Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

Now that I think most have received them I can now post these up. This year I used the ornament punch again but did something totally different. Here is my card from last year where I did an easel card. This year I decided to use some of our new products including the new shimmer paints and the new lattice embossing folder. I have also used some of the new wide striped grosgrain ribbon, the new scallop trim border punch and the new antique brads. This year's card was inspired by this one here using the 'inlaid technique' I think it's called. Not sure if you can tell from the pic but I have used the shimmer paints to create a glittered background (oh gotta luv glitter at Christmas time hey). To create this glitter look, you mix a couple of drops of the shimmer paint (I used the champagne one on the this card) with some Isocol rubbing alcohol (you can find this green bottle in the medical section in the supermarket) in a mist bottle or spray bottle (I get mine from Howards Storage World or you could use an old Stampin' Mist bottle) then shake it up and spray on to your cardstock and let it dry (doesn't take long).

Friday, December 17, 2010

Desk Set

This project has come from the enormously talented Jenny Moors. I purchased the tutorial from her and made one as per her colour choice and loved it so much I made another one in a different colour scheme for a close friend who loved it! I will definitely be making more of these. It contains a set of three cards with matching envelopes. Visit her blog for plenty of inspiration. Her tutorials are listed down the righthand side of her blog and are very afordable and easy to follow.
I have another idea for this so stay tuned for more next week in another colour combo.
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