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Monday, 22 October 2007

If Barbie Made Christmas Cards ...

This is what they would look like! LOL. I had a play yesterday with some old DCWV papers & some new goodies. I've not been particularly brave with colours in the past but thought - xx years on that perhaps it was time I started.
The first one is from Di Hickman's October #3 sketch - so useable! I played with several new products here - Friendly felt (which die cuts beautifully - I'm sooo loving this right now!), Lots of Flakes & Winter Wonderland stamps from A Muse; Tsuneko Glue pad -
how I ever lived without it is beyond me! This is such an easy card to make - The glitter snowflakes are made by stamping using the glue pad & then the glitter is just sprinkled on like you would with a regular glue application - this works on the friendly felt too (oh, the possibilities!). The glittered sentiment panel was really easy too: the sentiment was stamped with black ink (I always use this one) & then the glue pad is applied direct to paper & glittered with Glamour Dust, which is translucent so you get all the sparkle but can read right through it. Thanks to Julie Ebersole (Lead A Muse Designer & fellow MCC Tutor) for that great little tip - not sure I'd have thought of it & gives such a great finish! And as I die cut the felt snowflakes I guess this also qualifies for Caarvarks 'use die cuts' challenge.

The second card is for the Sketch This! Cards weekly challenge. Same basic materials but with different stamps. I used the Deer Pals & Deer Friend A Muse stamps as well as the Lots of Flakes background, which is fast becoming a fave of mine. I used a Marvy Oval Scallop Mega punch for the oval & inked just the scallop tips. I think these are my 'Marmite' cards. You're either gonna love them or hate them!


Andrea said...

Fab cards, I love this colour combo especially at Xmas

Tesa said...

Oh wow! Love that bold color combination! It's like candy for the eye! Great take on the sketch!

Looby said...

Love em, love em, love em! I think Barbie SHOULD be in charge of all things Christmas! LOL

Di Hickman said...

great cards! loving the colors and the shimmer! TFS!

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!