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Monday, 18 October 2010

2nd of a Selection of Christmas Cards


Hi There,

I thought I'd better get started on my Christmas cards. You may remember I posted a black a white card a few weeks ago, so this is a variation on that one.
I bought a snowflake embossing folder and a Christmas tree brass stencil. After much messing about with the stencil trying to get it to emboss, or using some ink pads I basically gave up on it – if anyone knows how to use them properly can you please let me know before I throw it in the bin L.
I resorted to my old faithful Photoshop and decided to make my own snowflake tree similar to the black and white one I'd used before (ala Jak Heath). It's not as good as her's but I wanted to be able to change the background colour and didn't think I should mess about with her one.
I mounted the embossed snowflakes on black card and stuck it to a blank card from my card stock. I printed it off my tree and mounted it on black card, raised it up with foam tabs to give it a bit of 3Dness. I added a touch of glitter for some sparkle. I didn't want to add a sentiment, I thought it was obvious as it was but I stamped the inside.
Hope you like it cos I've got more to show you – I was a little production line making these J
Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, I really appreciate it.


Jaqui x

11 comments:

  1. fab card i love it. think craftfairies has a tute for using brass stencils on a die cutting machine on her blog. I bought an embossing mat but not tried it yet. I will now i've seen yours .

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  2. Gorgeous card hun. Have you used an embossing mat thru your die cutting machine? You can also use embossing paste with the stencil and you can do it the old fashioned way by hand. x

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  3. a great christmas card Jacqui, love the embossing x

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  4. Fab card - love the Christmas tree - the embossing looks great, I've just bought that folder and can't wait to try it out!!!

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  5. Lovely! I must-must-must get started on mine too!

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  6. Oh I do love this !!! Your layout is beautiful !! I need to make some chrissie cards !!!

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  7. This is gorgeous Jaqui! I love the embossing, colors and layout. I really love that embossing folder. Let me go see if I have it. LOL!

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