"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Christmas is coming!

I can't believe that it's the second day of December already! I've managed to make a few Christmas cards, but still way behind, as usual! Here are a few:

This one uses Distress Stains Pine Needles, Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive. I've then stamped over the top using Our Daily Bread Designs Poinsettia Collage and Amazing Grace Sheet Music. Then I've used Our Daily Bread Designs The Babe as the main image and one of the sentiments from Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Verses. 

I saw this technique on SCS here, and also visited the page she refers to here. I couldn't get the acrylic block technique to work at all (and couldn't be bothered trying to work it out, maybe it was the card I was using??) so I ended up masking off parts of my card and using Distress Stains. A note on the Distress Stains though - I did have to place some absorbent paper towel under my card so that when the ink runs to the left and right edges of the card it doesn't bleed underneath. Took me a few tries to get a completely "white" card interior but I got there in the end!

The next cards below are similar but I have used different stamps including ones from AnnaBelle Stamps (which are sadly no longer available).

I then found some more inspiration on Pinterest and made this next card (and a few others similar, not pictured here). See the pinterest link for details on how to make the tree, but I don't think it says how big a circle to start with. You can obviously make any size tree, but for mine I started with a circle of 5" in diameter. This will then make two trees about 3.5" tall. You can see that on this tree the bottom left and right points are fairly even, this is because I re-cut the bottom once it was folded. But if you leave it how it is, one end will be a little lower than the other.

More pinterest inspiration...these are just a really simple, fun little cards (they are half the size of the ones above).

Thanks so much for looking! 

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  1. Oh my, your cards are gorgeous!! Love the masked off strips with the Distress Stains and the stamping- absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge- hugs and have a blessed week!

  2. Oh, Elizabeth, it was such a joy to see that you've posted again! I've missed you, and what beautiful Christmas cards. I love each one. I especially love the masked strips with the beautiful poinsettia in the background. Stunning, my sweet friend, and I look forward to seeing more of you! Hugs!

  3. OH Elizabeth, it is great to see you back and posting again!! I am so glad you joined us for the Shining the Light challenge!! You have been missed!!! I so love all your cards!! I especially use of masking and the yellow green!! The poinsettia card with the masking is my fave!! Gorgeous work my friend!! I hope all is well and that you are now settled in your new home!!


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