Saturday 21 November 2015

Snowflake Joy Recipe Christmas Card Series #3

Fill your Christmas Card Box - Pt 3

Three more cards for the Christmas box using designer paper and a few simple embellishments to create a sweet but quick card. The focus for this one was using older dies and stamps and a paper pad to have a ready made background.

Paper pack - Trimcraft Silent Night
Dies - spellbinders rectangles and ornate trim, movers and shapers oval, snowflake.
Stamps - Framelits Holiday Joy, Letter to Santa
Distress inks - ground espresso, bundled sage
Archival ink - watering can

Cut background card and belly band border ink edges with ground espresso. Cut oval stamp with greenery and joy
Die-cut frame, ornate trim and snowflake from gold card .....

.... and assemble. I used small foam pads on the frame and thicker ones on the joy oval to create dimension and interest. I even experimented with turning the card on the side, it worked well although I couldn't fit the ornate trim on.

Some of my close friends are not into the vintage, grungy styles I like and this was a refreshing change to make for them. Three more for the box and minimum postage - yay. 

I hope you are enjoying the quick card series, please let me know if you use any as inspiration.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx


Theresa said...

Brenda, I don't know how you thought of combining the different dies to make these recipe cards, but they sure turned out gorgeous. thanks as always for sharing.

Pamellia said...

Wow Brenda, these are just stunning! Simple, yet elegant! That gold is such a wonderful festive accent. hugs :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely elegant cards, love the touches of gold. Tracy x

Nicole Wright Designs said...

Love your cards Brenda! So pretty :)

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Brenda. Love them. Hugs Rita xxxx

experiments in paper said...

So lovely, Brenda! The vintage look with the gold is so elegant, and I love how much detail you've achieved despite the unfussy approach! The recipients will be delighted with your lovely cards, all of which here and previous posts are fabulous. xxx Lynn

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So elegant and the gold!

Unknown said...

What beautiful cards. I love the elegance of the colors and that they are not to frufru - just really lovely and appealing to me. Thanks bunches for sharing your creativity Brenda. j.

Deb said...

Love the gold accents Brenda and the belly band and frame really focus the eye on your lovely sentiment. Your Christmas card box must be full to bursting now! Deb xo