Friday 18 November 2011

At Last - Christmas Cards

Well, tag cards - close enough!  Hello!  As Christmas is almost upon us (or it feels like it!), I thought I should make a start, so I've made a couple of cards for the other two finance ladies I work with - they will be pleased, as they never got one at all last year (I was sooo late)!!!

I made these tags using Tim H's technique highlighted in the 12 Tags Of Christmas 2009, Day 7, and featured at Studio L3 last week - thank you Linda, I've not seen the 12 tags of Xmas before!  I really wanted to play in this challenge, but was too late unfortunately.  I've used the same technique on both tags, detailed step-by-step in the link above, however I used acetate to make the mask and sprayed a little stick n spray on back, as I don't have the proper TH mask sheets.
Tag Card #1

After stamping the image, I stamped flourishes with acrylic paint, added lighter shades of DI, masked main image and added darker shades of DI, stamped background text then blotted acrylic flourishes with damp tissue.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed in a gold metallic.

Tag Card # 2
Both tags have been mounted onto Kraft cardstock which I've cut to size and inked the edges.

The main image is from  Crafty Individuals, the background scrip/text stamp is from an Andy Skinner set called Simply Angelic from the Craft-Room, and the flourishes are from La Blanche.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Card #1:   Do You Stack Up - A Splash of Blue,  The Artistic Stamper - Backgrounds,
Tando Creative Challenges - Blue and Brown

 Card #2Art Impressions Stamps - Red, Green & Metallic, Card and Scrap - Traditional Christmas Colours, The Artistic Stamper - Backgrounds

I'm off the mark at last (apart from making the envelopes!)!!!

I hope you like them.

Maria x


Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow this is gorgeous ! Did I mention I love CI stamps ! Great techniques on here and love the nostalgic feel it has ! The colouring is superb as is the masking. Am of to London tomorrow and your gift is ion the post hope you enjoy !


hazel said...

Fabulous tag cards Maria, great backgrounds and image.
xxx Hazel.

Deloris said...

Lovely tag! Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper challenge this month

WencheP said...

This is beautiful, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Zoechaos said...

Great tags Maria you have made a great job of TH's idea here. The 12 tags thing seems to go on every year if you keep an eye on his blog you should be able to join in this year!

Thank you for sharing your blue & brown tag with us at Tando Creative XOXO Zoe

Anne Fenton said...

Great tags....I love them. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Impressions.

Unknown said...

Super looking tags

kitten DYSU team

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous backgrounds on both your tags :)
Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Angelnorth said...

These both look great, looks like you had fun in the process, too! Thanks for joining us at Tando Creative Challenges this month!

Carol Plume said...

what great tags...they are sure to bring elegance and style to your parcels this year...fab technique too.

Thank You for sharing at Tando Creative this month.

Di said...

Oh my, what beautiful tags, thank you for joining us over at Tando Creative Challenges.