Monday, 25 July 2011
Yeah I know, Christmas is months away but it's never too early to get started on your Christmas cards and that's just what we did a couple of weeks back when we made a batch of 18 cards all ready for the big day. The colour palette for the day was Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla; all traditional Christmas colours, we also used the Jolly Holiday designer papers.
This is the first one and the one that proved trickiest to make, not that it's difficult just a little fiddly in places. We began with a base card of olive and punched out a circle. Two slightly smaller circles were punched from vanilla card stock and, using a versamark inkpad, Stampin up heat and stick powder and some Dazzling diamonds glitter, were decorated with a sparkling snowflake from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set. These two circles were then glued back to back but with a short length of thread between them. Placing the circles within the larger hole in the green card the thread was stretched tight and held in place by the decorative papers so that when you stand the card up the disk spins freely. A touch of vanilla grosgrain ribbon and a greeting from Contempo Christmas stamps to finish it off.