Monday, November 23, 2009

Pink and Blue Christmas

A couple more of the Christmas cards using my lovely papers. I'm totally happy with my Joy card but the other one is a bit iffy. I tried Jak Heath's technique of using the Diamond Dust over acetate snowflakes. Unfortunately mine are certainly not as good as Jak's. I know you can't see them very well. I had a terrible time with this card. It took ages and the snowflakes at one stage were going in the bin. Anyway, they are there now and I know I need more practice at them. If you want to try these, be careful as the acetate isn't easy to punch.
The sketch I used for this card is from the Inspirational Card Sketches blog # 43.
I love my lace and ric rac but had to put a piece of blue underneath to make that feature stand out. The wreath has been silver embossed with little bling placed over the stars. I can't put a link to where I purchased the lace and ribbon I used on this card but it was from the UK and the US.

The Joy card sketch is a version from one of Francie's cards that she was making on the stamping weekend. This card came together really easily compared to the other one. The little pot the Christmas tree is in, is just punched from the border of the MME papers. I thought it a perfect way to recycle the bit I would normally throw away. I managed to make the Christmas Tree using Francie's idea with a punch.
Thanks for looking and once again, a big thank you to all who take the time to comment on my blog.


Alicia said...

Hi Leigh,
I am loving your pastel coloured Christmas cards. They are gorgeous!
Alicia xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful cards - sooo Christmassy even in these non-traditional colours.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are both wonderful Leigh!!! The colours are gorgeous, great design and I love all the textiles!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Leigh, Both of these cards beautiful, love the colours and papers.
The snowflakes on the acetate looks wonderful. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Leonie said...

They were worth the effort Leigh, they are both so pretty!

Lynette said...

That first card is very beautiful, and the second card is very pretty! They are both wonderful!!

Mandy Schiller said...

Love the cards Leigh! I love the non traditional colours I think they just make the cards...


Jean McKenzie said...

I am loving the pink and blue colours for Christmas!! Your cards are beautiful Leigh!

Kylie said...

WOW Leigh, both your cards are STUNNING!
Love the colours and loving your bow!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X