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:

Tieva Design said...

Wonderful cards!
Gabi

Jennifer said...

So simple, Beccy, yet absolutely gorgeous!!!

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely Beccy! Merry Christmas. x

carla said...

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

Hugs,
Carla

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Have a very happy Christmas

Gail said...

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

karin said...

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

Sandra H said...

Truly so beautiful are your cards x

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Teresa said...

Love how they turned out!

Jacee said...

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

Loz said...

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

cardchick's world said...

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...

Rene Stansell said...

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

Beccy said...

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

Theresia said...

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

Suzana Miu said...

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

Patti P. said...

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.