Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Rock candy Christmas

I was sorta inspired by Sue Wilson on tv this morning, more like she gave me a kick in the right direction to get crafting and not buy anything!  I've made my first Christmas card of the year, it's A5 in size.

The JOY stamp is from a recent Sheena Douglas set stamped with perfect medium and heat embossed with gold before embossing the background using a snowflake embossing folder (possibly a do crafts one, the Sizzix one has the flakes closer together).    I dotted clear rock candy distress stickles all over the snowflakes.

The tag is cut from kraft card. For the background after diecutting the foliage I used the waste piece as a stencil and inked through with Iced Spruce distress ink and then embossed with wow white pearl powder.  I also used Iced spruce to lightly distress the snowflake background.  I think I finally managed to master the pine cone's die cut with a Sizzix alterations die, thanks to some great demonstrations :)  I frosted the edges of the cones with the clear rock candy distress.  I roughened the edges of the tag and distressed with iced spruce before adding some gold embossing.  Finally I frayed a scap of fabric and made a bow.

close up of pine cones


  1. I love the look of your card!! So very elegant, in an earthy way.

  2. this is fab love it I like to watch Sue Wilson she does inspire .Carolx

  3. nice, I like the gold and silver