Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas already!

For some reason I make more Christmas cards throughout the year than any other. This year I wanted to branch out and try different things and various techniques, but also make some of them masculine themed or masculine acceptable. The first card is an embossed type card with some "bling" effect to it. The background is gold paper even do it looks like brown craft paper here. The large tree is stamp from "Rubber Stampede", the smaller tree is from "Inkadinkado" and the text is from "Stampin' Up". I embossed the gold trees first and then embossed the tree in white on top. The text is also embossed in white. The card is trimmed with gold line stickers from "Starform".

The second card is a paper collage using a simple hand punch, craft paper and pre-printed paper. I selected a section of the pre-printed paper with the image of pine branches at the top. Using a hand punch I made three ornaments from craft paper. Using a "Sizzix Sizzlet" die-cut I cut out the text from craft paper as well. The rest was a simple assembly process, with the addition of some silver marker lines to simulate the ornament hooks and highlight the details on the ornaments.

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