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!

19 comments:

butterfly said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards - love the papers, and those dies are absolutely amazing! Love the doorway! Making that kit look very tempting, Astrid!
Alison xx

scrappymo! said...

These cards are just lovely! Love the doorway and the pretty die cuts you chose.
You get a lot of mileage from that collection!

Marisa Job said...

Wow! These Christmas cards are just gorgeous!! Love all the pretty details!!

Barb Cady said...

A lovely set of cards, will grace any mantlepiece! A Happy Christmas to you and all the lovely peeps at Snazzys! May you all have a lovely crafty 2013, xx

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Alison Wright said...

Gorgeous cards Astrid - I was thinking about this kit - now I've made up my mind. Stunning creations. Thank you for your huge inspiration. Alison

snazzyoriginal said...

Astrid your cards are always so beautifully detailed with so many different textures and elements - don't think 'quick' covers it somehow lol! Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Maryann said...

These cards are just stunning Astrid. I just love them all, but especially the one with the window is just hitting my heart so hard. It´s just over the top gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Beautiful papers, beautiful die cuts, beautiful cards!!

Redanne said...

It is a beautiful kit Astrid and what you have done with it is wonderful - just love your gorgeous cards. Hope all of you at Snazzys have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Hugs, Anne x

Bärbel said...

Das Kit ist wunderbar, Astrid; die Karten, die Sie damit gezaubert haben sind tolle Inspirationen und die Idee mit dem Fenster und dem Santa davor finde ich absolut fantastisch!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful cards that exude gorgeous warmth. Nicola x

craftimamma said...

Astrid, these are gorgeous and I'm lucky enough to have the third one proudly displayed in my home. You've made fabulous use of the papers and other elements from the DT kit and they lend themselves very well to all the different techniques. A lovely finale to your DT year. See you again in 2013!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Pat said...

These cards are really beautiful. Lucky recipients I say
Pat

Dorthe said...

OH Astrid ,they are so beautiful, and so real old fashioned christmas like-which I love.
That red is wonderful, and the dies makes your cards so fantastic and special. The old man in the door is my favorite :-)
Thankyou for all the links, I will certainly visit, when time "comes back" in January.
Hugs,Dorthe

Gillian .... said...

This kit has been perfect for christmas cards, all three are beautifully detailed. Have a wonderful festive season Astrid.xx

Sylvia Blum said...

Ohhhh WOW, your cards are AMAZING, Astrid! I'm in LOVE!!!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us... I always feel so inspired by your work!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Amber Hickey said...

Hello Astrid it's Shirley's grandaughter, Amber. I love these cards there so festive :) thank-you so much for the Christmas tag you sent me and my grandma, she loved the napkins and the colours you used are lovely too!

MERRY CHRISTMAS :-)

Lots of love, Amber xxxxxxxx

Minxy said...

Totally Beautiful cards, executed perfectly x Happy Christmas chick x