!

catherine said...

Wow Brenda this looks a fantastic stamp and you have created some wonderful projects with it
x catherine

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

It's true, the reindeer stamp is really beautiful. All your cards are amazing and festive.

lynne said...

A beautiful collection Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

trisha too said...

Brenda, these are gorgeous! You are almost making me want to make cards this year, and that is quite an accomplishment.

:-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just lovely Brenda!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing Shaz in Oz.x

nefertiti said...

All projects are wonderful Brenda with great colours!bizz

Marjie Kemper said...

Love these! So many beautiful layers and gorgeous colors. Really love all the embellies as well.

Sophie said...

Herrliche wunderschöne Winterkarten.
Ganz bezaubernd coloriert.
Ich liebe deinen Stil.

xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love this Reindeer stamp Brenda, and you have created some beautiful cards with it - all of them different, all of them stunning!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Terry said...

Oh I am loving these sweet little deers! What a fabulous collection of cards and great layers! Hope you are doing well and having fun! Hugs!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the colours and the image is amazing
Lindsay xx

Junibears said...

Such wonderful cards Brenda. I've made ne'er a one this year....sigh...
Did you enjoy your little break? i hope it did you good. xx