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Monday 1 February 2016


Well, these cards are not exactly how I intended to make them, I had a number of embellishments to add, but once I'd attached the glittered NOEL to the front, adding anything else seemed like overkill.

Two colourways, one red, one green, both going really well with the chosen background.

This was a Kay & Co vellum I bought quite a few years ago now, I think it was being retired- don't you just love how 'retired' has replaced 'discontinued'? Anyway, it's a very thick embossed vellum, and is gorgeous. I think I bought half a dozen sheets and decided it was about time I used some, instead of hoarding it. Isn't it funny how we do that? Buy something really nice, then save it 'for a special project'.

This is what it looks like as a full sheet, the NOEL and the reindeer are embossed, as well as the holly and a few other bits.

The NOEL die cuts I did from chipboard weight cardboard,this was covered in PVA glue and sprinkled with glitter. I gave the glitter plenty of time to settle, then patted it down well.

They were left to dry thoroughly for a few days, then I covered the fronts of four  6"x6" card bases with the embossed vellum.

I sponged some Walnut Stain DI around the edges, and built it up a little in the corners.

 To attach the NOEL to the card front I used foam dots.


 This was the point I realised adding anything else in the way of embellishments was going to go horribly wrong, but I realised it did still need something, just not too much.

For the greeting, I turned again to my Peel-offs, and coloured two with a red marker, and two green.

I had a browse in my ribbons, and sure enough, there was a green that matched nicely, with some gold woven through it. So, the peel off went on the right hand side, and the ribbon was wrapped around the front next to the spine, and the ends overlapped inside with a glue dot.
 By some stroke of luck, and I'm guessing I bought these ribbons with Christmas in mind, I had a red ribbon of the same pattern.

So, job done.


Kelly said...

Pretty cards! Everything is better with glitter! Creative Blessings! Kelly aka Rain

Diana Taylor said...

These are absolutely lovely, and perfect as they are - there is a definite knack to knowing when enough is enough! I'm impressed that you are so organised with your Christmas cards, no last minute panicking in your house by the look of things! I love the vellum, I think Kay & Co do some gorgeous designs. Many thanks for the earlier visit, and I hope you have a great week,
Diana #23

Aimeslee Winans said...

Just so lovely. Your Christmas cards are a joy to watch unfold. Sure hope you go year-round with them! xoxo

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