Sunday, December 16, 2018

Tree Season

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another wonderful non-traditional Christmas card.


The card base is Recollections White.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Stampin' Up Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is Altenew Halftone Holiday stamped in Ocean Waves and Dusk on Recollections White and cut with the coordinating die.  The snowflake embellishments are of unknown origin.  The card is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

This is a really fun non-traditional card.  The different tree shapes and colours are lovely and perfect for adding a little Stickles sparkle.  It's hard to wrap your head around actually layering with Sahara Sand but it matched the various tree stems perfect!  It's a very jolly Christmas card!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Glittered Dove

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a Christmas card using a glittered dove that I've had in my stash of leftovers for eons.


The card base is Recollections White.  The image is a Peel-Off's outline sticker filled in with a variety of glitter.  The image is affixed to a unknown shimmery red and green.  The red layer was textured with Sizzix Merry Christmas Phrases embossing folder.

Glittering outline stickers is a favourite technique.  It is a very, very messy technique so I tend to make a lot of images all at once even if I've no particular card in mind.  This is a fairly large image and is very striking so I didn't necessarily want to include elements that would distract from this stunning image.  I think using this embossing folder of words was inspired as it's doesn't distract from the dove at all!  This card is a another favourite in this series!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle


Friday, December 14, 2018

Happy Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card post is another favourite crafted in this fundraiser series.


The card base is Recollections Black.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a red Bazzill and Recollections Vanilla.  The sentiment is Creative Expression Holly Jolly Sentiments stamped in Stampin' Up Real Red on Recollections Vanilla and layered on more Recollections Black.  The ribbon is American Crafts.  The embellishment is of unknown origin.

I find this black/vanilla/red colour combination especially appealing for Christmas cards.  I've used pieces of this printed paper many times and never tire of it.  I like the variety of square images which suits my card crafting style.  Squares and rectangles are so clean and neat and easy!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Pretty Pink Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a really sweet and very non-traditional Christmas card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a shimmery white also of unknown origin.  The sentiment is cut from Dee's Distinctively IME-087 Merry Christmas Small die from a shimmery white Bazzill.  The ribbon is Multicrafts.  The snowflake embellishment was punched from a shimmery pink and a shimmery white Bazzill.  The card is highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.

I just can't craft Christmas cards without including a few that are not at all traditional.  This pink card is just wonderful.  It's a very soft palate with stronger hints of pink in random snowflakes.  There is a bit of shimmer to each element.  The paper was also just perfect for adding hints of Stickles glitter.  A fantastic result!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Touch Of Europe

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another Christmas card that I crafted for a local fundraiser for a local seniors residence.


The card base is Recollection White.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Stampin' Up Soft Sky and Recollections Black.  The sentiment is Stampendous Merriest Wish stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on a white of unknown origin and layered on a brushed silver of unknown origin.  The ribbon is Stampin' Up Silver 1/8".

This is a favourite piece of printed paper.  It has a very European appearance but doesn't use traditional colours.  I love the hints of black in the images which encourages layering with black, adding just a bit of formality to the overall look.  This is a favourite sentiment stamp with a traditional sentiment and a great mix of fonts.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lovely Lilac Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card post was crafted with my Mother in mind.


The card base is Recollections White.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Gypsy.  The sentiment is Bonnidée Xmas Wording 3 stamped in Stampin' Up Baja Breeze on a shimmery white of unknown origin.  The brad is Crafts and is highlighted with Lavender Stickles.

I crafted a similar Christmas card last year that my Mother found especially appealing so it was hard not to be thinking of her when I pulled these elements together.  This is a really simple card that is entirely based on this fantastic paper.  Like the last card, I had to make certain that I adhered the paper so that the ornaments were not upside down.  I found the sentiment banner is my box of leftovers so was thrilled to be able to use it.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, December 10, 2018

Poinsettias And Plaid

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a Christmas card that uses stamped images that I found in my stash of leftover pieces.


The card base is Recollections Black.  The printed paper is Photoplay Made 4 Plaid Christmas layered on Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler.  The images are Stampin' Up Watercolor Winter stamped on Whisper White in Versafine Onyx Black, and Stampin' UP Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.  The poinsettias are highlighted with Mercury Glass Stickles.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set also stamped on Whisper White with Versafine Onyx Black.  The ribbons is Michael's and the brad is American Crafts.

I love this Stampin' Up set.  It's a two-step stamp that is really quite easy to use and is just striking when stamped.  I can't figure out why I'd not used it earlier but suspect it was an extra from a square card.  I took advantage of the red to use more of the sheer red Michael's ribbon.  Instead of using an embellishment, I was inspired to place the sentiment on the knot.  It was a bit tricky to level it properly so it would get crushed.  A great Christmas card!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle