Monday, 11 August 2014

A Pear of Christmas Trees!

Hi Folks, I have some Christmas cards for you today, using the lovely selection of seasonal stamps currently on offer at Chocolate Baroque.

My first card uses stamps from the Snowy Scenes/Turtle Doves multibuy stamped onto green paper using white embossing powder. I added tiny red gems to the tree and snowflakes for a little bit of Christmas bling. To complete the background, I added a stamp from the Nature Fragments stamp set, stamped in Cottage Ivy Memento ink. I also stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Magic clear stamp set in the same colour onto a piece of scrap paper. I edged all of the pieces of paper with green ink and then matted them onto dark green card before assembling my project.

My second card was created by stamping a large ornate pear from the Pears and Baubles stamp set onto my background using Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I coloured the pears using a mixture of green and yellow Distress markers and a waterbrush. I filled in the background between using my Stormy Sky Distress marker pen and a waterbrush, I made the background very watery using a wide waterbrush where possible. The main image was stamped onto a die cut piece of card using gold embossing powder, and coloured in with the marker pens in the same way. I edged the background with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I added a large flourish from the Butterfly Dreams stamp set, using gold embossing powder.

I matted the layers onto dark brown card and added a piece of dark brown organza ribbon to finish. I hope that these two cards have given you a little bit of inspiration. I always enjoy mixing the new stamps with some of the other stamp sets already available. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


Elaine said...

Two great cards Judith. I love the way you have used the fragment, it works so well as festive foliage and blends beautifully with the white snowflakes, especially with the red gems added. The colour you have achieved on the pears on the second card is really great, it really looks like a rich gold. Two lovely inspiring designs. Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you used that fragment in the first card - the way it echoes the tree with both the swirls & the spikes whilst adding a more organic freeform sense breaking up the symmetry of the tree & the snowflake structures. In the second card your colouring of those background pears with their greenish tints makes them look really juicy & dimensional. The use of brown & blue makes a lovely change from the usual Christmas colours & yet the imagery still conveys a sense of the traditional British Yuletide.
Paula (PEP)

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