Saturday, October 27, 2018

White (and Gold) Christmas

Well, I finally got back on to my blog... I have a couple of very simple Christmas cards to share today, with the common theme of being Gold and White - and being from last year. 
The first one is using an image I got from the internet, printed on linen card using a laser printer then foiled using Deco Foil and a laminator.  Matted onto gold card and mounted on foam dots.  I used a digital sentiment from (the now sadly defunct, sob) Digistamp Boutique and gave it the same foiling treatment, again matted on gold card and popped up on foam dots, two layers for the sentiment panel
The second card uses plain white card, the background is embossed with two embossing folders; the bottom with a freebie I got in a magazine, the top with a Couture Creations folder (Tied Together) - It looks a bit unfinished in the photo, but it looked better IRL.   I cut the gold card circle with a L'il Inkers Stitched Circle Die - It's actually the "negative" of the circle I cut for this card... the great things about these dies is there are stitches on both side of the cut line, so both "inside" and "outside are usable.  The white Merry Christmas die with the snowflakes I've had for ages, can't remember where I got it.
The third card incorporates elements of both the first two cards, this time I used a kraft card base and plain white cardstock.  
I used the same image (foiled using the laminator) mounted this time on a kraft mat cut and embossed using a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die (the image panel was cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die, and embossed the whole background panel using the Sizzix folder, I added gold "pearls"... well, flatback thingys :-) from my stash to the intersections of the diamonds.  The sentiment, a digi, is from Pink Petticoat, their Traditional Christmas Greetings 1 set (I think it's no longer available) was given the foil treatment... not that it shows in the pic, lol
That's it for my three cards.  I would like to enter in the following challenges:
I am super busy (what's new?) at the moment, making a couple of cakes for my lovely neighbour... she is 90 and so "together", I just love her :-)  I will try and get back soon to get some of my drafts stuff... well OUT of Drafts :-))
Until Then, Happy Crafting, Donna

15 comments:

cass said...

All three are gorgeous, but my favourite has to be the top one, it is amazing. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional: For someone special" Challenge.

Shirley-Anne said...

Lovely use of dies and embossing folders for these creations .Thanks for sharing with us here at http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
Good luck with your entry and hope we see more of you soon .

Shirley-Anne DT

Evelyn said...

Gold and white is so elegant, and the images and designs you chose really showcase the elegance.

Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Carole said...

Three brilliant makes Donna...love all that gold filing...so professional.x

Monica C. said...

Your cards are so elegant, I love all of them.
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful makes!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty Christmas cards - thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

sendasmile4kids said...

Stunning cards! Love all the gold foil (wish I had the patience). I, too, was a big fan of DigiStamp Boutique. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Stunning white and gold creations!

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Rijacki

TTCRD DT
Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Ann-Marie said...

What a beautiful selection of cards, love the gold and white, very elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)

Anna said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs,
Anna DT

Julia Sandvoss said...

These are absolutely beautiful cards featuring our Deco Foil! We'd love to share if you'd give permission!

kReN said...

Love the gold elements! Great project! kReN@afourthlife, Crafty Creations DT

Kelley said...

All so lovely and elegant! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges! ~Kelley DT

Melanie said...

A lovely Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use purple” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)