Friday, 9 October 2015

Christmas Double Days

Hi bloggers!  Two similar sort of cards today, both with snowflake themes.  For the first card, I cut four of the Snowflake Border in coconut white card.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and laid the borders down across the card.  They slightly overlapped in sections.  I coated the remaining exposed sticky area with Iced Snow for a frosty feel to the background.  I stamped my sentiment with a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in silver.  I cut it out with the Pierced Flags die set and backed it with a sky blue mat.  I tied a double bow with the satin edged organza in a matching blue and added a Classic Poinsettia cut out of silver card.  The card was completed with a white pierced mat, a blue mat and another white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  Scroll down for card number two.

Card number two also uses the Snowflake border die but in a different way.  I cut four of them in Sky Blue card.  I glued each one to a strip of silver pearl card.  I mitred each of the pieces so that I was able to form a frame with them, using the bottom edge of the die as the frame for my aperture.  I mounted it up on foam for dimension.  In the centre of the aperture, I cut the Snowflake die in white, sky blue and silver pearl card and layered up the pieces and glued it into the opening.  I finished the card with a white pierced mat, a thin silver pearl and a thin sky blue mat and finished with a final white mat.  The finished dimensions are
8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  I hope you liked the blue and silver theme for either of my snowflake cards!  All for now, Sue x

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Flying Santa Card

Hello there crafters!  Here's a fun way to use acetate with your cards as well as a create a subtle look for your backgrounds as well.  I hope you have a few minutes to give it a watch!

 The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now,  Sue x
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wednesday Card Giveaway

Hello my crafty friends!  Here's another card from my recent Hochanda  Festive shows which is  on offer today.  If you would like a chance to win this one, just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  I started by cutting the Frosty Mini Background out of white card.  I used the oval from the Lattice Snowflake set to cut an aperture in the centre. I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.   I made a frame to go around the aperture by using the outer ovals from the Peeking Snowflake and the Lattice Snowflake set.  I mounted it with foam to raise it over the aperture.  Next I embossed a piece of Blue Dusk card using the Frosted Stripes embossing folder.  I mounted it behind my aperture.  I cut two of the Peace On Earth die, one in white and one in black.  I nipped away the "on Earth" part on both, leaving just the word "Peace."  I offset the black on behind the white one to create a shadow and mounted it in the centre of the aperture.  I cut several of the Classic Poinsettias in white, sprayed them with glue and coated them with Diamond Sprinkles.  I assembled them by offsetting two per flower and then adding a Black Dazzler in the centres.  I seated the larger flower on some white tulle and Bakers Twine in the lower right corner.  The smaller two flowers were attached in the opposite corner.  The finishing mats were added in my usual manner.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.   I will announce the winner on Saturday's blog post.  All for now, Sue x

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Metallic Enchanted Forest Card

Hi Crafters!  This card is a really great card for those of you that do batch Christmas cards.  It is ever so easy and quite spectacular when finished, a winning combination!

Just wanted to mention that Julia Watts is doing the One Day Special on Hochanda tonight with a launch at 8pm.  She will have shows at 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday and more great demos to show you too!  I hope you can tune in to watch!

The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Monday, 5 October 2015

You're Amazing

 Hi bloggers!  Today's card offering is one that I did for a new magazine article for Die Cutting Essentials, issue 4 (now available).  I thought I would post it here in case you didn't see it!  I started by embossing a piece of milk card with the Checkerboard Pinpoint embossing folder for a bit of texture to my background.  Next I cut four of the Arched Lattice Adornment out of milk card.  I glued two of the to the top and bottom centres of the card.  I cut a square of blush card and glued the remaining two of them so that the flat edges came together in the centre.  I mounted it in the centre of the card with the seams going down the very centre of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the centre of the Canadian tag and used some Tattered Rose distress ink to shade it while still in the die.  I cut a Canadian tag out of milk card to seat it upon.  I added a double row of cream pearls down both sides of the card as an embellishments.  Finally, I cut a Greek Island Border out of milk card and inked it with both Antique Linen and Tattered Rose and cut it in half and added each piece diagonally across the card, tucking the ends under the tag.  I added a milk pierced mat, a thin blush mat layer and another milk mat.  The finished size is 7" x  8 3/4".  All for now, Sue x

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