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Monday, 19 December 2016

The last Christmas cards I made this year.

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your weekend been? I hope all your plans are coming together for the big day. We visited both sets of parents on Saturday and on Sunday we went to Brighton with friends to see the Bootleg Beatles in concert. We love going to their concerts and they are such fun at Christmas.

Last week I made 20 Christmas cards so that I had enough to give out. This is the last eight I made. Just to say that my hands ended up looking like I was auditioning to be a Smurf.


To create the background I used a mixture of Brushos and Pixie Powders that I sprinkled over the surface of some water colour card before spritzing with water. I usually blot the paper dry with paper towel to lower the intensity of the colours. Look out for some background made with the paper towel as inspired by John Lockwood. Once everything was dry I stamped the snowflakes, that came from a cover gift from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, with Perfect Medium and I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the same snowflakes with Cobalt Archival ink. 


The final touch was to cut the snowflakes with the die that came with the same cover gift  and stick them to the surface. 


The sentiment stamp was in the same set. I used the Sue Wilson double pierced flags to mount the sentiment. 


I did enjoy making these cards and getting inky. It took two days for the blue to go. Not long to go now. I wonder when I will start making Christmas cards again. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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26 comments:

Debs Cook said...

So pretty Jackie, I loved playing with that free set. you've chosen pretty colours. I did laugh at the Smurf fingers, same thing happened to me when I played with pixie and brusho powders lol! As for when to start again, I already have for 2017, set myself a challenge to make enough cards so I have enough for me and to give to Cats Protection and make all our gift tags for next year plus papercraft gifts. Hugs - Debs x

Tracy Welham said...

Fabulous Jackie, really love the background, a very striking card. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is beautiful, Jackie.
Hugs,
Em x

Karin van eijk said...

it's a very beautiful card Jackie
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, lovely papers and wonderful snowflakes.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Worth getting your hands covered, they are gorgeous and a fabulous design. Hugs Jennifer xx

Alison59 said...

Well done on yet another super card :-)

Laine said...

Stunning design and festive detail Jackie.
Laine
xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Beautiful snowflake card

Carole said...

Lovely snowflake design, Jackie and beautiful colours. xx

pam said...

Beautiful card design Jackie, gorgeous background.
Hugs Pam x

Lori Kobular said...

Love all the beautiful blue with your pretty snowflakes!

Di said...

Fabulous Jackie - such a great design and well worth getting your paws all blue in the process :)

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Fab snowflake snippets.
xxx

M Strach said...

I love it :)

karenlotty said...

Hello Sorry I've been missing for a few days Has been really hectic and ai'm still chasing my tail Have loved all your posts That MDF bauble is beautiful I love that it's in layers and lights up Like you ai hadn't made enough cards and had to make ones for our neighbours I designed a card on Serif and printed 20 So trim fold cut Job done It does mean I have a few left for emergencies
Was sorry to read about your friend Roy It's sad enough when we lose a friend but it feels even worse at this time of year
Love today's inky cards I plan to "play" with Pixie Powders over the Christmas break

Barb said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Jackie. It really has depth. Certainly worth getting mucky to make a batch of these beauties. Barbxx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful Christmas card! The background you created is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, love the layered effect. Happy Christmas.

Sue xx

Rema said...

Lovely card and gorgeous background! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
My best wishes for a very merry Christmas!
Monica - CCC DT

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is beautiful! Huge round of applause for making so many. I sure bet your hands did look like smurf hands. Lol! Merry Christmas! ~Niki

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card, love all the snowflakes and the beautiful die cut snowflakes you added to your card. The sentiment is perfect for the Christmas Card Challenges. Thanks for playing along.

Darnell said...

Your snippets Christmas card is lovely in blue, Jackie! The background is stunning with the snowflakes!! Wishing you all the best in the new year! Hugs, Darnell

Lori said...

I love that beautiful background! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

heather said...

Thanks for sharing your colorful snowflakes card with us at Love To Craft Challenge !