Monday, December 22

Celebrate the Season

I really enjoyed creating these cards and will probably make a few more before the year comes to a close.
 

I started off by tearing some white cardstock and layering it at the bottom of the card to form snow drifts.  I used a dauber and some bright yellow ink to add the "lamp glow" directly on to the base cardstock.  At first it looked mottled and horrible but after a few minutes it dried beautiful and smooth.  Next was the stamped sentiment followed by the lamppost die cut, which was fixed to the card with double-sided foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.  I glued the ribbon bow and sprigs of pine to the lamp and finished by adding a few snowflakes with an opaque white pen.

18 comments:

  1. So simple, Beccy, yet absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  2. Gorgeous cards Beccy.
    The very best wishes for a wonderful Christmas.

    Hugs,
    Carla

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  3. Lovely cards. Have a very happy Christmas

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  4. I will be lifting this idea for sure - lovely Beccy just lovely!

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  5. Great cards Beccy.
    I wish you and your family Merry Christmas !
    Karin
    xx

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  6. Truly so beautiful are your cards x

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  7. Gorgeous cards, Beccy! The way you created the light around the lamp post looks fabulous!

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  8. Such a lovely design Becky, fabulous!
    Have a great Xmas
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  9. Beautiful cards Beccy ...have a Merry christmas and a fantastic 2015..Loz

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  10. Beautifully done...Have Blessed and the Merriest Christmas with an exciting New year to come...
    I have enjoyed your blog and talent that you have kindly shared with us...

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  11. Beautiful Beccy, I love the lamppost die, can you tell me which brand of die it is. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2015.
    Rene from OZ xo

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    1. Hi Rene,
      It's a Tim Holtz Alterations (Sizzix) die called "Holiday Lamppost". There are quite a few other companies that also make lovely lamppost dies including Cottage Cutz, Joy! Crafts and Marianne Designs. Have a look at your favourite manufacturer to see what they offer.
      Cheers,
      Beccy

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  12. This is really A beuatiful card, Beccy. Love it!
    Cheers, Trees

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  13. Christmas with joy and a Happy New Year!
    Beautiful and bright cards.
    Cheers,
    Suzana

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  14. Beccy, what a beautiful design...may have to Case this one. I love lampposts and this makes a gorgeous Christmas card, especially love the glow of light. Pinning it to my board so I won't forget about it.
    Happy New Year.

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