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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards (by Asha)

Good morning, friends! You've seen the December release stamps and must agree that they are delightful. I'm sure you are having great fun with them.

However, with the deadline to post Christmas cards fast approaching, I've got a few quick and easy festive cards to show you for those last minute makes. So join me as we flip through Chocolate Baroque's holiday archives and ink up stamps from Christmases past.

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First up is this colourful number showcasing an intricate image from the Peace On Earth A5 sheet released in September 2011. After heat embossing it in black, I blended Distress Inks for the background and added Stickles for some starry sparkle. The greeting is from the Warm Christmas Greetings clear sheet, heat embossed in white.



Next up is a super simple card, perfect for mass producing. This time I'm playing with the Pears and Baubles A4 sheet released in 2012.  The bauble is stamped in VersaFine Satin Red, fussy cut and adhered to the dry embossed the background. I dressed the bauble with Liquid Pearls and Stickles. The greeting is from the same sheet.



Our trip down memory lane ends with this enchanting A4 set called The Gift Of Christmas which was released in August 2012. It also happens to be my personal favourite and my very first set from Chocolate Baroque. The silhouette of the cat and dog looking up at the tree sums up Christmas at our home. I've kept it simple by heat embossing the image in black, lightly inking the background with Antique Linen and the tree with Distress Inks in shades of green. To finish I dressed, the tree with Liquid Pearls and Stickles, added a gold star and a red bow. The greeting is from A Child Is Born A4 sheet and the snowflakes are from Holly Bells A5 sheet.



There you have it - 3 surprisingly quick cards made extra special with embossing, Distress Inks and a little sparkle ... couldn't be simpler! I hope you'll some useful ideas from these for your own Christmas projects. Details of tools and products are available on my Blog.

In the meantime, the rest of the girls are having fun with punky sea creatures. Do drop in regularly to see what they've been up to.

Beijinhos,
Asha  

9 comments:

  1. Nice to see the 'old' designs again

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  2. Beautiful cards Asha, lovely quick makes, perfect for batches. Love the last one, the tone on tone background is lovely, and the splashes of red are fabulous. Judith xx

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  3. Beautiful cards, there is as much as possible with the beautiful stamps

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  4. Very nice cards. I especially like the Snowflake one.

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  5. What a super selection of quick cards that have that still have some added specialness. I love the way you have varied your rounding of corners in the first & last samples. My favourite is definitely the middle sample with the way your bauble's white accents contrast against the pale cream & the black matting. In your final sample the red accents coupled with the gold star make for a lovely eye-catching design - I just love that beautifully tied ribbon with the tails echoing those of the two animals.
    Paula (PEP)

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  6. These samples are relly pretty and easy to make, you inspire me!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  7. They're all lovely, I especially like the bauble :)

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  8. Three lovely and quick cards. The particularly like the inking behind the image on the first, the nice large red bauble with the touches of gold echoed in the ribbon and which makes a great centrepiece, on the second, and the lovely tree with the snowflakes inked on the background and the gorgeous red ribbon which matches in beautifully with the background layer on the third. x

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  9. No better thing than use stamps over and over again! Beautiful different style-cards!

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