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Sunday, 20 January 2013
Christmas cards from 2012
Going to try getting back to some crafting this week, but I thought I'd post up the Christmas cards I was working on before I fractured my shoulder. I realised I hadn't actually put them up yet, as I didn't get them finished.
Angel Chorus Collage,by Rubber Stampede. I've used this stamp and technique here, its a technique I remembered seeing in a magazine a few years ago, but I really can't remember which magazine, nor the persons name.
The image was stamped first on cream card, in gold, and heat embossed with gold powder. I repeated this onto plain vellum.
Last time I used this image, I coloured the angels on the card,this time I used Promarkers to colour the Angels just on the vellum. I did this by flipping them over and colouring on the reverse of the image.Promarkers don't blend on vellum in the same way as on paper, as the ink stays quite wet, but this doesn't matter as you are colouring the reverse. Doing it this way gives you a nice 'soft' feel to the image, and you don't have to be over fussy with your colouring. You could also use oil pastels, like for Pergamano work, or H2O's.
When the angels were coloured, I carefully tore around them, and matted them, right way up now, on the card image. I used Pinflair gel glue for this, as it didn't show through the vellum.
I trimmed up the edges to match and matted onto gold card. The image was then added to the front panel for Easel cards. I've used a random selection of backing papers for the cards- I have so much Christmas paper from years gone by, so I'm not getting any more till I've used this stuff up!
The Layered Poinsettia is from the Nestabilities range- I cut the petals out of red & green paper that had a speckled effect. The only part of the die I didn't use was the centres- I used some gold beads for these, as I didn't like the flat effect from the die cut. You can see Tim Holtz Rosettes on the top left one, and the one above has Tim's Snowflake rosette on.
The white flowers are a mix of small punches, and flowers from the Tattered Florals strip die. The gold flourish on the left, I can't remember whose die it is, sorry, the one on the lower right is a Cheery Lyn, Joycraft die.
After I stamped it onto acetate ( I actually use Transparency Film) with Black Staz-on, I covered the back of the image with double sided adhesive film, then sprinkled Crystal glitter over it.
See here, if you want to see how I altered the folder so I could emboss in this direction.