Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Cards

For these cards I cut a window in some white cardstock that I had embossed with snowflakes and mounted it onto a blue background mat and a flecked grey blank card. In the window I stuck a foil snowflake. I smushed some distress crackle paint clear rock candy in a sweep from the top left to the bottom right and let it dry. For the bird and reindeer embellishments I layered toilet paper onto a stamp with thinned school glue and let it dry in place. When removed I cut round the edges of the images. The reindeer stamp had some red ink left on it from a previous time and this came off onto the toilet paper. I filled the impression with crackle glaze and gave it a red stickles sparkle nose. The bird I sprayed with irridescent silver paint and coloured the berries with red stickles to make them stand out. After sticking these onto the cards I rubbed a small amount of blue stickles onto the embossed snowflakes at the bottom of the cards.

7 comments:

Sherry Edwards said...

Beautiful cards Paula, love the toilet roll embellishments - who would have known they were that! A great effect x

Jacqueline said...

Two really beautiful cards - thanks for joining us this week at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

What stunningly beautiful cards! What an absolutely fabulous technique--to use toilet paper! LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Val said...

Beautiful cards - and a technique I have not come across before. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM this week.
Hugs
Valxx

Nasir said...

The colors of this card are best in combination.

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Fliss said...

Really lovely cards Paula. Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

paulaexuk said...

Thank you ladies for your encouraging comments. Hope to be joining you on many more challenges.