Monday, 17 September 2012

Christmas Naturally

Hi everyone, did you all get a nice relaxing weekend?  I did, my darling Hubbie cooked Sunday dinner so that I could go off and create these cards for you today! (and before you ask, no I don't rent him out).



Materials used: Penny Black 'Christmas Cheer' 30-140, 'Winter Magic' 30-134 and 'A Bright Tomorrow' 30-130 transparent sets, Kraft and White Card, White Embossing Powder, Black and White Pigment ink, Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Brush Markers May Green 170 and Deep Scarlet Red 219, Ruby Red Liquid Pearls and Spellbinders nesting Squares.

The leaves from the Christmas Cheer set  and the baubles from the A Bright Tomorrow set were stamped in white ink on Kraft card and embossed and then coloured using the Big Brush Pens. The sentiments from the Winter Magic Set were then stamped in black ink.  This was then mounted onto a slightly larger square of white and then Kraft card.  The main square card blank was embossed using the Spellbinders nesting squares and then the stamped topper was added.  To finish off liquid pearl dots were added to the leaves.

There are only two days left where you can enter my Giveaway (details here) for an extra entry today please leave a comment at the end of this post.  But wait that is not all, there are more amazing goodies up for grabs all this week over at the Penny Black Blog here, to celebrate the launch of the new Winter Wonder Supplemental Catalog.

Wishing everyone a stress free week!

Hugs Cathy
x

20 comments:

Kaypeanut said...

I would never of thought of using Kraft for my christmas cards, but it's lovely. Beautiful, simple cards.

MaxineD said...

What stunning cards - I think they are amazing.
Blessings
Maxine

Paula (PEP) said...

Terrific with the kraft & white - especially with the embossing of the base card carrying the theme through to the toppers.
Paula (PEP)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! Crafting & home cooking (done by someone else!) - can't ask for a better weekend :) Please do call, I've been meaning to but keep forgetting lol x

Dawn said...

what fabulous cards Cathy. Love the look of the kraft on the white.

shirley-bee said...

Love the white embossing on kraft, and the dry embossing around the panels makes them really stand out.

Anesha said...

Two great cards, love the use of the kraft card.

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Cathy. Love them.TFS

Kailash said...

You are soo lucky to have a husband who can cook. That's just cute lol!! Your cards are beautiful, kraft on white always makes for a stunning effect!!!

Greta said...

Your cards are so appealing, Cathy--just the style I love! Beautiful work!

CinnamonSally said...

Both these cards are gorgeous Cathy, Love the Kraft!!

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Pankti said...

Great way to use kraft and white together... LOVE it...

Penny Ward said...

Adorable...I just love white stamped/embossed on Kraft card stock. So pretty!!

Denise Bryant said...

I like! :) Great combo of kraft and white with the Christmas colors! Simple stamp but so pretty with a bit of color!
DeniseB

RedGem said...

Excellent idea to use Kraft cardstock, especially framed on top of the white cardstock. I have to try the embossing technique I see it more and more, but yet to try it!

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

I really like the white embossing on these cards. Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie said...

Great holiday cards. I love the kraft and white together. Love how you framed it with the embossed square as well. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Eemeli said...

Simple and elegant. I love how kraft and bright white work so well together.
-Eemeli-

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW! These are gorgeous! I love how bright the red and green really make these cards!