22 December 2015

Christmas from Australia

Well, there's just a few days to go now and I'm pretty organised except for posting this, my last Christmas project of the year. It's a set of Aussie-themed Christmas cards featuring the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Ideally I'd have preferred to have them on the blog last week but time got away from me. Better late than never, eh? As you can see I used one of my go-to techniques (faux watercolour) to stamp the images before layering them on patterned paper and white card for a crisp, modern look. I excavated my old Christmas punches from the stash in my desk drawer and created little bells and sprigs of holly to decorate each card. Tape, rhinestones and cotton twine provided the finishing touches.


Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - Distress peeled paint, Distress forest moss, Distress spiced marmalade, Distress fired brick, StazOn jet black
Paper - Kaisercraft
Card - white, yellow and green off-cuts
Embellishments - Darkroom Door wordstrips, Kaisercraft rhinestones, washi tape, cotton string
Other - water mister bottle

11 December 2015

Merry Yuletide

Every year I make a batch of small gift tags for Christmas. I think they look great on smaller gifts and bags (although I have been known to use them on large presents!). This little group is simply made with layers of card, patterned paper and a Darkroom Door filmstrip. To embellish, I used a combination of thin gold ribbon, washi tape, and chipboard stars coated with gold ink and glitter. Fun, easy, and cost effective. What could be better?!

Ink - Brilliance galaxy gold
Paper - Carta Bella
Card - Bazzill, white, kraft
Embellishments - 2Crafty chipboard stars, Darkroom Door yuletide filmstrips, Darkroom Door yuletide wordstrips, washi tapes, ribbon, gold glitter glue