I'm linking this post to tonight's PaperArtsy blog post on the new theme of 'Glitter'. You can pop over here. All the cards I've made for this particular blog challenge are intentionally simple, with my own little Grandfairies in mind! They are also full of glitter!
The stamps I've used to create all of these are made by Paperartsy, available here, and designed by 'Elenazinski Art', sets: ZA17 and ZA19, although I also pinched a couple of images from two earlier sets. I've explained this over on the PA blog. The first ones I made were these cute pop-up cards. These boxes are very easy to make. I found the instruction for these on the SCOR-IT-ALL website, but I'm pretty sure you can buy them ready made. The Zinski images are perfect for this type of card. I love these totem images!
Copic markers were great for colouring in these images, and they are easy to cut out. Add a bit of glitter and they are ready to be glued to the painted lolly sticks (bought cheaply from 'The Works'), and they were ready to be assembled.
These are cleverly constructed to lie flat for posting. I just have to find envelopes to fit now! An even more simple card to make was using the funny reindeer face that reminds me of a clown.
I used various dies to create these cards. The bauble is a Spellbinders die as is the inner, glittery ring/circle die. The holly is from a Tim Holtz Christmas die: Holiday Lampost from his Alterations sets by Sizzix. I've added a bit of glitter to the top attachment and on the reindeer face along with some 'Flower Soft' by Katy Sue designs, on his nose. I've used Crafty Njotions foil applied with Indigo Blu flitter glue on the inner ring. I've finished it all off by adding Ranger's stickles in Christmas red to create the berries on the holly, and a couple of red gems on his eyes. Oh and I added some Christmas words with a white gel pen. So easy.
Using ready made papers produces quick cards as I only had to colour in the images and add a border with my gel pens. However, as my dear Crafty friend, Linda Regan, well knows, I do find it hard to use any of the beautiful papers we both love to buy. My favourite papers are by Crafty Individuals and Pion papers, which I think are Swedish. I buy the Pion papers from WhichCraft. These are the ones I used on these cards.
These images are so cute. This is just one card made with the Pion papers. You can see the others I made over on the PA blog. I'm not sure if you are ready to start on your Christmas cards yet, but if you are, this fortnight's challenge theme on: Glitter, should definitely get you in the mood. Until next time...Thankyou so much for stopping by!