Tuesday, 9 November 2010

E for Eve (Christmas Eve)

I've been trying to write up this post all day but it's been one interruption after another so the day has almost ended and here I am just getting down to it now. And to make matters worse, with the A-Z challenge on Docrafts, I'm like the cow's tale, all behind :(

So here is the E card at last:

For a change I decided not to use a stamp, digi, acrylic or rubber, but to use instead the Beatrix Potter download from Cardmaking and Papercraft. This is really intended to be used for a box card but I decided that the background scenes and the decoupage trees would be ideal for my purpose.  I used the fourth verse of the poem, 'Twas the Night before Christmas', because it suited the snowy scene perfectly and printed the verse on to white card, then run it through the Cuttlebug to emboss with Ice Crystals. I finished it of by chalking the edges and the surface blue.

I used two different organza ribbons to decorate, a white one and a blue patterned one. And it wouldn't be a card made by me if it didn't have something on the inside and the back.


Both are decorated with strips of the BP paper together with the trees and everything is finished off with a dusting of iridescent glitter.

The F card (almost sounds rude doesn't it?) is completed and photographed, I just have to choose and crop the best shots and then I will publish it.

So bye for now

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Beautiful card inside and out :o)
Jackie xx