Wow... what a week!
I hope you have all had a better week than me...
I've felt so under the weather (and a bit sorry for myself) so I find the best remedy is... to do MORE crafting lol.
So I'm super excited to share this weeks' Blog Post with you... I was so determined to get it completed, which has been a challenge, but I got there ;-)
Thanks to the love and best wishes from friends, but especially the Design Team who have been with me every step of the way!
The Shopping List for this card can be found at the bottom of the page.
Now, for this weeks' card, I felt like I wanted minimal colour, so I went for a monochrome theme.
I personally like an alternative to traditional Christmas cards, and this has a universal appeal, no matter who you are sending it to!
Building Your Card
To begin with, I took a sheet of A4 black card, folded and scored it in half.
You will be trimming this down, but not until a little bit later.
Next, using some white card, cut out the outer frame to Sue Wilson's Mosaic Bauble Die Set.
Once you have done this, run your Mosaic Bauble Frame back back through your machine centrally on top of this piece. This can now be stuck onto a sheet of Holographic Silver Rainbow Card and then trimmed down.
As you can see we have a silver centre piece that has to be carefully removed using a craft knife and metal ruler (unless you have a dab hand and free hand cutting).
Now set this frame aside for the moment.
For the next step, take your Festive Frames - Twas The Night Die; cut the outer frame in black card and the inner die in white card, and glue together. The verse from this set can also be cut out in white card.
Now get the frame and turn it over, and apply some glue along the inside of the frame, and then glue the Twas The Night die. Cut onto the frame making sure its facing outwards.
Once dried, the frame be glued onto the folded black card base. (Make sure it is level all the way round the two sides and bottom).
Now this is where you need to cut the card down, by removing an extra slice from the top of the card to ensure all of the sides are level.
Decorating Your Card
Here is the next part which is the fun, and where you get to be creative....
Cut several of the sprigs from your Sue Wilson Festive Foliage Pieces Die Set.
Do the same again, but this time a die from Creative Expressions' Finishing Touches Collection.
I have chosen the Finishing Touches Olive Branch Die Set. (You could use any of the Finishing Touches Collection if you wish). Apply these to the corners of your card.
Next, for that lovely detail, add some pearls using the Cosmic Shimmer Black 3D Pearl Glue.
(Be careful with this, as mine ended up looking like actual olives lol).
The glue can slide down in between the foliage.
The final touch is the Santa Key, which I painted using a silver pen, and a black ink pad (a black pen is just as good). Once done, stick this onto the front of your card using Pinflair Glue.
Voila... Your card is complete!!
Such a great and easy card to make, which will be loved by whoever you decide to send to.
If you have been inspired by this make, and decide to have a go at your own Monochrome design, we would love you to share it on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.
Well I hope you enjoy making this card as much as I have....
Have a fantastic week - whether it be sun, rain or both; and I look forward to sharing my next card with you all very soon!