Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Something totally different from me....

Hi Susan here...

Yes I know, it's more Christmas cards, but in a totally different style, especially for me.
I am not one normally to make simplistic cards, simple and clean is a very hard concept for me to follow, but I had a brainwave for these cards and so I thought I would show you what I came up with.

The card itself is made using a beautiful textured card from Paper Mill Direct. This is really good quality card, love using their card stock.
The snowflake trim is from an edge die from Tim Holtz, I cut it out of a piece of 6x6 scrapbooking paper with snowflakes in relief all over it, if you look closely you can see them, it was calling out to be used for this. The colour was just right for what I wanted and it had a white haze all over it so it looked really magical. I added stickles to the edges of the snowflakes to add a bit of sparkle.
The cute little stockings are a stamp from Molly Bloom, it was a freebie on the front of a magazine, I stamped the image three times and coloured them with promarkers, I then added stickles here and there and cut out one of the stamped images completely, on top of this layer I cut out two more layers of just the stockings and layered them up 3D.
The Noel was cut out using a die from Tim Holtz and some fabulous ridged card from Paper Mill Direct in a bright red.
Not overly simplistic I know, I could have left out the stockings but well they wanted to be on this card!! I know looking at the card now, it would have looked just as effective without the stockings, and at a later date I may remake the card leaving these off I think, but hey I still like the look of the card.

My next card was a real inspiration...

This one has been made using a backing card in Kraft from Paper Mill Direct which has a ridged effect.

I cut a piece of red ribbed card from Paper Mill Direct that I had left over from the card above, then tore the bottom edge .
The plain white card on the top I stamped with a text stamp and tore the bottom edge so that the two just fitted into each other nicely.

I cut out using a die the gorgeous snowflake and added some stickles to make it sparkle.
The letters are cut out using a die from Tim Holtz using the red ribbed card.
The ribbon is from our local market.

Well what do you think, different for me, but I am so pleased with them. I am definitely going to make some more in this vein, but maybe not just yet even though they were super quick to make!!

Thanks for taking the time to look and for your fabulous comments
Love and hugs
Susan xxx


  1. °They are so pretty! I like them very much.
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  3. Oh my, you've been busy! Love, love, love the red/kraft card.....just favourite colours for Christmas!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Hi Susan wow these are gorgeous, love the snowflake border , fabulous detail.

    Hugs Julie xx

  5. Hello Susan. Oh how fabulous, and sometimes quick and easy is what is required. They are both beautiful and very effective.
    Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  6. Wow, they are so beautiful and elegant! I like them both but the second one is the one I fell in love!

  7. Beautiful cards--love the simple touch! love the snowflakes border and the hanging stockings on the first card and the red and white colours with the kraft on the second.


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