Morning peeps and Happy Friday :)
Well we have a lot to get through here today so I’ll do me best to keep the waffle to a minimum and let the pics do the talking!!!
It’s that time of the week when we mosey over to the Just Magnolia challenge to see what’s happening and this week our theme is
White + One
So we want to see white plus one more colour of your choice for your papers and embellies and I’ve just realised as I am typing this that I have punched some leaves out of green card – doh!!!!!!!
Anyway, that apart, here is my card.
I did a bit of masking and sat Tilda on a bauble and coloured it all with Copics and Pro Markers. This was the other card I was talking about yesterday ie when I said that I’d mixed up the pens so I didn’t have a list of colours but I used the usual stuff for hair and skin and the pinks are from the RV Copics range and the greys are PM warm greys if that helps!!!
The colour I used was Pretty Pink – my fave by a mile cos I love the soft chalky feel it has.
I edged the image panel with some paper lace – I used the Magnolia Doo Hickey Tilda Lace die which you can get from Dies To Die For and *****confession alert**** made a bit of a pigs ear (is that BAD lol???) of it. Hence the covered up 4 corners.
But if you are going to cover something up, you might as well do it with something pretty, so I used some fab Wild Orchid Crafts blooms and the aforementioned errant holly leaves!!!!
OK so that is part 1 of this post :)
And now for part 2 :)
All this week, the Pink Petticoat Creative Team have been sharing our ideas for a Pretty Christmas and haven't they been gorgeous peeps. I have been blown away by the beautiful work – a real sight for sore eyes for sure.
So this is what I did.
Now you probably would have thought that I’d have gone for a pink colour palette, and I very nearly did, BUT at the last minute I decided to move away from the obvious/predictable and go for something a bit different.
So I used red.
It’s so striking when used with white and looks really pretty I think. And this card is so easy to make because the papers and image do the work, they really do.
The papers are from the Fairy Lights collection and the oh so sweet image is one of the new Tiny Christmas Treasures which I coloured with Copics and highlighted with Glamour Dust. They are approximately 1” high and perfect for using with punches and nesties etc and there are 24 different designs to choose from :)
A couple of MS Doily punched borders, a bit of ribbon and some bling and it was done.
Now a bit of a tut for you.
One thing that I’ll often do when sending cards is to line my envelopes, mainly because I hate putting the effort into making a card and getting it to look nice and then sticking it into a plain envelope :(
So this is a great way to bring the card and envelope together and I have got this down to a fine art now and can sort the envelope out in no time at all. So I thought I’d share it with you today. I’ve done this at card classes and workshops and it really is fool proof – it has to be or how else would I be able to do it!!!
So, excusing the not so good pics (naughty light again!!), here we go -
I hope you found that useful peeps :)
I think they look really nice together, and if you are a total matching freak like me, ……
… why not print out your paper, again don’t use your good stuff, and wrap your prezzies.
If you need a large sheet, just join enough sheets together until you have the right size.
Again I used another one of the Tiny Christmas Treasures to make the little tag.
Phew, it’s been a long post today so hugest of thanks for sticking with it if you’ve lasted this far lol!!!
Have a great day and see you tomorrow where there is something very special happening on the Wild Rose Studio front – there might even be a little giveaway …………….. ohhhh shhhhhhh!!!!
See you then and hugs to all xxx