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Monday, 5 November 2007

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

I made a couple of cards from the scraps left over from my altered projects - there's still loads left for other projects tho'. Both cards qualify for the current Caardvarks challenge, (arrrgh! missed it! The next challenge is up already!! LOL) which was to use die cuts - the little sentiment blocks are die cut tags, so I guess that counts. There's nothing difficult here, just basic cutting/tearing, layering & lots of inking.

The second card is similar to the first in design, just a bit more advanced. It also qualifies for the Arty Girlz challenge to use just 3 colours (that was really hard!!). It's mostly red & green but there's a bit of blue in there if you look closely! The papers are stitched together (wobbly stitching as always but I'm getting better! LOL). I love this snowman paper sooo much that I didn't want to cover it up - all the detail focuses on the tag to the left. This started as a manilla tag, which was trimmed and then covered with scraps of three papers. The die cut tag was stuck to the centre strip & then the ribbon, folded flowers and buttons (threaded with thin paper 'stitches') were layered at the top and bottom - everything is inked black and I've used a pad that is almost dry to sponge extra ink all around the tag edges - that gives a really soft effect. I keep two basic black pads: one is for stamping so needs to stay 'juicy'; the other I leave until it's too dry to use before re-inking. With the exception of a couple of ribbon scraps, all the goodies are Daisy D's.


Julie said...

Excellent cards Beverley - your card fits the challenge perfectly :)

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz :)

crissi said...

Gorgeous cards love the stitching im useless LOL love the papers.
Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz Challenges and sharing your work.
crissi xx

Andrea said...

Fab card

lauren said...

oof! i'm so sorry the caardvarks' challenge finished before these guys got in the gallery! they are *FAB*!!! mebbe you can do a bit of quick handstitchin' on there...& put 'em back in for the new challenge! (heehee) :)

adrienneleigh said...

love these cards> brilliant!

Looby said...

these are gorgeous - loving those papers

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely cards they fit my challenge perfectly.
I can't do stitching so well done.
Love all your other stuff too.

Thanks for doing my challenge.
Love Cynthia x

Nathalia said...

Adorable cards Beverly! Sorry you missed the deadline!

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous cards.:)

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!