Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Noel Christmas cards

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today.  I did lots of colouring over the first few days of June for Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day colouring challenge.  I have also been spending some time working out how to use my ScanNCut and had found a great Noel text image, I wanted to try out on a card.  I set it up in Brother Canvas and decided I wanted to use it as an Eclipse card.  So I decided to stamp and colour a background to die cut.

I stamped the Hero Arts Poinsettia several times and coloured it.  I then cut it with the ScanNCut.  I cut several more white die cuts and one out of dark green card so I could layer the sentiment when I laid it back in the negative space.  I quite like the result, but think the background is just a touch too busy to see the sentiment that well. 

The next card came about as I was about to throw out the negative space of one of the white layers.   I looked at it and decided it was too good to throw away.  So here's what I did

I die cut a stitched rectangle and added some patterned paper behind the opening.  I added some Nuvo drops as embellishments. 

So that's my first two Christmas cards started. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Betty Keefe said...

WOW - fantastic cards - the second one is so pretty with the little red "berries" for accent!

Arlene said...

Both cards are beauties. I'm glad you didn't throw out the Noel on that second card. What beauties for your first two Xmas cards.

CinnamonSally said...

Love both your cards Dawn but the second is my favourite, love the patterned paper peeping through your word.

Cecilia said...

Lovely cards Dawn! Great to start doing them early!!

Greta said...

These are lovely, Dawn! Great idea to use patterned paper behind the negative!

Maxine D said...

Great cards Dawn - love the way you used the negative die cut to create another card

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So gorgeous Dawn. Love them both! The top one is so clever the way the Noel is cut into the design. Tactile and intriguing, love it! Very elegant CAS finish to the second one. Gorgeous! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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