29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #6

29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #6

This card features an unusual colour scheme for Christmas – cream/brown/green.  I like to do something different every once in a while!

I used a pattered paper which featured baubles, but you could easily stamp your own or maybe replace with small Christmas trees or candy canes.  A bit of sparkle in the form of adhesive rhinestones finishes it off.

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Goodness, two posts in one day! I have a new project up on the LuLu Art blog today and wanted to share it with you.  This time around I have created a sweet little canvas using mica tiles and a beeswax moulded face.

Come check it out here.  There is a pile of information on mica and how to use it on the LuLu Art blog.  I’ve uploaded a YouTube video showing you step-by-step how the canvas was created as well.

I’d love to know what you think – leave me a comment by clicking on the post title.

29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #4

Nov Card Kit (4)

Often when you pick up a sheet of Christmas paper it carries the perfect pattern for trimming out and adding to a card. This Kaiser range from a previous Christmas was embellished with beautiful, foiled baubles which were easily folded into sparkly baubles.  Foiled, glittered or heavily embellished papers are great for this technique.

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To make the centre ornament:

– Circle punch or cut out five circles using a 1 ¾” punch or trace around a milk cap or similar.

– Fold each in half and adhere only one half of the first piece to a second, making sure that all edges are aligned. Keep adding folded ornaments until all are attached.

– Apply glitter glue to the edges and allow to dry.

– Cut a short piece of red pearlescent cord and affix to back of ornament.  Attach to card.

– Punch out two approx. 1 ½: circles and attach to card with more cord. Or trim into a bauble shape.

Of course this card is more challenging to actually send to someone – the bauble doesn’t really fold flat. Better suited to a hand delivered gift!

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29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #3

DRD Swap Dear Santa 11-11 (2)

Today I’d like to show you an ATC I made way back in 2011 for a Darkroom Door ATC swap – it seems so long ago! Rachel’s ATC swaps are still going and you can find all the details for them here.  This year the theme for the December ATC swap is blue & silver. I could almost make these again and fit right inSmile

I’ve often made a bunch of ATCs to give to the ladies in my craft group at Christmas – they are a perfect way of spreading a bit of Christmas cheer.

DRD Swap Dear Santa 11-11

This is a pretty simple ATC – Santa comes from a Darkroom Door set called Dear Santa Vol 1 and he is stamped with Ranger Archival black over a marbled background created with alcohol inks. A word on a tiny tag finishes it off.

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