Monday, 2 December 2013

Love, Joy and Peace at Christmas

Hi all, Jennifer here again,

Hope everyone is well and managing to stay warm and cosy in this cold weather.   Today I would like to share a card I made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in July 2012 and uses their Owls Embossable and Black Stars Sparkle Medium.

Make a base card from black shiny card.   Matt some red card onto the black, leaving a border of the black showing.   Take a piece of black card and using a paint brush and the red and yellow Silkies, paint stripes across the card, leaving a little of the black card shining through.

When dry, lay the embossable on top and spread the Sparkle Medium over it using the spatula.   Carefully lift off the embossable and leave to dry.   When dry matt this onto the red card.   Colour another piece of black shiny card as before and from that cut out two small, one medium and one large circles.     Using the black ink pad stamp the cottage onto the large circle and glue to a large black circle.   Stamp the word 'peace' onto the medium scalloped circle again using the black ink pad.   Stamp the words 'joy' and 'love' onto the two smaller scalloped circles and  glue these onto the slightly larger black circles.

Fix all the circles to the card front adding the red ribbons leading from each word across to the cottage circle.   Cut out a black key using the Marianne Design Die.   Fix to a red bow and glue to the top red ribbon.

Using the Marianne Poinsettia Die, cut out and emboss the flower from red card.   Rub lightly over the petals using black soot distress ink and add a little Black Stars Sparkle Medium to the petals.   Glue the poinsettia to the top left of the card and add a black gemstone to the flower centre.   Glue two more gems to the left-hand edge and another two to the right-hand edge.

Well that's it friends, card finished hope you like it.  Take good care of yourselves and keep snug and warm until my next blog.   Thank you for visiting our blog and  for all your lovely comments they mean a great deal to us all.

Big Crafty Hugs
Jennifer xxx


  1. fabulous colours and gorgeous stamps - wonderful card Jennifer x

  2. Hello Rachel, thank you. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. This is gorgeous. Love the owls on the background and the red and black together is very striking.

  4. Thank you very much Mags. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. These are so awesome. Love the products. They all came out beautiful! Now I have to pull my paste's out!! thanks, sue

  6. Hi Sue H,
    Thanks for your nice comment. I'm so pleased my cards have inspired you to get out yours pastes again. We all have products tucked away in draws etc., which we have forgotten about lols! me included. Happy crafting. Hugs Jennifer xx


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