Thursday, 20 December 2012

DT Project #2 featuring Hero Arts Believe stamp se...Carta Bella Christmas Day Collection, Hero Arts Believe stamp set

Hello everyone and welcome. Today I will be showing you my second and final project for this month....
Well, here we are, less than a week away from the big day. I don't know about you, but even though I don't consider myself a card maker as such, at this time of year my mind definitely turns to making some quick last minute cards, and I tell you, the Design Team Kit we are using is great for just that.
Here are the ones I made

I'll talk you through them one by one:

For this one I took one of the deep burgundy papers and ran it through one of my embossing folders. I then sanded the raised bits to bring out the embossing and reveal the white core of the papers. To call them papers is actually a misnomer I think as they have almost a card-stock quality to them. I matted it on another of the papers and then first on white and then burgundy card-stock. I embellished it with  a diecut, a ribbon and some other bits and pieces from my stash and of course the sentiment is one of the stamps that come with the kit. which I stamped in Archival Maroon Ink

Card number two was made in a similar way, by matting some of the papers, using a die cut behind the Santa image (fussy cut from just the cover of the collection!), one of the stamps, this time stamped in Library Green Archival Ink and the merry Christmas image, which is cut from one of the papers in the collection.

For the final card I used another bit of the burgundy paper from the collection, ran it through a different embossing folder, sanded the raised bits and then matted as before. Then, I know this is getting boring, I embellished with some die cuts and bits and pieces from my stash. The pretty bird in the center is not a stamp but one of the elements that comes with the collection.
That's it from me for this time, pfew, 3 more cards to cross off my list. Hope you liked them and don't forget to come back on Monday when Hels will show you some further examples of what you can do with this wonderful kit.
Well, before I leave you I'd like to say a big thank you to all of you, - followers and visitors and also to my lovely teamies, you are all stars! And our bosses, well I can tell you THEY ARE THE BEST!!!
Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful festive season and I look forward to seeing you again in the new year.
Until then, - stay crafty!