Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Festive red and white

This is my cards for this week's Simply Stampin blog challenge - week 36. The theme is Snowflake Sparkle.

The stamp set I have used for the cards are 'Delicate doilies' and 'Contempo Christmas' both by Stampin' Up. I thought the style of the doilies stamps reminded me of delicate snowflakes. By using the red and white colour scheme I felt it gave it a festive feel.

For my first card (above) I stamped the doilies first with a clear VersaMark ink pad. I used red WOW embossing powder to heat emboss the stamped design. In the gaps I stamped the smaller doilies with a Real Red ink pad from Stampin' Up. I cut the design into three pieces and mounted them onto red card. I stamped the doilies onto the card blank with the Real Red ink pad. To finish I add a strip of ribbon. The greeting stamp is from the 'Contempo Christmas' stamp set.

My second card (above) I heat embossed the doilies images again. To finish this card I added a ribbon bow.


Alison xx said...

Beautiful cards, I love both of them. Clever use of the Delicate Dollies stamps. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

mags said...

Love these cards Georgina. Very striking.

kelly said...

I love how you've thought outside the box, choosing a different stampset, that you wouldn't normally think of as a christmas set!
Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin.
Kelly xx

Louise said...

These are gorgeous x

coops said...

stunning cards georgina.love the red and white, so classy :D

xx coops xx

Ruth M said...

Oooh, these cards are festive, fun and fabulous! Love the vibrant red and white combo, so crisp! Thanks for taking part in our 'Snowflake Sparkle' challenge and I hope we see you again at Simply Stampin' very soon! Ruth x