Monday, 14 August 2017

Carols of Christmas - Decks the halls again


If you enjoyed Friday's Carols of Christmas card, hopefully you'll be happy I have two more cards to share with you today using the Carols of Christmas stamp & die bundle. This time in traditional shades of red & green.

I do like a Christmas bauble so it was fun to see two bauble stamps & coordinating dies in the bundle. I've used them very simply here with an asymmetrical layout.


The baubles are quick to stamp/cut as they're made in groups of three. I added a some individual baubles & strings, and popped some baubles up with mini-dimensionals.

I also played around with the sentiment, extending the serifs on the 'k' in deck so I could hang a bauble from it. Fun!


More baubles inside too, with a sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness.


I went for a brighter Christmas look for this one - thanks to the emerald envy & real red combination.


I am loving the totally clever corner dies in the set, which I LOVE. They're perfect for Christmas poinsettias or all year round flowers. I realise now it may be hard to see that the white panel has corner cut-outs. The whole white panel is popped up with dimensionals giving a really shadow look irl. Not sure you can see it here either but...


I stamped the sentiment, cut out the decorative corners, then popped the cut piece onto an emerald  envy piece (with dimensionals).  I then stamped & cut seven poinsettias & layered them over the negative cuts. Very cleverly, these flowers can be cut out with both corner dies in the set - definitely a time saver when you're making Christmas cards.

I kept the rest of the card simple, using a simple check print from the Pick a Pattern dsp pack. Pick a Pattern isn't a Christmas dsp pack, but I think this print works here.

Inside is again very simple, but carries over the colour & image them.


This card has had a mixed response. Some really like it & others not so much  (darling husband, I'm looking at you). Truthfully, I'm on the fence. I don't loath it, but I don't love it either & can't figure out why... maybe too much green? Either way, I hope it gives you some ideas to try. I have another card to share using the corner dies next time that I do LOVE, so pop back again soon to see more.

Until then, inky wishes from me.
Di

PS: Remember the Carols of Christmas bundle I've used is available to order this month, before the Holiday Catalogue officially begins in September.


Speaking of the Holiday Catalogue... here's a peek. Let me know if you'd like me to mail one to you, ready for September.


Project Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.


Deck the Halls with baubles

Product List
Big Shot
$159.00


Deck the Halls - Poinsettias
Print Recipe

Big Shot
$159.00

Friday, 11 August 2017

JAI 372 colour challenge - Deck the halls


Hello & welcome. I'm so happy to say I have a new card to share with you, for the new Just Add Ink challenge. I haven't been able to play along with the team for a while due to some family & life stuff, but I'm gradually trying to get back to creating. I couldn't resist trying this beautiful colour of tranquil tide, pool party & powder pink, that Nikki came up with.


So lovely! I thought the colours would make a modern, pretty Christmas card combination, so I made this with our brand new Carols of Christmas stamp & die bundle.


I snuck in some silver embossing to make that fabulous sentiment from Carols of Christmas really shine. Love the pretty pattern on the pool party paper from the Petal Garden dsp stack too.


Are you wondering how I made the cut vellum border?  The Card Front Builder die set includes a really clever die that creates a border around your card base in two steps. I made a smaller border by overlapping the two cuts. I love the easy detail it adds.

You can't deck the halls without some holly so I took some artistic license & coloured my holly with powder pink & tranquil tide markers (17-19 in-color pack), then clear Wink of Stella. PS: no fussy cutting - there's a coordinating die in the set!


On the inside, I chose a sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness, as I liked the sentiment & the font teams well with the deck the halls font & added more holly.


So that's my take on this week's colours. I hope it's given you some ideas. Want even more? You must check out all the team's creations with it on the Just Add Ink blog.


I'll be sharing more cards I've made with Carols of Christmas over the coming week so pop back again soon for more ideas for this brilliant bundle. Thanks for visiting today.

Inky wishes, Di

Get Christmassy early with Carols of Christmas


The Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder thinlit die set are an early release sneak peek of new Christmassy goodies in our 2017 Christmas-Holiday Catalogue, which begins next month. The images & dies give so many options  to make a bunch of different looks & techniques for your cards, tags & more. Many of the dies will do double duty all year round too, so they're even more useful.

You can order the stamps & dies as a bundle (and get a 10% discount), or get the stamps and dies separately. Trust me, you're going to need both (& the discount) as they give so many possibilities together and separately.

Follow the links in the supply list below to see more about them & order. Leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.

Versamark Pad
$15.00
Heat Tool
$50.00
Big Shot
$159.00

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