Sunday, 12 June 2016

Big Bold Christmas

Hello everyone, as part of our bi-monthly Fifteen Minute blog post, over on the Design Team blog today, I am sharing three quick and easy Christmas cards. In the current hot weather, the last thing you are thinking of is preparing for Christmas, however, I have created three Christmas card ideas for you, because it is never too early to start getting your Christmas cards on the go. I have used embossing on all three cards, and Brushos, selecting some of our Big Bold Background stamps, which make creating cards so quick and easy.
For this first example, I chose blue and purple Brushos, added white embossing when I stamped the snowflake image, and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of card which I trimmed from the original background. I added a few gems in the centre of the snowflakes, and used blue card for matting and layering.
This second card was completed in much the same way, using gold embossing for the Christmas Baubles, but sprinkling the red, yellow and orange Brushos onto the baubles, and using the green for the background areas, before spritzing with water. I left the card to dry naturally before matting onto co-ordinating card.
For my final card, I stamped the Tangled Baubles with Versafine OnyxBlack Ink, and used clear embossing powder, for a crisp image. I painted the baubles using green, turquoise and lilac Brushos and a waterbrush. I then painted the background areas liberally with a waterbrush before sprinkling Black Brusho onto the areas very carefully. The black Brusho when wet creates a multi-coloured effect, which ties in perfectly with the baubles. Again, I chose a toning card to mat the background.

Do pop over to the Design Team blog to see the rest of the fabulous creations provided by my Design Team mates, showing that quick cards can be so effective. The post is full of techniques and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


cuilliesocks said...

Stunning cards Judith, and sound quick to make glorious colours, but my favourite must be the orange and gold one as they are my kind of shades, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

All your three cards are so beautiful! Love expecially the first one, so sweet and delicate, but I'm also stunned by the last one, it seems a breathtaking optical illusion with the Brusho's background!

rachel said...

These are all beauties but i love the simplicity of the first one xx

Paula Whittaker said...

3 fab ideas using Brusho's - very inspirational x

Evelyn Browning said...

Interesting to see the 3 very different effects you achieved using the Brushos. Amazing to think that the multicoloured background effects on that final sample are achieved by using black Brusho. Your touches of green in the baubles really lifts the whole design whilst hinting at the traditional Christmas colours of red & green when you consider the little flecks of russetty orange in amongst the black Brusho.

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