Friday 25 November 2016

Jolly Happy Christmas *Wreath*

Hello all you lovely Crafters. I've been feeling pretty rotten over the past couple of weeks with a flu like virus which I can't seem to shake off, so this Friday's blog has been pulled out of the bag (literally..!)

Using Christmas Tree shapes and scraps saved from a previous project already coloured using Promarkers a Christmas Wreath has been created using Sweet Dixie Jolly Happy Christmas Stamps. From Personal Impressions these stamps are from Lindsay Masons 2016 Christmas releases.

Using a 6" card I matt and layered using traditional gold and red card, a zig zag stitch has been sewn onto the red pearlized card to add some interest. I created a ring template by simply drawing round two glass jars of differing sizes making sure the central aperture was big enough to accommodate the sentiment. As you can see the dimensions of the wreath template are clearly written for you to see.

The wreath is made up of 12 Christmas Trees all cut around  2/3rds of the way up from the bottom. There is no need to measure this as there is almost a clear line for you 
to follow on the stamped image.

The 12 trees are layered around the ring template using foam pads, I added flat back pearls to embellish but you could be quite opulent with your embellishments. 
The completed Wreath ring is then applied centrally to the card using foam pads.

As you can see the effect is quite raised and I'm sure it would make a great Table Candle holder, unfortunately I didn't have the right size candle to try.

Thank you for sharing your time, have a wonderful weekend.
Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Friday 18 November 2016

Sweet Dixie Festive Post

Sweet Dixie Festive Post Clear Stamp set comprises of seven stamps six of which are postal marks and the seventh a snowman stamp. Designed by Lindsay Mason the Sweet Dixie stamp set is brought to us by Personal Impressions. Here are just a few creations and embellishments using just three stamps from this set..

Post Mark Card.

The three larger postal marks have been stamped onto Kraft Card using Versafine ink Olympia Green, Majestic Blue and Crimson Red. The edge of the card has been distressed using a distressing tool and centrally wrapped with twine. 

Layered onto black card an embossed Tree postal mark has been cut out with a circle punch and layered on top of the twine.

Superb for using as envelope seals, embellishments for handmade crackers or creating your own wrapping paper the ideas are plenty. This set is one I will be using from one year to the next. 

Thank you for taking a peek at my quick and simple ideas, have a fabulous weekend.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Friday 11 November 2016

Christmas Berries

Today I have brought to you two cards using the layering concept with different designs.

Sweet Dixie Christmas Berries Clear Stamp Set is a versatile set containing a wreath, matching corner border, additional border along with two seasonal sentiments. 

Using a 13.5cm card as the base for both cards I stamped the corner border in each corner.
The second layer is created stamping the border twice to create a rectangle, the perfect shape and size for the final layer using the Noel sentiment.

These elements are all assembled using foam pads to elevate each image.

This method has been repeated to create another card this time using the Wreath and Christmas Greeting stamps but instead of leaving the stamped image monochrome these Berries have been coloured in using Kuretake Wink of Stella brush pens red and greens, with each Berry highlighted using Glossy Accents.

Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impressions this set is perfect for creating quick cards, something all card makers are grateful for in the run up to Christmas.

Thank you for taking time to check out my makes, I hope you have been inspired.
Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Peace Dove

Designed by Sue Dix, Sweet Dixie Peace Dove stamps from Personal Impressions are so intricate, I wanted to see if the detail would still be kept using Gilding Flakes. 

A 5" MDF Tag was painted in Black Gesso  when dry the Large Dove
 image was stamped onto the tag using IndigoBlu FlitterGlue.

IndigoBlu Manchester Tart Gilding Flakes a beautiful mixture of coppery, silver & gold tones was applied to the stamped image with Champagne coloured Gem Stones 
added to give dimension.

I coloured the Peace Dove using Posca Pens giving an almost Folk Art look in contrast 
with the Black background.

The Peace Sentiment also from the Peace Dove stamp set was stamped and applied in the same way.

Gilding wax was added to the outer edge of the tag and a co-ordinating bow with gemstone.
Creating a most colourful addition to your Christmas decorations I hope you agree...?

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx