Today I made two Christmas cards using images from The Snowman cd by Crafters Companion. I printed them and cut out the decoupage a couple of weeks ago but got sidetracked stamping and colouring so this morning I decided to make a concentrated effort to make at least two Snowman cards. I have made both cards using the same image, but two different cards. Usually once I get myself a "formula" I tend to repeat it each time I use the same image but as it's only August and I am not in a panic about making Christmas cards ......
Both cards are A5 in size and both base cards are made from Centura Pearl. Here is the first one
The backing paper for this card is printed onto Centura Pearl paper and the frame for the main image was cut using a "Go Kreate" die - the die is actually for making a shaped card so does not completely cut along one edge. This gave me the idea of cutting that edge off straight and then cutting an additional piece which butts rights up to it and acts as the stopper. I inked lightly around the edge of both pieces with Tim Holtz distress ink in broken china.
The second card is landscape orientation but instead of making a tent fold card, this one is a side fold card, which I much prefer. Here it is
On this card I have also used coredinations card to frame the main image and coredinations whitewash for the embossed panel. I used the Spellbinders impressability snowflakes for this, but debossed it so that when I sanded it back the snowflakes remain in white. The "poinsettas" and central panel are made from Spellbinders dies.
And of course no snowy card would be complete without a sprinkling of Spray and Sparkle iridescent.
Hope you like my new cards. Thank you for calling in.