Saturday, 2 September 2017

Have a jolly, trolly Christmas!

Hello there,
here's my DT card for September's Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog, it's also my first Christmas card of the year! Better get a move on with the rest lol.

The troll image is a Bugaboo digital stamp which I've coloured using my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens: TB1, 2, 3, 4 and 6; BG1, 2 and 3; and CR8. The image is layered on to some freebie snowflake paper, the 8 x 8 card base has a dark blue mat and some Tonic blue on white snowflake paper. The sentiment is a freebie stamp done in Memento marine blue on white, then layered on to a dark blue mat. Both were cut using the Tonic oval die. I finished it off with a red ribbon and bow, plus red pearls added to the image and the earrings, and added some Glamour Dust to the darker highlights in the hair.

I'm not sure who I'll give it to at Christmas but I hope they will like it, and that you do too. If you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it, and please join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Reindeer and sleigh

Hello,
My second Christmas card so far - made so I can enter it for the Win & Tonic August challenge.

I used a white A5 tent fold card base on to which I layered a red mat. I cut another slightly smaller mat from gold card and added vellum which I'd embossed using a snowflake embossing folder, securing it the the gold card with dark gold brads. I then adhered the velum layer to the card front.

The sleigh and reindeer were cut using the Tonic Regal Reindeer and Santa's Sleigh dies from a couple of years ago, and I added some gold mousse to the embossed parts of the reindeer. Using foam pads I layered the two sleigh die cuts together in an off set way to try and show some perspective, and added them to the card front. Then I added the reindeer in front of the sleigh. The sentiment was cut from the same red card also using the sentiment from Tonic's 'Tis the Sean Wreath die.

I hope you like the card, if you'd like to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Happy anniversary purple and white

Hello,
this is an anniversary card made for friends of mine.

I basically used two 7 x 7 cards with the backs glued together, I then scored the two fronts down the middle to create a folded back gate fold card.

To decorate the inside I had chosen a page from the Hunkydory Little Book of Anniversaries so I created a mat of lilac card to co-ordinate with the image. I matted the image on to purple card, and cut strips using the Tonic Intricate Frame DL layering die set from the same purple card to decorate the sides.

On the front I created panels from purple card on to which I layered rose patterned embossed card which I'd dusted with purple ink to highlight the embossing. I decorated the panels with the Tonic Happy Anniversary sentiment, Affections heart and initials cut using the Tonic Clarice alphabet, all cut from purple card.

I'm entering this for the Win & Tonic Challenge for July:Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, if you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.