Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Recipe Christmas Card Series #2

Fill your Christmas Card Box - Pt 2

As I am on a mission to get my Christmas cards made earlier this year and not be chasing my tail in December I have been making myself duplicates and I am intending to create cards that will be easy to post trying to keep costs down.


Ingredients
Distress inks - weathered wood, stormy sky, ground espresso, iced spruce
Archival ink - potting dsoil
Embossing powder -  weathered white antiquities
Stamp sets - mini holidays, handwritten holidays 2, christmas magic
Dies - movers & shapers oval
Miscellaneous - ivory stamping card, kraft card. hessian, jute ribbon, tim holtz mini star punch, glitter card

Method
Cut craft card to size, stamp and white emboss.

Cut pennant and mono print the stars mask with the blue dostress inks and dry. Lay the mask back over the stars and blend the groud espresso lightly over them in plaves, mist with water, remove the maask and dry.


Create the sentiment by stamping some card for the background and diecut the ovals. Then stamp the sentiment over the top.


I made three of these at the same time and for a morning's work designing as well as making it helped to increase the numbers in my Christmas card box.


If you use this card for inspiration please link to me and let me know where I can come and see it.



Happy Christmas card making.

hugs Brenda xxx

15 comments:

Redanne said...

Lovely cards Brenda, I like the addition of the hessian, it adds a little dimension without being too bulky. You put me to shame, I really need to make a start on some Christmas cards! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful holiday card Brenda! I love the little touches of colour amid the neutral tones and the flat design makes it so perfect for mailing to friends and family. I am so far behind this year, I should take your lead and do them three at a time!! It's great to see your work again after my long absence, I hope all has been well with you these last few months. See you again soon, hugs :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Love the vintage look of these cards and they are flat for mailing.

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful xx

Lys Scrap said...

I love these vivid stars in their different shapes and soft colours. Great work for mailing Christmas cards!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely cards !
Corrie x

A Pink said...

More beautiful chrimbo cards! Brenda You really are on a role and love how you are crreating them induplicate . Love the colour combo of these and the hints of sparkle and texture are wonderful . x

sally said...

Very nicely on traditional!

Sally

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card design, i'm sure many of us are thinking about postage costs.
Yvonne xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Speechless! I love everything in this card! neutral color and light blue works so well together! wonderful result! Barbarayaya

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, lovely layers and colours, love the monoprinting! Deb xo

Anita Houston said...

A simple and elegant look with mounds of technique goodness! Beautiful cards!

Terry said...

What a great idea, Brenda! I love the recipe and the overall design and I sure hope I will get motivated to start a nice little collection! Love these! Hugs and Happy Weekend!

Theresa said...

Hi Brenda, I did make my version of this card. I really like it. I will post pics of my Christmas cards on both my facebook page and pinterest board after I mail them. I always add a comment to my original pin of your work saying I made my version from your inspiration and then I go back and comment on the original blog post from the creator. Just a habit I got into because I thought you would like to know that people really do get inspired by your work. I pin from your posts a lot. thanks as always for sharing.

butterfly said...

Oh dear - I missed a whole bunch of Christmas inspiration - just been having a quick scroll. I love these with the white on kraft, simple but brilliant design and touch of burlap texture. Fantastic!
Alison xx