Sunday, 9 October 2016

Christmas Cards - Winter Bough

Hi Everybody,

Here's the finished card that you might have seen part done on my desk on Wednesday.

Inspired by Cornelia who was, in turn, inspired by Coni, Which Craft, this card is about as clean and simple as I get. You can check out how they made there cards following the links but here is how I made mine.

  • The base is for a 4" x 5¾" card finished size. I chose to create a tent style card so stamped the image to the right of the front. The stamp is Penny Black's Winter Bough which was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with gold powder. I used Heat It Up Gold embossing powder because, well, it was what I had in my stash. Cornelia used WOW powder and Coni used a Ranger product. It would seem there are many shades of gold - mine seems quite dark in comparison to others. 
  • The card was then opened out and laid flat out on the craft mat for the next step in the process. Before moving on I covered it with copy paper and taped it down on each side to protect the back. Splattering with gold paint, which is what I did next, can be messy! I used Spectrum Noir Aquatint Ink #70 gold paint to splatter randomly, concentrating most of the spatters around the stamped image.
  • The greeting, Basic Grey Christmas Greetings, was stamped using VersaMark and gold embossing powder, as for the main image, on to a snippet of white card, trimmed to size. To finish the greeting it was matted on to yet another snippet, this time gold mirror card, and then adhered to the left of the image.
  • The final touch was to wrap gold jewelry cord around the top of the front three times before tying it into a bow.  

I liked the first card so much I made a second one to match. And this gave me the chance to use another couple of snippets - yeah! Every little snippet used is one less in the snippet mountain! And, of course, I'm joining in, once again, over at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 250 where Di is looking for anything as long as it involves snippet(s).

Wishing you all a happy snippety Sunday.


brenda said...

A beautifully elegant creation Elizabeth and always love a splatter or two.

B x

Sarn said...

Very elegant and i am all for splats on a card as u know. Love that PB stamp.


Krisha said...

Stunning cards Elizabeth. Well done on using up some snippets!

meg said...

Beautiful elegant card love the tent fold.

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Elizabeth, beautifully designed, Kate x

Jean said...

A beautiful card Elizabeth, this is one of my favourite Christmas stamps.
Jean x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Elizabeth.

Sue xx

Di said...

Wow Elizabeth - what beautiful cards - love the golds - perfect for Christmas!

Great to see you in the Playground :)


Di xx

Barb said...

Two beautiful and elegant cards Elizabeth. I love the gold splatters. Barbxx

Viv said...

These are beautiful!

Carole Pollard said...

So classy love this design Love and hugs Carole x

Bo┼╝enA said...

wow! I love the golden glow and elegance of this card. It is perfect in its simplicity and so rich in a golden glow. Ideal!