Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Cards to post easily

I am getting the last of my hand made cards done to go in the post, but already I have heard of some of you who have had to pay extra because of a few embellishments etc, so I have made this card with the idea of keeping it as flat as possible but wanting it to have lots of texture and interest in my usual vintage artsy way.
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First I cut some music paper, distressed the edges and inked them with broken china and walnut stain distress inks.
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I chose some patterned paper and cut it to the size of an embossing folder and ran it through Tim’s Christmas Words EF (you could choose any you already have). I dipped it in brushed corduroy distress stain, dried it and then sanded it. Next I blended broken china DI over it and finished by edging it with walnut stain.
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The textured sentiment is a sizzix die and embossing folder cut and embossed in kraft card, dipped in several brown stains and dried. I ran the gathered twigs distress ink pad over it, dried it and sanded like the background.
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The large snowflake was die cut and given the same treatment as the background, dipped, blended with blue then edged with walnut stain and I punched some snowflakes to add more interest.
The sentiment label was diecut and run through the matching embossing folder. I dipped it into distress stains, dried and sanded the raised surface. You can see each time they look different. The sentiment is Tim’s.
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To finish off I added a strip border edged with walnut stain.
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I still have a few more cards to make and must get them in the post asap.

Hope you have a good week and as this is the last time I shall be here before Christmas I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

hugs Brenda xxx

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8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always Brenda, i made chalkboard cards this year to keep postage costs down.

    Have a wonderful time over the festive season and a happy, healthy & prosperous 2015.

    Big hugs & thank you for all your amazing inspiration during 2014:-) xxx

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  2. It's GORGEOUS, Brenda ... as always, thanks for sharing

    Kathyk

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  3. Really love all the elements you have used putting this lovely card together.

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  4. Simply gorgeous! So many times I almost bought that embossed label set and now wished I had. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. A real beauty, Brenda - maybe one of my favourite cards I've seen this year!
    Alison xx

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  6. Lovely, distressed and vintage look. Hugs, Pauline x

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  7. Gorgeous card Brenda! Very Vintage! I'm loving the sizzix sentiment die. Karen,x

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