7th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Guilded Images

Another Batch Of Christmas Cards

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Today my makes feature a few of the Chocolate Baroque Cristmas stamps I was tempted by a few weeks ago.

If you like Chocolate Baroque stamps, or stamping and mixed media in general, you may like to note in your diaries that Lesley from Chocolate Baroque will be doing her next Craftalon on Hochanda on 17th November. You can find details of the kit available for the craftalong – here!

I went for glue and guilding flakes again this time, like the ones I showed you in a previous post – here!

What I Did

I chose three of the stamps from the Chocolate Baroque collection I’d bought and stamped them several times onto stamping card using FliterGlu.

I then put on guilding flakes, rubbed it on and rubbed it off.

Some of the images I fully coloured, some partialy coloured, and some didn’t colour at all.

I cut them out in different ways.  Some as rectangular panels, some directly round the picture and one angel leaving a round around the head area but cutting directly to the line around the bottom.

After this I scored and folded cardstock to make the base card as well cutting out an assortment of matting and layering pieces.

Everything was put together using fingerlift tape as I wanted to make a pack of flat cards for easy posting.

I finished off by sticking in the insert and putting on the “Nadolig Llawen” (Welsh for Happy Christmas) peeloff greeting.

What I Used
The Finished Cards

Pack of 6 cards.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Shaving Foam Marbling Backgrounds

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Marbling Onto Paper Using Shaving Foam

I’ve already shown you a few items I’ve made using some of the shaving foam marbling backgrounds I made a while ago.

This card that you can read about – Here – being one of them.

And the background to this calendar page that you can read about – Here.

And the background use to cover this pot – Here.

The session of making the marbling started in Sunday School with the children as we wanted to decorate and frame some verses that we’d looked at during the last Sunday School year.

Having plenty of shaving foam with ink on it, after the end of Sunday School I kept going creating many more sheets of marbling to use in my crafting.

What I Did!

I collected together: A tin of cheap Shaving Foam; A Large Foil Roasting Tray; Kitchen Fork; Lots of sheets of Kitchen Paper; Lots of A4 sheets of 300gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock; Various Inks and Sprays : DecoArt Primary Yellow, DecoArt Purple, DecoArt White Shimmer, Dreamees Sparkle Reinkers.

After printing out several different verses in the centre of different sheets of cardstock we tore some sheets of cardstock to make panels that would just fit over the verses.  We use some glue dots at the corners of the torn panels to hold them in place over the verses.

Lots of shaving foam was sprayed into the foil tray before each of us in turn chose which colours we wanted to add, sprayed or dropped on, gave them swirls or moved them around in some way with the fork.

The sheet was then put down, face down, onto the shaving foam, gently pressed, and lifted up.  Some of us patted off any excess foam, some left it for a bit as it was before cleaning, some just wiped in straight or swirling motion.

The piece of torn cardstock that was stuck on was then eased off to give us a small, torn, marbled background, and a marble framed verse.

I’ve done a slight shift of the panel before taking this photo to give you an idea what I man about covering the centre with a torn edge panel.

This is the panel that was removed from the centre after marbling.

And this is the framed verse after the removal of the panel.

The Bible Verses Framed With Marbling

These are what we created.

I chose to go around the border with a black, fineliner, pen on this one.

I quite like the look of it done this way, what do you think?  Should we go round the blank area with the verse with a pen on all of them?

Here are the rest of the marble framed verses and the torn marbled pieces that resulted from covering the verses as well.

Some More Background

And these are some of the marbled pieces created after the lesson to make full use of the tray of shaving foam. I still have several left for using on other projects.

This first one I cut a circle out of for the top of the decorated pot I mentioned near the top of this post.

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Time to get back to some Christmas Card makeing I think, so keep an eye on posts about those over the next few days.

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Bag For Craft Marker Holders

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Makeing A Bag For Craft Marker Holders

Now that I had the holders for my new Craft Markers designed and 3D printed by my nephew and then stuck together (if you missed that post you can see it – here!) it was time for me to design and sew a bag to carry my Prism Craft Markers around in that could also be put on its side for storage and for quick access to the markers when in use.

A job that should have taken me a few hours has taken me several days, off and on, because I just can’t do a complete project like this without having lots of rest these days.

Designing And Makeing The Bag

I started by measuring the two holders side by side, with the pens in to get the height.  Then I made a paper template at the exact size needed – I had a few sheets of A3 cardstock that had become damaged that were not good enough for card making any more, but just perfect for this project.

I then put the pen holders, with pens in place, in it to make sure I had the correct dimensions.

I then cut a panel for sides, top, bottom, ends and flap out of the Bosal I was using.

These were ironed onto the back of a piece of denim – the ends individually and the sides, etc., butted up to each other.  (I could have made the front, back, top and bottom one piece of Bosal but because it is a foam and I wanted to have crisper corners I decided to cut each piece individually).  After ironing I cut out the side panels and the long string of panels, leaving around a .75″ seam allowance.

I then cut out more pieces of denim to match the pieces I already had, makeing them a little bigger so I had a little play room.

To make sure that, should the foam become unstuck from the bag lining at some point in the future, it wouldn’t move, I sewed a line around .25″ in from the edge of the foam for all pieces.

This meant going round the panel on the end pieces as well as every panel on the main piece.

Then, putting the other denim pieces on top, right sides out, I sewed matching sized pieces together right at the edge of the foam, sandwiching the foam inside. I could feel the edge of the foam through the denim as well as see the first sewing line to keep the sewing on the edge of the foam.

Having cut the outside larger than the stiffened inner panel I trimmed off te pieces after sewing to the correct size that the inside pieces already were.

I sewed the long piece together between the foam panels at what was to become the edge between bottom and front, bottom and back, etc.  Again I was feeling through the denim and watching the previous sew lines to help me get in the right place.  Where I’d got two foam pieces butting up against each other I could feel the line through the material because the sewing had slightly pulled and riged the Bosal foam.

Next it was a case of stitching the sides onto the bag.  I had decided that I didn’t want the bulk of the seams inside the bag so wanted to have the seams on the outside and bind them, so at this stage the bag looked very rough.

Next I double checked that my pens in their holders went tidily inside my bag then I put on binding around the raw edges.  I did want to put the binding on with the sewing machine as well, but I found that my chosen binding was a bit slippy and didn’t work so well with the feed dogs of the machine so it was not so easy to control a straight line.

I therefore had to hand stitch the binding on.  This took me a few days to do as my hands are not so good at holding a sewing needle and working for long. Lost one needle on the floor and still not found it, even going over the area with a torch to try and pick up its shine.

It’s not very clear in this photo but the best I could get.

I then finished off by attaching the strap fittings as well as two clips to hold it closed on the front.

So, this is what it looks like upright for carying.

An angled view.

I’ve folded my coloured in swatch sheet so it fits in on top over the pens.

It will only be put upright for carying so there will be no chance of the pens coming out.  For storage it will be put on it’s back.

And then the clips can be opened for access

And a closer look.

It has worked out perfectly for what I wanted it, even if all the sewing, etc., isn’t quite perfect.

This Is What I Used

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I’ve still got some projects on the go, including Christmas Card makeing, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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Butterfly Card And More

Butterfly Card and More

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Today my make features a butterfly stamp by Pete Simpson of Artisan Designs UK.  If you are at the Stamperama event in Harrogate on the 9th November, Pete will be demonstrating on the Chocolate Baroque stand. He will have his Butterflies And More collection available for sale as well.

You may not know that Pete had his stamps manufactured by the people at Chocolate Baroque, so they are of excellent quality.

The second card was also made using an Artisan Design Stamp.

What I Did

I used my stamping press to stamp out all the images onto stamping card and then coloured them in using Prism Craft Markers.

The main images were cut as straight edged toppers and their corners rounded with a punch.  The required backgrounds were also cut out as straighted edged panels.  The stamped floral background piece was cut out to the edge.

I scored the two main pieces of cardstock and folded them to make landscape cards before sticking on my prepared pieces.  I used fingerlift tape throughout for these projects as I wanted them completely flat for posting.

I finished off by putting a peeloff greeting on the front and a plain insert inside.

What I Used
The Finished Cards

I was having problems getting good photos of these cards to show the true colours without them looking washed out, so, although they have no dimension, I have taken an angled photo as well as a straight on one of both cards.  I still don’t think they look true to colour on my screen, but don’t feel up to getting out my light box to re-take the photos again.

Card 1

Card 2

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November Calendar Page

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November Calendar Page

Time for another page to be decorated on my mother’s calendar.

If you haven’t seen my previous calendar posts then you can find this year’s pages by following these links : the January page – here! February page – here! March page – here! April page – here! May page – here! June page – here! July page – here! August page – here! September page – here! and Octoper page – here!

This month I’ve gone for papers, toppers and embelishments all from one autumnal collection (the same one I used for the 60th birthday card I showed you lately).

What I Did

I started by choosing a sheet of pearlescent cardstock from the collection.  I also picked out a few sheets of background papers, two foiled toppers and a sheet of foiled leaf embelishments.

I used fingerlift tape throughout this project to keep the page totally flat.

I cut the papers into wide and narrower strips and, as the background papers were not long enough to fit the main sheet of cardstock top to bottom, after sticking the narrower strips onto the centre of the wider strips I cut a piece of around an inch and a half off.  I positioned the background strips so that the shortest piece of one was at the bottom and the sortest piece of the other was at the top, trying to make sure that it looked a continuation when I stuck on the toppers to cover the gaps.

I finished off by adding some of the foiled leaves as embelishments.

This was then stuck to the November page of the calendar and I also added the month title in Welsh – Mis Tachwedd.

What I Used
Photos Of The November Calendar Page

This is the panel I created, ready to go onto the calendar.

I’ve taken a photo at an angle to try and show the foiling.

This is the whole calendar page as it looks hanging on the wall in Mam’s room.

Getting in closer.

And finally a photo of just the month name and panel on the calendar

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Hopefully, before long, I will have more batches of Christmas Cards to show you. I really am running behind with makeing the Christmas Cards for my mother and I to send, as well as packs to sell up in the chapel where a portion of the price goes to the Sunday School funds.

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More 3D Printing

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A 3D Printing Project

In the past I’ve made a small number of posts about my nephew’s saga of problems with his first 3D printer and how he part built the different one he’s got now.

If you haven’t seen those posts and are interested then you can find them – here! And other bits that have been 3D printed have appeared in my projects such as the the tops put on the canes when I did some yarn basket weaving – here! and many more.

Since he first got a 3D printer, when everything that he printed were designed by others, and downloaded by my nephew from the Internet from a site called Thingiverse, he has started doing his own designing of little things.

The project I’ve got to show you today is one such project he did for me.

I have a large supply of alcohol markers, water markers, etc., in a large rack by the side of my bed as shown here – easy to just pick a few colours out, get into bed, and colour on a lap tray.  (It is a bit taller and with more pens in by now as this is an older photo.)

But when I want to do colouring sat with my mother in her room, or in the kitchen or sitting room, or even outside sat in the garden in the summer, it means choosing and pulling out the colours I am likely to want to use, of whichever type of pen I’m going to work with, and carying them where ever I intend to do my colouring – and usually missing out a colour that I find is essential as soon as I settle wherever to do my colouring, thus meaning getting up and dragging myself back to my room to collect the missing colour.  And that usually happens more than once a session.

So I decided to buy myself another set of alcohol markers that I liked the look of – and have in a bag to carry around for the times I’d want to colour somewhere other than my room.

And if I had them in a bag I’d need some sort of inner support to hold the pens in place tidily when carying, that would allow me to store the bag, and thus the pens, on its side when not being moved around.

And this is where my nephew, his designing, and his 3D printer comes in.

Designing And Printing Marker Holder

I showed him lots of different pen storage – both the ones I’ve got in my room as well as photos of several different types online.  I said I wanted the bag to hold all the pens I had of the new type – Prism Craft Markers from Hunkydory – and let him decide by himself how he thought would be the best way to go about creating the support/rack to go inside the bag.  I haven’t seen any others using the exact same style and method as he came up with.

A bit of measuring.  Counting the Pens. A bit of designing in Tinkercad.  A bit of converting to the right format for the 3D printer in Ultimaker Cura.  And away he went 3D printing.

He even did some time-laps recording of one of the layers of the marker holder being 3D printed using his Apeman Action camera – he’s got a slightly earlier version of this one – here.

Then it was down to me to stick the layers together.  He’d designed the base layer and the two other layers with a recess/groove at each corner to accomodate corner pieces.  He was thinking that we might use metal corners for strength and stability, but we decided to try the cheaper option of PVC first.  I cut the long piece into 12.5cm pieces using a hacksaw and then started to glue them to the 3D printed layers, starting with the base, which I left to get a good stick for several hours before starting to attach the top layer.

I put strips of tape cross ways over the outside corner of the layer – so that the corner wouldn’t stick to the surface I was working on or my fingers if I accidentaly squidged out some super glue from the join and then I positioned the top layer in place before putting glue on one of the corner recesses.

It was then turned and pressed to my work surface to make sure that the corner posts were flush with the top of the 3D printed piece, and then I wrapped the tape around.  This isn’t enough to hold the corners in place while they stick, but did help keep my fingers from oozing super glue while I pushed.

I found I could get the corners to make good contact with the printed piece by putting three fingers in three of the holes on either side of the corner post.

And then pushing with both thumbs against both sides of the corners (obviously I couldn’t take the photo with both hands holding in place so I had to remove one to give a better photo of what I mean)

I worked all four corners until they were stuck in place.  I think I might have had a quicker grab if I’d sanded the recessed corners a bit where the PVC corners were going to glue onto to make it a bit smoother, but they did stick quite well.

I then cut a piece of thick packaging cardstock into a 5cm wide strip which I folded in quarters and taped the ends together to make a hollow square tube.

For attaching the middle layer I put the super glue on both sides of each corner and slid the layer into the middle of the holder at an angle.  Once it was within the corner posts I started lifting one side and slid in the square tube before dropping the middle layer onto it so that it was positioned at a level 5cm from the bottom layer.

By being careful about this very little of the super glue rubbed off on the inside of the corners as it went into place and it was held at exactly the right level, without any chance of it sliding down, while I used thumb and next finger of both hands to pinch and push together opposite corners of the marker holder to get the superglue to bond.  And then did the same with the other opposite corners.

Then it was simply a case of sliding out the cardboard that had held the middle layer in place and start putting pens into the holder.

Oh, and printing and makeing a 2nd one the same as, because of the size of the printer my nephew had decided to make each layer enough to hold half my pens.

This Is What The Marker Holder Looks Like

So, having removed all the tape and the support, I started sorting out pens into numerical order and putting them into my marker holder.

As you can see, we decided to leave the pens with the length of the cap above the holder to give room to grab hold of them without too much being out that they would fall out when on their side.

My nephew factored the size of the holes for each pen when he decided on the size of the holes after his initial measurements.

He believes that the same size holes will be suitable for several of the different alcohol and water markers I have should I require more marker holders in the future.

He is also going to offer the file for others to use to print their own marker holders.  He’s talking about doing so under a Creative Commons Licence, but hasn’t worked it all out yet.  I’ll let you know when he does.

And this is them on their side as they will be stored and when being used.

I printed out a sheet from the Hunkydory website and coloured in each numbered circle with the corresponding colour as the colours on the top are not a good representation of the colour you will get when using the markers.

I would highly recomend that anybody who has any colouring media prints out a grid, whether supplied by manufacturer or print your own, and then colour in a small area with each pen so you know exactly what colour you are working with.  Always print the grid/swatch panels onto the same type of cardstock you would be using with that type of media.

This Is What We Used

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Now it’s my turn to do a bit of designing.  I have some denim fabric ready, and some wadding, and with a long ruler in hand I’m starting to design the bag that is to old the pens for carying around.  I need a firmish base and sides squared off at the correct size for my pen holders.  I’m thinking of adding a pocket for my work in progress and board that I use under the cardstock when colouring.  We’ll see how it goes.  I’ll be back with the bag to show you in a couple of weeks hopefully.

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60th Birthday Card

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60th Birthday Card

Today’s card is another that the boss of our carers requested.  It is a 60th birthday card for one of the carers.  I hadn’t had any specific instructions more than the usual “big and blingy”, so this time I took the autumn and autumnal colours as a theme as that is what I saw when looking out the kitchen window thinking about what to do – and I just happened to have a collection of very suitable cardmaking items in one of my boxes.  So out came the box, and out of the box came the collection all over the kitchen table.  A lot of shuffling around, moving bits here and there, choosing a bit, then another, and I had everything I wanted in one bundle ready to start, and the rest went back in the box for another project.

What I Did

Firstly I scored and folded the A3 sheet of cardstock to create an A4 base card.  I then trimmed a couple of sheets of cardstock from the collection so that they could be used as matting and layering under the topper, leaving a margin from one layer to the next.

The chosen topper came with a framing element so I stuck the central topper directly to the mat underneath while I put foam tape on the framing layer and put it around the topper.

As this card was requested in English I could actually use some greetings panels from the collection on this card.  One of which I put two layers of the foam tape underneath it to make it even more dimensional.

Of course, the collection didn’t come with a 60th birthday greeting so I typed one up and printed it out at the required size to fit where I wanted it to go.  I put a strip of cardstock left over from cutting one of the mats behind the greeting and cut the ends into tails before shaping it into a wave and putting some small pieces of foam tape in two places and fingerlift tape in another to keep it’s shape when stuck down.

It was then a case of embelishing by shaping some of the foiled leaves from the collection and sticking them around the card using glue gel, and also putting on some faux gems.

As I’d printed the greeting towards the top of a sheet of paper it meant that I had the majority of the sheet left after cutting the greeting panel out.  This I trimmed to a rectangular piece that I stuck to the front of the box I was recycling using fingerlift tape.  I then shaped a few more foiled leaves from the collection and stuck around the edge using glue gel.  I finished off with some of the faux gems – putting one in each corner.

What I Used
Finished Card And Box

I had trouble getting a photo to show the image clearly while at the same time showing the metallic look of the cardstock mat and the foiling on the topper and leaves, so I’ve got a couple of slightly different angled photos to show you what the card looks like.  This is the first one.

And this is the second one at a slightly different angle in different light condition.

This is an angled photo from one direction to show a bit of the dimension.

And this is another angled view from the bottom right corner, again showing that the elements on the card have been built up and shaped a bit to give dimension.

The box.

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I have a non card related project on the go, the November calendar page I’m working on, as well as more Christmas cards part done, so it shouldn’t be too long before I have another blog post to show you.

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Retirement Card

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Retirement Card

I had another request for a card from the boss of our carers.  One of the carers who works a different route to ours was retiring and she wanted a special card to give her.

Without knowing the woman and her likes or plans for the future I didn’t have a particular theme or colour to go with, but I remembered that the carers all ware red tunics, so I decided to go with extravegant and red for the card.

What I Did

Having set up paper and stamp in my stamping platform I put the flitter glue on the foam, applied it to the stamp and stamped the image.  I then applied the guilding flakes, patted them on and rubbed them off using the scoochy.

The image was then coloured in using an assorment of Prism Craft Markers.

I measured the box I had and cut and scored some Centura cardstock to make a card that would fit inside.  I also put a second score half way up the front to make it into an easel card.  A further piece of cardstock was cut the same size as the front to make the easel front.

I cut out two layers from the foiled sheet using the matching die before cutting some mats from the red paper and Centura cardstock.

I build up the layers on the front attaching using fingerlift tape for flat layers and foam tape for raised layers, finishing off with the cut out rose that I’d shaped a bit.

I had some fabric flowers I’d bought and made from a kit, but none of the colours were quite right for this project so I used one of the red Craft Markers I’d used on the image to colour three white roses to match.

I printed out a suitable greeting and cut it out.

Red paper and Centura Pearl mats were cut and stuck inside the card base, as well as some smaller pieces cut to use under the greeting and attached to the base using foam tape to use as a stopper bar.

I finished off by using glue gel to attach the roses and sticking on sticky back gems.

The box was also covered using the same red paper I’d used on the card, with some corner detail adding sticky back gems.

What I Used
Finished Card And Box

Card standing up as an easel card.

Closeup of the Artisan Design rose coloured in.

Angled look at front showing dimension.

Closeup of roses and greetings stopper bar.

Empty box.

Card in box.

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I have the second card that was ordered the same time as this one to blog about again, as well as more Christmas cards part done, so it shouldn’t be too long before I have another blog post to show you.

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6th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Guilded Images

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Guilded Images On Christmas Cards

I’m still working on my batches of Christmas cards made using items from the Hunkydory Collection I bought, but I fancied haveing a bit of a change of style the middle of the week and decided on some stamping and then guilding the stamped image.

I’m calling this post the “6th Batch” but in reality it is only 2 cards.  Having had a lingering virus for quite some time, I now have a secondary infection in my ear makeing me dizzy and nauseous, so did nothing for a couple of days (even had to have nephew go out and feed my fish and get clothes cleaner had put in the machine out).  The antibiotics are working thankfully, so I did spend an hour or so just sitting by the kitchen table to stamp half a dozen images and guild them, but only managed to put two together into cards later on after a rest.

I needed to make a Christmas Card for a challenge on the Artisan Design Fan Group over on Facebook – the group is called Create with Artisan Design if you are interested in joining.  So wanted to challenge myself to make a simple Christmas card without having any Artisan Design Christmas stamps.

Then, the second card.  I had seen an angel stamp I loved on somebody’s card a month or more ago.  They said the stamp was by Chocolate Baroque, so off I went to the site to have a look whether they still sold it.  They did – but while I was there I saw that they did some other lovely Christmas stamps as well.  Couldn’t afford every one I liked – but in the end decided on a set of 5.  Wps!

What I Did

Card 1

For the Christmas card with no Christmas stamps I started with a fern stamp and a couple of leaf stamps from Artisan Design UK.  All were stamped using flitter glue and guilded.  I stamped the fern three times, moving the paper about a mm en each direction.  This gave the stamped image a fuller look and made it look more like a tree.  I stamped the leaves out five times each.

The “tree” was cut out as a rectangle and a line scored 0.5cm in from each side as an embossed line.  This was matted onto a piece of red cardstock and trimmed to leave a small border.

I stuck a large, clear, faux gem to the top of the “tree” and a lot of medium sized faux gems of different colours all over it.

I scored and folded in half a sheet of hammered cardstock and stuck the matted image on with foam tape.

I took a small piece of torn cardstock, about the size of a 5p piece, and put a blob of glue gel in the centre.  I then trimmed the stamens to be shorter and pushed them into the centre of the glue before giving the leaves some shape and pusing them in in two rows, the largest outside and the smallest in between the largest and the stamens.  I left the glue set on this before I glued it to the card front.  The card was finished off with a printed insert and a peel-off on the front.

Card 2

For this card I chose the Rejoice angel from Chocolate Baroque.  Again I stamped in flitter glue and guilded.  I cut around the angel to make a rectangular topper then decided to make it a little different and cut of the top portion right up to the edge of the stamped image.  I put a “shaddow” around the outside edge of the angel using two shades of Prism Craft Markers.

I matted this topper onto a piece of Artisan Design paper.  This matted topper was put onto a layer of white lightweight cardstock before once again being trimmed and matted onto the second half of the same piece of Artisan Design paper, but this time with the paper in the opposite direction to the way I’d put it directly under the angel.

I scored and folded in half a sheet of hammered cardstock and stuck the matted topper directly to the card front.

I then stuck a lot of tiny AB faux gems on the paper mat behind the angel’s head and wings.

This card was finished off with a peel-off greeting on the front and a printed insert on the inside.

What I Used
Photos Of The Two Cards

This is the one made with the fern and leaves stamps.

I’ve taken photos from several different angles to try and get the shine on the poinsettia, tree, and lights to show.

And this is the second card made using the angel stamp.

Again I’ve taken several photos to try and get the shine to show.

I’m impressed that even the very fine lines of the facial features have been picked up when stamped in glue and guilded.

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I have stamped out a few more of the Chocolate Baroque images and guilded them the same time as I did the images for these two cards, so hopefully I will have them made up into simple cards to show you before long.

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5th Batch Of Christmas Cards 2019 – Welsh Cards

5th Batch Of Christmas Cards For 2019 – Welsh Cards

Hi and welcome to my blog (or welcome back if you’ve visited before).

In between working on other projects I’m still working on building up my stock of Christmas Cards.  So far behind, but the bundle is slowly growing.  Today I have more Welsh cards to show you.  Again it is a batch of 6 I bagged together for sale, as well as one more dimensional, decoupaged, card.  All made using Hunkydory items with a plain printed insert inside.

What I Used
Pack Of 6 Cards

For these I used toppers from the collection along with using co-ordinating patterned cardstock or plain coloured Adorable Scorable as the base card.

Single Decoupaged Christmas Card

The front of the card.

An angled view of part of the card to try and show dimension.

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As well as working on my Christmas cards I have a small number of other projects on the go at the moment, so my next post might be more Christmas cards or might be something else – keep an eye out.

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