Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Same, but Different

It's my turn to post on The Get Funky Inspiration blog today and I've made a
 of cards using the wonderful new Christmas downloads
 I will never be the sort of organised crafter who decides on a Christmas card design and sets up a bit of a production line to make them all - it would make my life easier I know, but it's never going to happen!

Anyway, I thought I'd have a go at making the same card, but using each of the two collections to give them a slightly different look - a little bit of a challenge for me, but an interesting experiment too.

I've used an embossing folder for the background, and as I've been playing around with an "embossing resist" technique I thought I'd add that to my design- so there's an un-embossed oval shape behind the trees.

The first card is made with papers from the "Sleigh Ride" collection and is on a white card base.  The  second uses "Silent Night" and I've used a soft creamy coloured card for the base

Materials and Tools
"Christmas Elegance" Embosiing folder and
 Fir Tree Die, both Crafters Companion
Silver and Gold Glitter card for stars
Tiny Star Punch
Scraps of ribbon to match papers
I do love these new Christmas collections from Funky Hand - I'm planning to use them for as many of my Christmas cards as possible - I can print these gorgeous papers out direct onto my cards, or paper, or my favourite way; on to white Bazzill.  I'm going to try printing some of the older paper collections on textured cardstock too - there are plenty of others in the Funky Hand catalogue to have some fun with!

Over the next few weeks there will be lots of new inspiration on the Get Funky Blog - we'll all be trying our best to show you how fab the papers and images are and how versatile they are too, so please pop over and take a look.


Kath said...

These are both lovely, Kathy. I would be pushed to choose a favourite. I like both the embossed paper and the Christmas tree die too.

Karen Gist said...

These are really pretty C cards Kathy! I love the embossing! xxx

Angelnorth said...

Lovely Christmas card design, the plain oval in the middle of the texture looks great!

Caroline said...

Love the embossing in these cards Kathy. I suppose I should really get on with some Christmas crafting!

Kaz said...

These are gorgeous Kathy, I love how you've embossed the backgrounds xxx