Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Funky Tree

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another is this latest series of commissioned Christmas cards.


The image is Elizabeth Craft Designs Ribbon Tree die cut from Stampin' Up Whisper White and a green Bazzill, and highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.  The image is layered on Bazzill Countdown To Christmas and Nordic Pines.  The sentiment is Bonnidée C'est Noël stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Whisper White and layered on more Green Bazzill.

I shouldn't like this funky die cut Christmas tree as much as I do because it's a bit of a pain to put together but once I've got it on a card, it's just awesome.  The cut outs are perfect for glitter and in this case, I used quite a bit in the hopes it would mimic snow.  Funky snow!

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

Gisèle

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sparkling Santa

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another Christmas beauty!


The printed paper is Kaisercraft Silver Bells layered on Paper Accents Glossy Mirror Silver.  The image is Rubber Stampede Santa Collage stamped in Close To My Heart Pewter on a white of unknown origin, glittered with Glitter Ritz cool highlight microfine transparent glitter and layered on more silver.  The sentiment is Bonnidée C'est Noël also stamped in Close To My Heart Pewter on a white of unknown origin.

This is another beautiful card that I wish I could repeat over and over again.  I love the colours in the printed paper and different size of ornaments just add even more interest.  I thought this would be a difficult paper to use because of the scale of the ornaments but it was super easy.  I never regret including this Santa image on any commissioned Christmas cards, he is just so lovely. 

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

Gisèle

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sophisticated Silver

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card post is another lovely French card.


The background papers are a mirrored red of unknown origin and a marbled Momenta silver.  The stickers, of unknown origin, are affixed to a shimmery ivory of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Bonnidée C'est Noël heat embossed with Stampendous Sterling Silver embossing powder.

I wish I had the stickers to craft multiples of this card.  It's so simple yet also quite sophisticated.  I think the stickers may be from Martha Stewart, as they have that look and feel, but I couldn't swear by it.  This larger sized square card base was perfect for this larger sleigh and reindeer sticker.  I love the large reveal of the marbled silver paper which works so perfectly with the stickers.  One of my favourite Christmas cards this season.

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

Gisèle


Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Simple Snowflake

Hello everyone,

Today I'm starting to post yet another Christmas card series commissioned by a colleague.


The printed paper is Gina K Blizzard layered on a shimmery green of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Bonnidée C'est Noël stamped in Close To My Heart Juniper ink on Stampin' Up shimmery white and layered on more shimmery green.  The snowflake embellishment is of unknown origin attached to the card with a Crafts brad highlighted with Patina Stickles.

My colleague didn't give me much by way of ideas for her cards except that they be in French.  I choose to use the larger square cards because they're a little different from the norm.  I also choose to craft a variety of traditional and not so traditional.  This card began with the beautiful paper which is a dream to use.  Other than the sentiment I kept it all very simple with a single, spectacular snowflake embellishment.

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

Gisèle

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In Silver And Gold

Hello everyone,

Today's Christmas card post is the last of my girlfriend's commission.


The background layers are a shimmery gold and a brushed silver of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Frog's Whiskers Ink Christmas Script stamped on a pearlized ivory of unknown origin and heat embossed with Close To My Heart Gold embossing powder and layered on more brushed silver.  The embellishment is a Recollections Dimensional Sticker.

I've been so pleased with the last couple of cards that I really couldn't resist another similar card in different colours.  I don't recall using this silver and gold colour combination all that often but my goodness does it every work!  I couldn't believe that I actually had a sticker that coordinated so perfectly!  It's wonderful when a card just works out!

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

Gisèle

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A More Traditional Celebration

Hello everyone,

Today's shiny Christmas card is much more traditional than yesterday's card.


The background layers are a mirrored red, glittered gold and shimmery red of unknown origin.  The shimmery red layer is textured with Sizzix Winter Botanicals embossing folder.  The sentiment is Frog's Whiskers Ink Celebrate the Season stamped on Recollections Vanilla and heat embossed with Close To My Heart Gold embossing powder.  The card is highlighted with Golden Rod Stickles.

As much as I loved yesterday's shiny non-traditional card, I also love this very traditional red and gold beauty!  This is just the perfect Christmas colour combination.  I've had a lot of fun heat embossing sentiments this season and found it to be a rather nice switch from ink.  The layout of this card was designed to ensure that as much of the embossing as possible is visible.  Why cover up such a great image.

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

Gisèle

Monday, December 4, 2017

Super Shiny Wishes

Hello everyone,

Today's post is another commissioned Christmas card from the series I've been posting for the past few weeks.


The background layers are a mirrored navy of unknown origin and Paper Accents Glossy Mirror Silver.  The top layer was embossed with Sizzix Merry Christmas Phrases.  The sentiment is Altenew Halftone Holiday stamped in Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim on Colorbök Neutrals and cut with the coordinating die.  The sentiment is highlighted with Silver Stickles.

This awesome Christmas card is all about the shine!  I love the navy and silver colour combination and add the shiny, this is just a fabulous result.  This bold Altenew sentiment is fast becoming a favourite as I'm happy with it every single time I use it. 

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

Gisèle