Thursday, 4 September 2014

Nordic Style I Love Christmas Card

This card is made using a 6ins x 6ins Kraft Card blank
Nordic I Love Christmas Card.I know I am on a tight crafting budget, but I just could not resist treating myself to this Trimcraft 6” x 6” First Edition Nordic Christmas paper pad, I have to say it is one of the prettiest Christmas pads I think I have ever used, I love the way that the patterns are in proportion for making the size of cards I make, and I love the colours and all the patterns.  I don’t think there is a page I wouldn’t use.  Some papers have a fabric finish, some are pearlescent and others are double sided.  I know this pad will owe me nothing by the time Christmas arrives ……..
FEXPAD15_thumb2 ….. especially as I have discovered it has pages that need the minimal of fiddle farting to turn into a beautiful card.
Nordic I Love Christmas CardAll I have done is trim the page down and then mat and layered it first on red card and then on silver mirri card to fit the 6” x 6” card blank. From there I added two red glitter hearts to cover over the original printed hearts, put a little translucent micro glitter on the writing and tiny red flat back gems and pearls in of the spaces between the pattern and finally a little faux stitching using a white gel pen round the edges of the matting and card base. It’s the sort of card I would love to receive as it’s so delicate.
Nordic Style I love Christmas Card.  First Edition Nordic ChristmasThere are three pages like this in the pad, when I make up the other two I think I will mat and layer one on a red card blank and the other on a blue one to give them a slightly different look.