Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shaker Easel card

I started by creating an easel card base from white card stock.  I layered the front and inside with blue card stock and patterned paper from a Pebbles Inc. Snow Fun 4x6 pad, which were stitched together with a sewing machine.  I printed the window image on brown card stock and the winter tree on white.  I cut out the window image and coloured the winter tree image using Lyra artist pencils adding in some fluffy white clouds.  I added some acetate to the window panes, then a double layer of foam adhesive around the window frame.  I added a little bit of decorative sand in the middle before adhering the winter tree image to the back.  I also added a little bit of glitter to the the corners of some of the window panes fro a frosty effect.   I then adhered this to a decorative mat I cut using a Spellbinders Labels 17 and Pebbles Inc. paper and adhered it to the top of the easel card.  I then cut some decorative elements from blue card stock and the Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies.  I added a few jewels to the to the top.  I then printed out the gift tag in dark blue, attached it with some blue embroidery floss tied in a bow and added some little silver bells, and a snowflake made from two die cuts, and some glitter.
For the inside I printed the let it snow sentiment in light blue and matted it in light blue.  I then placed it on top of a dark blue card stock pendant with a narrower light blue version just underneath using foam adhesive.  I centered this on the inside and used it to keep the easel propped up.  Lastly I added a few jewels along the top of the dark blue pendant.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Let it Snow

I love this advent colour combo for Christmas cards.  I started with a 8 1/2x4 1/4" white card base.  I added glitter to the edge of the card front.  I then took a scrap piece of card stock and wrapped it in metallic blue gift wrap and adhered it onto the card front. I added a strip of purple glitter card stock, and purple and clear jewel border.  I printed the let it snow digi image 3 times in a blue colour, went over it with a glue pen and blue glitter.  I added them to the front of the card using foam adhesive.  I kept it clean and simple with all that bling going on because I felt it would have been a little over the top if I had a lot of detail and layers along with the the eye catching bling factor.