Monday 23 December 2019

Vintage Christmas Cards

Hello, dear friends! Today I'd like to show you my two recent vintage cards with foamiran poinsettias. There are just few days left until Christmas and I still have so many unrealized ideas for Christmas cards :) Among them has been this one with winter window hiding behind lacy curtains. Ok, now it's done! :) Hope you like it!

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Friday 20 December 2019

Sweetest Christmas - a box frame diorama

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year filled with love and joy. Today I am sharing with you a reverse box frame project using the Sweetest Christmas collection by Mintay Papers. The pinks in this collection may not be a traditional Christmas colour palette but the sentiment behind the collection is totally right for this time of year when sweet treats aplenty fill our cupboards and the children's Christmas Stockings.

To start this project I chose a window frame by. The frame was covered with white gesso and then a layer of copperwax brushed over the top. The frame was then adhered to a piece of paper from the paper pack. Once the paper was glued in place I used a craft knife to trim it up to the edges of the frame.

The box frame was lined using paper from the same collection and a layer of lace added along the top border - My frame was more than 12" tall but the gap has been hidden by cutting a strip of drawers from the paper pack and adding these top and bottom (as shown) and the side pieces covered with contrasting pink paper. Three pieces from the topper sheet were cut out and added to the left side of the back ground before the frame was tucked into place using large pieces of cardboard to lift it forward.

The papers are perfect for fussy cutting elements - these were cut from the back of the front paper of the pack with additional elements cut from the topper sheet page. The fussy cut elements were shaped using a bone folder and ball tools to give them depth and adhered to the bottom of the piece.

To frame the top of the piece I used a long garland of Santas socks adding fussy cut Santa faces to the ends and some red and white "peppermints" also cut from the paper pack to further embellish.

I felt that the central frame still looked a little bare and added my title by layering a frosty moments chipboard frame with fussy cut elements and some pieces of ivy leaves from the set wandering ivy decors. Additional pieces of the ivy  were tucked into the embellishments at the bottom of the frame.

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Wednesday 18 December 2019

Have a magical Christmas card

Oh how I love fussy cutting. It is the most relaxing thing in the world for me and my favorite technique. Do you like fussy cutting?

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Monday 16 December 2019

Foamiran Poinsettias in Alternative Colours

Hello, dear friends!
Today I'd like to show you a batch of my handmade foamiran poinsettias created to match one of recent Christmas paper collections. I enjoy creating them so much! Absolutely love this process of picking up the colours form a paper to make perfect match! 

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Friday 13 December 2019

Christmas snowy lantern

Hi dear 14 Craft bar friends,

Every year I wait so impatiently for Christmas season, just so I can make all my projects snowy and magical. I love to play with mixed media supplies to create a snow. This time I paired it with gorgeous Mintay Papers "Home for Christmas" collection and with some fabulous leaves and flowers. 

My first step was to add some snow to my lantern with the help of a texture paste, some artificial snow and some glitter. 

Then I did some fussy cutting with gorgeous Mintay Papers from "Home for Christmas" collection. I attached them to my lantern and then started adding some gorgeous leaves, pine cones and some flowers.

Here are some detailed images for you to enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed my today's inspiration. See you soon with some more Christmas and Winter magic.

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