Thursday, 13 October 2016

And the countdown continues

Hi everyone, today I have two more Christmas cards to share, both done in a very similar way:
I started with a size 8 tag, created a background using a mix of  Paper Artsy Infusions and Distress Spray. I then ran my tags through an embossing folder and highlighted the raised bits, with a mix of Distress inks (ground espresso) and Treasure Gold.
They then were finished with die cuts and matted onto card, easy peasy and as they are flat they will be easy to post.
The snowflakes are Sizzix Tim Holtz, the sentiment is by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.
The little bell is a Marianne Creatable embossed and then glittered with Distress Glitterdust in Vintage Platina.
The second one was done in pretty much the same way. Just added a few strips of washi tape, as I felt it just needed something.
I sprinkled some glitter dust across the card for some added shimmer, but of course the photos don't pick that up properly.
This time a triple layered snowflake to hide the hole in the tag.
Well, that's it, two more to tick off the list, I fell I am well on the way now and really enjoying it.

Thanks for dropping in like always and stay creative!


Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous. Love the soft shimmer with glitter and treasure gold. Love the embossing and washy tape. I'm jealous that you are ahead of the game on te Christmas card front :) Mary Elizabeth

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! These are gorgeous Astrid!! Love the colours (especially the green and gold) and I also love the way you run your tags through an embossing folder. Something I have wanted to try for ages and just never seem to get around to ..gotta make myself a note I think. Just adore these .. stunning!! hugs

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully textured and coloured tag cards, perfect for your Christmas card box xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great and special, I love them both , I love the colours and the special images , as always your creations are unique!!!

Have fun!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great cards, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

2 wonderful made tags Astrid, and they looks stunning as usual hun. You´ve sone an awesome job here and I love, how they´re kept simple so they+re easy to mail too and can be used for almost anything during the season time.

brenda said...

Both beautifully textural Astrid, I would say the burgundy one is my favourite, but then the other has leaves so can't choose.

B x

chrissie said...

Fantastic cards and I am sure I could even make something similar now you have explained how you made them. Thank you for sharing your makes and how you made them Astrid

Love Chrissie xx

Deb Riddell said...

Beautiful cards Astrid, love the embossed backgrounds and rich colours, thank you for sharing them! Deb xo

Annie said...

Fabulous Christmas cards Astrid and the embossed tags look amazing in such rich colours. Perfect embellishments and the glitter dust and sparkle just add to the festive feel.
Thank you for sharing and huge hugs
Annie xxxx

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful cards - I love the deep, rich colours and you've added some fab embellishments. Well done for getting on track with the Christmas cards - I am trying to make a start but don't like what I've done so far!!

sarascloset said...

Two beautiful, rich Christmas cards, Astrid! The backgrounds are delicious and that bell is the sweetest embellishment. Glad to hear you are having fun getting your cards done early! Hugs!

Gitte said...

beautiful cards.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards and wonderful they are flat for mailing. I just bought that beautiful Sue Wilson greeting die, love how you've used it. xxx

Dorthe said...

They are beautiful Astrid, the use of embossing folders is a great idea, and the added diecuts , treasure gold, and glitter creates gorgeous Christmas crads !!

froebelsternchen said...

Textured and delicate in one... unique Astrid!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful texture on the tags, two more great cards Astrid and as you say easy for posting.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

Love the gilded embossed texture - the design is brilliant - and so flexible... as many possibilities as you have embossing folders and colours!
Alison x

Redanne said...

These are beautiful Astrid, I do love the wonderfully rich colours you used in your backgrounds, the embossed areas stand out beautifully with the Treasure Gold - just gorgeous. Anne xx

Klaudia/Kszp said...

They are amazing :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What an amazing start you have made! I love the colours you have used! What a great way to add texture without bulk! Hugs, Chrisx

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