Altenew Xmas Trees – 3 cards

I’m sharing three cards today which I have made with my favorite stamp and die set by Altenew for this year’s Christmas release…I really like the size of the two trees in this set and once the front panel was ready,I just had to add the tree die cut and my cards were ready…how good is that..??

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For my first card I created the background on the front panel using a plaid stencil and black soot Distress ink and splattered some gold paint as well…I added a thin strip of red and gold glitter cardstock on one side and then stamped the sentiment using watermark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder…then using a rectangle cross stitch die to cut out the front panel and adhered it to a plain black card base….

On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped the large tree using parrot Altenew dye ink and then die cut it with the coordinating die and placed it on the card front using some adhesive foam…I added a die cut gold star at the top of the tree and adhered some gold star sequins to embellish my card..
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For my second card I chose a red glitter cardstock front panel and adhered it to a plain white card base….I then stamped the two trees from Altenew Night Before Christmas stamp set on a separate piece of white cardstock using parrot and olive dye ink and the die cut them and placed them onto the card front…
I then die cut snowflakes from white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the card and since the was so much glitter used on this card,I decided not to add any embellishments..

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My third card was quite fun to make as I did not use any traditional colours in this card…I first cut the front panel to size from deep blue glitter cardstock and then die cut the snowy background using falling snow die from Avery Elle…I added silver foil paper behind the front layer and adhered this panel to the plain white card base…
On a separate piece of white cardstock,I sponged in some Distress Oxide inks – wilted violet,salty ocean and peacock feather – and then die cut the tree using the larger tree die…I stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment on the tree and placed it on the card front using some adhesive foam underneath…
I then die cut stars from silver foil cardstock and adhered them to the tree and my card was ready

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I am entering this last card in the Altenew Year In Review Inspiration Challenge in which we could choose to create a card inspired by any of the inspiration photos from this year…I chose the colours from the April challenge for my card..
Thank you for visiting my blog today…Hope you will have a wonderful and blessed day ahead…Happy crafting..!!

Pri

Little Girl Decorating Tree & Pencil Colours On Black Card

The two cards I’m sharing today are very different from each other…because this year I have tried my best not to make two cards that are the exact same…until last year I was still making a big bunch of cards assembly line style and just a handful of other cards…which also means that I have taken a long time to create all my cards and am still making a few…hopefully with better planning and some experience from this year,I will be able to do a much better job next year… 🙂

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I have repurposed the stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Lila’s Heart and instead of Lila holding a heart,I have placed a bauble in her hand and it looks like she is decorating the tree…
I created the background using printed cardstock for this card and used a cross stitch rectangle die to cut out the front panel…I added a red and green fringe scallop border at the top of this panel and adhered it to a white card base..
Then using the Altenew Night Before Christmas tree die, I die cut a tree and sponged in some Distress inks..I have used twisted citron and peeled paint shades here and splattered a bit of water for effect…I adhered this tree to the card front and added the coloured in baubles to it as well as the gold star on the top…I added the little on the side using some adhesive foam strips for a bit of dimension…
I decided not to add any embellishments on this card and I didn’t add a sentiment either as I thought it would really crowd up the card…
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On my second card I have used Prismacolor pencils on black cardstock…I stamped and gold heat embossed the gift boxes as well as the sentiment and then coloured in on the images in various colours..I added some glossy accents on top and once dry,I adhered this panel to a textured yellow card base…
Although I can see the imperfections of my colouring in quite clear in the picture,they are not visible when I see it in person…I think I need to pay attention to the edges while colouring in…and sharpen those pencils too…ha ha..!!

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog…hope you will have a wonderful and blessed day ahead…happy crafting..!!
Pri