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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My First Christmas Cards Of 2016

I've batch made these Christmas cards for the Rudolf Days Challenge and also to get a head start on my cards for December 2016. I'm lucky to have a foiling machine, which I really don't use enough, so with this in mind I thought why not make some Christmas cards with it. The images that I printed where from NSR Snowflakes and Sparkles by MCS printed onto some white smooth card. Four images to a sheet and two sheets. Then I popped both through the foiler, one with Silver and one with Gold. After they had finished and cut to size I used a blending tool and various colours of distress inks on the backgrounds. I mounted the gold onto gold mirri card and the silver onto silver mirri card, then onto an A6 white card blank. Now I have eight cards ready and waiting for the end of the year.







Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

18 comments:

rachel said...

woweeee sue - these are amazing - well done you clever lady. big hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Some really gorgeous creations here, love the images and the different colour ways.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

These are all so pretty/You are a gem at foiling! I think my fave is the sort of modern looking image with the drift and snowflakes!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Liz said...

You've made a great start with your Christmas cards. These are really beautiful. xx

aussie aNNie said...

You have been a busy bee my friend. Gorgeous cards and I just love the images and papers chosen..xx {aNNie}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, great to get a head start. I tend to start in about July and usually have cards left from previous year. I hope you are doing well, it's very busy here, Shirleyxx

sally said...

Busy girl! Some lovely creations you've got going there :-)

Sally

Felicie said...

They are all so beautiful Sue.A good start for your Christmas cards.
Greetings
Felicie

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your foiling looks gorgeous with that mirri card paper. So shiny and elegant. Foiling gives Christmas cards the perfect look. I haven't heard of foiling in a long time and now twice in less than a week!

Brenda said...

Oh my Sue, these cards are gorgeous!! I wish I had a foiling machine. lol Your foiled images are so pretty and I love that you inked the backgrounds too. Just look at all that shimmery foil, beautiful! And now you are off to a great start with your Christmas cards fr 2016! Thank you for your lovely visit! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

These are gorgeous cards! Well done on your foiling. The foil added so much sparkle to already lovely designs...and good for you, at getting such a head start on your Christmas stash too! TFS & Hugs.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Hey Sue , you did make a great start making new Christmascards, beautiful, elegant , chique, I really love this kind of cards!!

Have fun!
Maria

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Sue and I especially like the pink one with it's lovely image and calligraphy. The adition of gold on them gives them a real, classy feel and they all look fabulous. Well done to you on getting such a head start. x

Carol L said...

I've never heard of a foiling machine, but these cards look gorgeous! Well done!

Viv's Visuals said...

Look at you with all these cards made! Well done for getting well on the way for Christmas - I have made the grand total of

1

!!!!!!

Kathyk said...

WOWser, what a fabulous haul of cards, thanks so much for entering the current Rudolph Day challenge

Kathyk
Guest Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

Aquarius said...

A great start to your Christmas cards for the end of the year - well done. The foiling works so well for these and it is good to use the 'gadgets' which we often buy and which get left unused from time to time - I'm guilty of that I know!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful foiled cards!! Love the designs you have used!! Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge DT