Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The Special Christmas Cards

 Here's a really special card I made for my Brother, John, who loves donkeys!  I got this stamp from a well known auction site as it was perfect for him!  The style of card is a 'box style' one and I've not made one before but it was fairly easy once you have the CS scored.  As it's Christmas it has lots of embellies on it of course, and also after the photo was taken I added some glitter to the holly leaves as well.
Another special card, this time for my Auntie Rita - as you can tell from the photo!!  I made the circular sentiment myself on the PC and then used my die cuts to make the shapes around it.  Again, I've never made a "casecade card" before, this is my first attempt and it turned out better than I hoped it would!  The images on it are a freebie from a Craft Magazine, and the embossing is the one and only Christmas one I have.  It worked out really well and I made the reverse part of the card into one that opens out like a normal card so I could put a lovely verse in it.

The next time I do these, it will be back to normal cards instead of Christmas.  Why does it go so fast?? 



Lydia La La said...

They are really unusual, Karen. I like them but then I love all your cards. Hope it's not raining and miserable over in England. xo

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Karen

Just responding to your question on my Snippet 53 post . . . the pretty border is by Memory Box and is called "Spring Border".

Sarn xxx