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Thursday, 6 October 2016

A little Bit of Autumn and a few Christmas Cards



Hi everyone, today I have my weekly DT make for Papermilldirect, an Autumn card made using their new Hopsack Textured card.  The texture made me think of artist canvas and I will be using it to create a few wall hangings later in the month.  



I love Autumnal shades and used distress inks in various colours on a strip of Hopsack card , stamped a large leaf across the strip and embossed with copper embossing powder, mounted this onto a strip of Mocha Brown then onto a square of the white Hopsack card.  The panel was attached to a card blank made with the Mocha Brown card.  Suede cord was tied round and through a button and a sentiment added to finish.

Here are a few Christmas cards made this week, this is the time of year I start making my cards.  I usually make CAS cards which are easy to batch make but this year I have quite a few more fussy cards made.



I have a cute robin die and had to add it to this CAS buff and white card.


Colouring on textured card can be difficult, I used distress crayons to colour the robin and blended distress inks on the Autumn panel which filled the uneven surface wonderfully.

14 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sylvia all your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Angela Dodson said...

Love your autumn cards and cute hristmas cards. The inking looks fab on the textured card and I really like the CAS styling with the robin die and buff card :) x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

beautiful works today Sylv. I love the colors of fall and the bird in white is so striking

Elaine said...

A great selection of cards and well done on getting ahead with the Christmas cards! Elaine x

Barbara said...

Love all of these, Sylv, especially the Robin in the die-cut. I have that Penny Black 'wreath' stamp but, of course, it hasn't seen the light of day yet.....as usual. Fabulous makes xx Have a nice weekend xx

Kathy said...

These are all fabulous cards, Sylv, but that Autumn one is especially stunning - I really love that one

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are all gorgeous and great designs Sylv
Gr Karin

Andree said...

A fabulous selection of cards. The autumnal colours are gorgeous and the Christmas cards all look wonderful xx

Avril Watson said...

Stunning cards Sylv, hugs xxx

Trace C said...

do like the autumn leaf card, the robin is different, I like the white and brown version, very striking

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Sylv, these are all gorgeous, love the autumnal card the colours are gorgeous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Cathy Clowes said...

What a wonderful set of cards Sylv. I particularly like the autumn leaves- the distressed background is so rich and warm. Cathy x

Katie Lamb said...

Lovely cards. The Robin one is my favourite

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wonderful cards xx