Showing posts with label Contempo Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Contempo Christmas. Show all posts

Friday, 17 August 2012

Christmas Wreath card

I'm going to make a few of these this Christmas! Such an effective design but really easy to create. The white base was embossed in the Big Shot with the striped embossing folder and gives a great base to "hang" the wreath.  The wreath was made by punching a ring of card from two different sized circle punches and then a length of ruffled ribbon wrapped around. A tiny red faux bow finishes it off.  The greeting is from the Contempo Christmas stamp set, a couple of glimmer brads to complete.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Simply Christmas

  I love this card!  Lovely and simple and quick to make but beautiful too!  Another project from team training and one that I will unashamedly copy for my own classes (thanks Amanda :)  ).  The colour combination is the classic old olive, cherry cobbler and vanilla and uses the Jolly Holiday designer papers too along with a touch of satin ribbon for trimming.  The embellishments are created using Stampin ups Bauble punch and label punch and uses the contempo christmas stamps for the message.  The card could be varied by placing the elements differently or by using different designs from the paper pack.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Blue, blue Christmas

Okay I'm getting fed up of upside down photos now :(

A different colour scheme but the same stamp set, Contempo Christmas.  Another CASE'd card but who would want to make changes to this one?!
Marina mist cardstock and papers from Elegant Soiree; the image is stamped in Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight ink.  I used the marker pens to ink the stamp so that the image is dual coloured.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Glitter Ball

A second offering from my Christmas in July class, I CASE'd this one from a class I took a couple of years ago keeping it almost exactly the same apart from adding some sparkle in the form of Dazzling Diamonds glitter around the edge of one of the baubles.  The stamps are all from Contempo Christmas and the paper is from Jolly Holiday, the bauble in the foreground is 3d mounted and curled slightly to give some more dimension.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Christmas spinner

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.

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