Thursday, 14 November 2013

Krafty Trees & Baubles

Hi Everyone,

Sorry once again for being missing from blog land, where does the time go, I cant believe it is 3 weeks again since I last posted.  If there is anyone still out there, THANK YOU for dropping by, and I promise I will try harder and post more often from now on.

I wanted to show you a couple Christmas Cards I designed for a workshop recently. 

The First class was called Oh! Christmas Tree

They are put together using a stamped master sheet using Adirondack stream ink and a Cling music score stamp that I have had for a while. We made a dry and then heat embossed master sheet using a 6 x 6 emboss folder (embosilicious let it snow) the raised emboss was coloured by gently tapping an ink pad over it, and then clear embossing powder with a little glamour dust mixed into it was heat embossed over the top.

The tree die cut is die-sire Fir tree set cut from different white card and embossed or glittered.

The core card mat is harbour side and the sentiment stamp is one from woodware tiny phrases.

The 2nd card is an idea that was a hit with quite a few of the ladies and the technique can be used with any die that is even on both sides like a bauble for example.

The stamped master sheet was used as the background with this card and the tree dry embossed with the same folder as the first.  A hougie board was used for the decoration on the pot and the ribbon is a piece of the core card cut with a wave trimmer blade.

The card was finished with a few diamante embellishments.

 This next class was called Baubles to you! 

Again I chose my almost signature blue and was inspired by a feature in the November edition of Craft stamper.  I put the 8 x 8 scalloped base card into an a4 embossing folder that i got free with my ebosser and at the same time I embossed a cut piece of centura pearl paper that was matted onto black card.  the baubles are individual stamps from creative expressions and they were die cut using the matching spellbinders dies.  The background paper on the right hand card was stamped using the Indigo blu baroque bauble stamp and four nail head embellishments were put in each corner over the bauble rings.  One large bauble was mounted onto black glitter card and the other one was dry embossed then heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Last but by no means least - Krafty Christmas
These were made up using lovely quality Kraft card I picked up from a local show.  The Indigo Blu Poinsettia stamp  has been used on the left hand card  mounted on a white Dolley and the waste from the two floral ovals cut for the right hand card was used offset and mounted onto red core card stock.  The stag in the centre is Indigo blu again 'looks like rain dear'.  I used chunky white frantage here and there to add a little subtle interest in the blank spaces and the cards and they have all been given a vintage look with distress ink.  I have used my favourite stamp (simple sayings) for the sentiments, I love the font on these stamps, and I think it is just perfect to compliment the style of the cards.  

Mo x


  1. It's really nice to see you back, Mo! I missed you in Blogland, These are all such pretty, traditional style cards, so professionally crafted and finished. I love the stag with the chunky frantage; I've just discovered this wonderful stuff and can't get enough of it! Love what you did with the tree too! Julie Ann xx

  2. They are all so good Mo I can't pick a favourite. Well done and there are one or two ideas I'm going to pinch off you, so thanks for blogging them.
    Lynn x

  3. Oh wow, what a feast for the eyes! So many wonderful cards, so many great techniques (love the split card technique) and the bauble cards are stunning. I bet your classes loved doing all of these! Looking forward to seeing you next week my friend. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Fabulous Christmas makes - they work beautifully, and with all those and classes too I'm not surprised that you've been absent. Personally, I'm slightly grateful - I've got so far behind with visiting that I'm grateful to have less catching up to do!!!
    Alison xx

  5. Glad your back with us again. Stunning cards and some really great ideas.
    Thanks for the share.