Monday, 26 October 2015

Evergreen for Country View Crafts


It's my turn to share a project on the Country View Project Blog and I have been making Christmas cards. This is a really easy one to make but still has technique and colour and I have left it flat so that it can post easily.

Here's a couple of sneak peeks to tempt you over to see more details if you are interested.





Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx



Update - copied over from CVC

Good morning crafters, Brenda here to share my latest Christmas card with you. Now it's been designed it doesn't take too long to make and I think I will try it again using different background colours. In real life the background on this card is a bluey green whereas this looks very yellow - obviously the light conditions have affected the photography.
Anyway to make a start take the green distress inks, smoosh them on your craft mat and spritz with water until you see small droplets form.
 Press your card into it and dry with a heat gun, repeating these two steps several times until you have this lovely mottled effect.
Die-cut the tree and flick watery picket fence distress paint over to look lie snow. Ink the edges with ground espresso.

Die-cut the mini reindeer from greyboard, ink and cover with glitter.
Stamp the background card using distress paint, then blend complimentary or contrasting inks over, then use a damp babywipe to remove it from the distress painted parts.

Assemble the pieces and complete the card with some glitter stars and a script word.
My Christmas card box is happily increasing in numbers - what about yours? If you are like me you try to keep costs down when sending cards through the post and this will go as normal letter post, so couldn't be better eh?


Thanks for stopping by today. All the main supplies I used are listed below and with just one click you can be transported to the Country View Crafts shop.

10 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love that it is flat for mailing.

rachel said...

awesome work brenda. love it xx

Joi at RR said...

FABULOUS - looks rather "primitive" to me - which I love. Lovely Brenda! j.

Jan Hill said...

Love the cute deer x

Sara Barker said...

Been to CVC, and saw this beauty up close! Ilove it! And big round of applause to you for an early start to your Christmas greetings! Hugs!

Redanne said...

Oh well done for getting a head start on your Christmas cards, I have been over and this is simply beautiful Brenda! Hugs, Anne xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So pretty, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

butterfly said...

Cute glittery deer - off to see more xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the colours! Chrisx

jasann said...

Just love this Brenda, it is so lovely!!! thanks for the inspiration!!!