Farewell Christmas

Now I promise this will be the last post for Christmas 2009.

But I just had to post my two favourite cards. I embossed So Swirly on to a large piece of cardstock, turned it over and randomly stamped one of the bauble images the back. Then I cut it out and turned it over to match in with the other stamped image.

My all time favourite for this year is this card. It was inspired by a card I received as a swap at the Melbourne Regionals, by a demonstrator named Bridget Harrison.

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Bridal Black and White

We are going to a wedding on the weekend, so I had ordered the stamp set “For the Bride” specifically.

I was going along fine, I had decided to use just black and white. Some of you might be thinking “black and white is so boring”, but if it is done correctly can look very sleek indeed.

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I also used Bella’s Border wheel along the edge. I then stamped a second image and embossed it in black, and proceeded to cut out the wedding dress and layer this with dimensionals over the original dress.

Unfortunately, my husband didn’t like my original card. He thought it needed some colour or something. So it was back to the drawing board.

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I did the same layout, but added some softer colours (Going grey, Shara sand and Pink piroette).

I even randomly added Dazzling diamonds as well.

Dazzling Red Riding Hood

 

Ridinghood.dazzling.blooms.11I never thought I would be mixing red and pink together, but that is exactly what I have done. Two of the new “In Colours” are Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette. But if you think of all the flowers in the garden that these two colours are often seen together, roses being the flower that comes to mind first.

I haven’t used rose stamps here, but I have used two images from the Eastern Blooms set. It is another set from one of the mini catalogues from last year that made it into the current Catalogue. Another thing that I don’t normally do when creating cards is line up everything equally, or centre things.

 

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As you can see, I have used a technique called “masking” to change the depth of the images on the card so that one image is in the foreground.

I have also given the card some extra bling by adding some dazzling diamonds to the centre of the main flower.