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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Snowy Christmas Trees (posted by Judith)

Hi folks, for those of you that like to make batch cards at Christmas, I have a set of samples that I'd like to show you today.

I made a set of masterboards, using a couple of snowflakes from the Damask Reindeer stamp set, which I embossed with white embossing powder over two thirds of each piece of white card. I then stamped the chosen colours of Distress Ink directly onto my craft mat and spritzed them with water, ensuring that I had at least covered an A4 area with colour. I laid my card face down onto the mat to pick the colour up, and patted it around a few times, until I had covered the card with colour, then set it aside to dry.

Once the card was dry, I took a piece of Cut 'N ' Dry foam, and one of the colours of Distress ink, and just blended over each snowflake. This really makes the snowflakes pop. I cut two ovals from the end of card that was free from embossing, and stamped one of the tree images in dark brown ink onto each oval. I left this to dry completely. I then stamped the tree again with Versamark, offsetting it slightly, and embossed it with white embossing powder. It then looks like the tree is covered with snow. The clear stamps are so useful for this, as you can line them up exactly, then just shift them a fraction, to get the snow effect.

From the remaining card section, I cut a large tag shape, and a strip of card 6 cms wide. I matted each oval onto a frilly oval shape that toned with the ink colours, and then placed them onto the cards and tags. I stamped a sentiment from the Warm Christmas Greeting set onto each card, using one of the Distress Ink colours that I had used on the background.

The ribbons that I have used are also available from the Chocolate Baroque website.
Keep checking back for more inspiration from my Design Team mates coming soon, thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


8 comments:

  1. O these are so dreamy, lovely work
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  2. This looks quite superb & a lovely way of making a whole selection of slightly different cards but based on the same principle. Love the way those ribbons just pick out the background & how brightly the snowflakes are revealed.
    Paula (PEP)

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  3. Gorgeous, those snowy trees are wonderful.

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  4. These are beautiful Judith I love how you have off set the trees to make them snowy
    The ribbons on the tags work perfectly with your background colours too

    Jackie x

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  5. Traumhaft, wunderschön...

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