Middle of the week already ...... and I've done nothing!!
As promised here's a couple more of my samples done for the Clarity show last weekend.
As you know Barbara was back on the telly with some stunning new Christmas stencils. Here's a couple more ideas using the gorgeous snowflakes from the Christmas Stencil Set ......
Here I've used them to create my snowy sky ....... I've placed the stencil across the top section of my card and inked over the top using Distress Ink (Stormy Sky).
I then created my little winter scene using stamps from the Christmas Wee Folk and a piece of torn copier paper to create the hillsides
The cute little snowman was stamped onto a separate piece of card, fussy cut and attached using foam pads to add a bit of dimension.
A touch of fine glitter to the hills and of course on the snowflakes adds a nice sparkle
I mat and layered using black and white card and then added the whole thing onto a larger piece of card.
Can you see, I also used the snowflake stencil on the top half of the larger card to carry the design through
And I finished off with a festive greeting, done using one of the Christmas Word Chains
Snowflakes don't always have to have a blue background. Why not try using other colours ..... lilac and purple look nice, but what about pink or red even ......
This is a really simple card to make, but very effective ....... great for batch cards and lets face it we all need lots of Christmas cards to send don't we!
Again I've just inked over the snowflake stencil using Distress inks (I think it was Festive Berries with a touch of Aged Mahogany). and then spritzed over the top with a little water
I added a touch of glitter to the snowflakes ..... and few sequins here and there for added sparkle
I finished off with the Word Chains again ...... stamped in red and embossed with a sparkly powder ..... simple!
Speaking of the Word Chains, here's another simple design for your Christmas cards ...... use the words to create a tree ......
I've used stamps from both of the Christmas Word Chains ..... and gold and white embossing powder, alternating for each of the words
I stuck a glittery gold star on the top ....... and a sprinkling of Chunky White Embossing Powder here and there ......
Gave the tree a pot to sit in ...... and added some gold thread and sequins to the bottom
A bit of matting an layering and a gold leafing pen around the edge and you're done!
That's it from me today ..... time to get in the old craft room I think.
A quick reminder though, Barbara is actually back on the telly today ..... there's a One Day Special with the fabulous Clarity Groovi System. There's been shows throught the day but don't worry if you've missed them there's still 2 to go ..... 4pm and 7pm so make a note, set the alarm you won't want to miss them .....
HOCHANDA Sky channel 663 Freeview 39 or Freesat 817
Or watch LIVE online at www.hochanda.com
Well it's really going to start feeling like the festive season is on its way this evening .... it's the Christmas Preview Night down at the local garden centre
Hmmmm ........ can I resist buying Christmas decorations in October ...... I doubt it!!!
Thanks for popping by ...enjoy the rest of your day.
Cheerio until next time