Thursday, August 15, 2013

With Sympathy and a Vintage Christmas card.

Yes two cards to share tonight.  First up a sympathy card I made yesterday.   I got a new set of Spellbinders dies.... A2 curved borders and just had to try them out.

With Sympathy

I put two of the dies together ~ one edge cuts and one cuts and embosses.  I cut some PP to go underneath.  I masked off the die cut piece and added some flowers from a Unity Itty Bitty stamp.  I did a 2nd generation stamping to give a bit of dimension.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set.  

My second card, I made in the weekend.  I was tidying up my scrap pile and found the printed vintage Santa.

Vintage Christmas

 I don't remember where I got the image...but had printed it out a few times onto some card.  I trimmed the image and added a little bit of embossed card (also from the scrap pile)  I then layered over red card.    The PP is from a  pack of vintage Christmas paper which has lost it's cover... it is so pretty though.  I made the little roses with some creamy yellow painted watercolour paper and a punch.  The leaves are a MFT die, that I added Vintage Photo ink around the edge.   The ribbon is pre-printed with the words and worked beautifully on the card.  I've adding this to the Holiday Card Challenge at Moxie Fab World.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I really appreciated all of your visits.  


Dotty Jo said...

Two beautiful cards Dawn, I love the die cut on the first one! Jo x

joy said...

Such pretty creations, Dawn! The new border die is gorgeous and I like your Christmas card, too.

Lisa said...

Beautiful sympathy card- love the soft colors and the font on that sentiment is so pretty!
The Xmas card is so fun- those vintage photos are always so special :)

Sue Butler said...

Hello Dawn
You have just sold me that curved border die, it is fabulous, and a most gorgeous card, it must be one of my favourites of yours so far, and your Xmas card is great too.

MaxineD said...

Really pretty cards Dawn - love how you have used the curvy die!

sheila said...

Hi Dawn...I love both of your cards. The sympathy one is just soft and gentle. And the Christmas one rocks! I love the vintage touches and your roses look great.

Greta said...

Oh wow, Dawn! These are so lovely--both of them! The new dies are really neat & I love how you used them!

Virginia L. said...

That Sympathy card is gorgeous! I love the muted colors for the design. As for the Christmas card? I just started to make one today. You just got me inspired!

Arlene said...

I love the cut of the border and this is a beautiful card to send as a sympathy card.

Then that wonderful vintage Santa is great. Your flowers are just gorgeous.

Maureen Morton said...

Busy fingers, DAwn! Love both of these. The first is so delicate - love that die combo. And, the second one is so vintage. Those flowers you made seriously rock.......wish you would do a video for us. Thanks for sharing.