Monday, 14 July 2014

Christmas in July

At the beginning of the year I signed up for another challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. This challenge is called Christmas Card Challenge 2014 and is a way of getting my Christmas projects done through out the year. I like all things Christmas so enjoy working on a project or two every month.  Having family living overseas I have to post their Christmas gifts at the end of October and cards need to go sometime in November so it’s good to be organized as somehow these deadlines creep up on me so quickly.
Each month on this forum, we are given a new challenge. Sometimes I take part but often I just do one of the hundreds of ideas I have saved and post that. This month the challenge is to use something to do with America’s Independence Day celebrations i.e. red, white and blue or fireworks.
I have done one of each.
These cards are small measuring 6.5cm x 7cm

The first card is for the red, white and blue challenge.

I loved this cute owl paper which was a free download from Craftyferret. I stuck it onto some card stock before I used my oval die to cut it to size, I wanted a thicker look to the ovals. I used a plain blue section of the off cuts to print the sentiment. Unfortunately I did not have the correct size die for the white backing so I did this by hand. To complete I used a corner punch and a white gel pen to faux stitch around the edge.

 ... and the second one is for the fireworks section of the challenge.

The glitter doesn't show up very well but in real life it is quite shiny on the red sections of the strips.

I randomly cut a strip of green card stock at a slight angle for the trunk of the tree and then using my guillotine cut five red and white stripes for the tree. 
The kraft card stock is the cover of an old school exercise book.

Neither of these designs are my own, unfortunately I am unable to give credit where credit is due as I have misplaced their original creators. Should you recognize either card please let me know and I will rectify this immediately. 

Spellbinders Nestabilities classic ovals small die cuts
Gel pen in white
Corner Punch
Glitter: Glitzin' Red
Paper: Owls from Craftyferret Owl in Santa hat
           Red and White Strip: Google images

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