Saturday, 25 June 2011
Another card made from the Crafters Companion The Snowman cd
This is a very basic so easy card to make yet looks lovely!
I tend to make my card blanks so I can decide on the colour to suit the image so this time it was an A4 sheet of dark blue which was folded to create an A5 card blank.
I used 2 4cm x 10cm piece of lilac contrasting patterned papers and attached them to the left side of the card leaving a wider than normal border, then added 2 10 cmsx10 cms piece of contrasting blue patterned papers and added to the card again leaving the wider border.
The used some lovely blue with silver edge wavy line peel offs to go round the outside of the paper and also cover the joins from the papers.
Rather than use mirri card for the matting and layering I went with 2 shades of purple card stock which worked well with the papers, the image, and the main card
Once I had matted the base image - again leaving just a narrow border, I built up the decoupage and fixed with large thin double sided sticky tabs, shaping the top layers as I went.
Crafters Companion Irredescent Glitter Spray was used over the image to give a shimmering effect rather than just highlighting with glamour dust as I first planned to do!
Printed plum colour card candi was used in each corner of the topper and finally a self adhesive Do Crafts Magical Christmas sentiment was mattd and layered on the light and darker purple cardstock before adding to the bottom right of the card
Thats 2 christmas cards down - goodness knows how many more to go lol