Sunday, 6 November 2011

Christmas Easel Card

Continuing on the Christmas theme...I really need to get my Christmas cards done, I send so many each year and can't believe that Christmas is now only weeks off. I have created this card using the following:

  • White card blank 14.5cm x 14.5 cm
  • Red, green and pink card to matt and layer image
  • Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers
  • Images stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Personal Impressions Christmas Bears, by Lindsay Mason
  • Great Impressions G350 stamp       
  • Coloured with promarkers in: Pine, Warm Grey 2, Powder blue, Apple, Cocktail Pink, Tulip yellow, Sandstone and Henna.
  • Embellishments: Dovecraft Fancy Snow self adhesive ribbons, Woodware Fluffy Stuff, Flower soft -Polar white, Glossy accents,  Cristal Glamour dust, Card designer -Laser cut snowflakes and punched snowflake using x-cut snowflake punch, Papermania shimmer dots.

I constructed the easel card and used the backing papers as a background. I stamped the Teddy Bear stamp then masked it to stamp over the village scene. Next I matted and layered the stamped and coloured images onto pink then red and green card. I used  ribbon wrapped around the matted and layered base and attached to the card. I also attached a piece of ribbon as show to the base and stamped a sentiment onto a rectangle of white card and attached this with sticky fixers to give some dimension and also so that the card will stand up as shown in the picture. I used glossy accents on to the sledge to give it some shine and paper pieced the bears hat and scarf with co-ordinating paper. I gave the impression of fur on his hat by using flower soft. I used fluffy stuff on the house roofs and the trees to look like snow, I glittered the laser cut snowflakes with glamour dust and punched a silver snowflake out of paper with my punch. All of the snowflakes have been embellished with shimmer dots. The whole card is quite glittery although it may be difficult to see in the picture! I love the colours of this card although I wasn't sure at first as they are not the usual Christmas colours. I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:



19 comments:

  1. Hello - Great card and love the teddy bear image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week. Good lick. Jeanette

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  2. This is fabulous card, and a lovely cute image Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

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  3. Great card for Christmas can't believe it's only weeks to go. Good luck and thank you for joining us at ready teddy go challenge. Gemma x

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  4. Maxine, this is such an adorable card, absolutely love the paper piecing.
    Thank you for joining in at Ready-Teddy-Go challenge this month.
    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

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  5. Such a cute image and a fabulous easel card...Lovely paper piecing to and the sentiment is so sweet....
    Mandy x

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  6. Hi Maxine I love the way you have combined to two stamps to make a really cute winter scene love Linda

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  7. Aw, this is adorable! I love the winter scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Ready-Teddy-Go this month.
    Clare x

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  8. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz! xxx

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  9. A wonderful easel card and I love your winter scene! Thank you for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Emma x

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  10. Such a cute easel card! Love your image!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Paper Piecing Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  11. Gorgeous Teddy image and love the background too!! A really cute card!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week and good luck in the prize draw, love Jacky x

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  12. Gorgeous card. The teddy image is perfect, and the sentiment is just right.

    Thanks for joining us RTG .

    Anne-Marie x x

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  13. Lovely, cute easel card :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  14. Ha, ha. Love it. Fabulous hat and scarf. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

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  15. Just popping back to say thanks for becoming my 200th follower :) It made my day! xx

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  16. Alison you are very welcome. Hadn't realised I was number 200! It's lovely to see all the other wonderfully creative blogs and helps to inspire me. Maxine. x

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  17. Oohhh great card love the image and the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Ready Teddy Go this month.
    Hugs Sally xxx

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  18. ohhhh I'm just loving your sledging Bear easel card, thanks for joining us at Ready-Teddy-Go this month
    hugs

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  19. Just so cute Maxine...! Thanks for joining us at RTG...and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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