Hi Everyone, Anita back here on the blog with you today. Until the last couple of days I really have played heaps with my new Go Press and Foil machine from Couture Creations. I
really needed to start thinking of Christmas cards because I know some family and friends will want me to make some for them as well so I have been playing and really having fun.
Everything used in these two cards is from the new Ultimate Crafts range
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
Card 1 - Merry Christmas
I really love using white and gold together so for Christmas I just had to do it.
This card I made using a 5x7" card base.
To start I embossed a piece of cardstock measuring 1/4" smaller all around than the card base.
Next I took a gold ink pad a lightly dragged it across the face of the embossed cardstock so it only coloured the raised portion of the cardstock. I also inked around the edges with the gold ink.
Using the gorgeous Snowflake die from the collection I die cut one full set of dies + a second one of the chunkier of the three dies. I used the beautiful lined gold Mirror Board from Couture Creations.
There are so so many gorgeous hotfoil stamps with collections and a couple of really pretty sentiments. For this card I used the Merry Christmas sentiment which I foiled using the Matte Gold foil on to some white smooth card.
I then trimmed it down and snipped in the edges. I then backed the sentiment on to
some more of the lined gold Mirror Board.
All the components were now complete and I then constructed the card. To finish I added a few
pieces of bling from my personal stash to the centres of the snowflakes.
Card 2 - Season's Greetings
So, do you know the saying 'Blue and Green should not be seen', well it was big when I was a young one in the 1970's, well I say BAH HUMBUG!!!! I love them together and chose this
combination for my second card.
I got a little carried away making this card and forgot to take a photo of the embossing of the white cardstock with the gorgeous Snowflake embossing folder.
I die cut two of the Holly Branch die from the collection and I decided I wanted to foil it.
I used several layers of card 'shim' on my Go Press and Foil machine but the centre still didn't take the foil as much I would have liked as you can see below.
So, I decided to put some of the Turbo Glue Pen glue to the portions that didn't take and
waited until it became tacky.
Once the glue was tacky I then took some of the Blue Green foil and dabbed it over the glue.
Below is how it turned out..... I loved it!!
Next using the Season's Greeting Candle Hotfoil stamp I stamped three images with the
Blue Green foil.
Next I took my Chameleon Pens and coloured in my candles.
They came out pretty okay with the ombre effect. I have to say I haven't had many
chances to use them so hopefully this is the start of some fun colouring in. I then
fussy cut the three candles.
Next I hotfoiled the sentiment Season's Greetings and again as in card 1, snipped in each side. This time I inked around the edges of the sentiment.
Sorry guys, I forgot to take a photo of that, but I am sure you will be able to visualise it..... and
you get to see it up close below anyway :)
I then constructed the card, adding a little bit of green bling to some of the embossed
snowflakes on the card.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a great week
and find some to do something creative.
Until next time.
Ciao for now.