Friday, 5 October 2012

Christmas Cards - 1

 This is the start of my Christmas Cards that I have made for Overseas Postage, 2012.  Where possible I have tried to keep the depth of the card to a minimum thus with a bit of luck I should be able to keep the cost of postage down.

This has proved to be a challenge for me as I like the layer and 3D effect in cards as I think it gives dimension and lifts the card to another level.

Anyway here is the first of the cards.  This is a pre-cut aperture card, and I have covered the opening with some velum that I embossed using the Cuttlebug snow fall embossing folder.  The decoupage I have used a small Christmas corner with a maximum of two layers.

This card I have used a simple triangle fold card.  This allows a square section of the card to stand out on its own.  It is very effective and just gives the card that little bit of magic.  What I like about this shape (and the instructions for this can be found on the Joanna Sheen tutorials page) is that I have managed to reduce the size so that it will fit in a normal square sized envelope.

The gold ribbon I picked up from a dollar shop and the holly flourish is cut from a Cheery Lynn Die.  The  white tape is from Marianne Design.  And the decoupage is from some things that I have lying around from last year.