Sunday, February 05, 2017

Festive Foliage.

Goodness where did the last fortnight go to. It is suddenly time once again for the girls in the Christmas Card club to show what we have made with the latest theme which was set by Rachel and is Festive Foliage. A quick rootle through my stash of old used christmas cards turned up this little gem.  Sure looks festive  to me
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Not much to do to add to it so I simply applied to red card stock and trimmed to follow the shape and then added my customary acetate front. I added gold leaves and edging strips to define the shape of the card front inside.  Added a tartan trim with a bow and declared it finished. 

Then knowing that I had the Ivy Corner Die by Joanna Sheen I wondered if I could try and make the same sort of card using my christmas supplies and this is the result. 

I cut a cream base to match the card above and then made a second red base card. The ivy die was cut from dark green card and another quick rootle through my stash of dies turned up Fancy Blossoms and Norland Flower both by Memory box and I used a combination of the two to make the christmas roses up. The roses I just die cut from white card and then painted the tips yellow with a water colour marker and a paint brush dipped in water. The stamens were cut from yellow card. Sentiment is a Britannia  die cut and I  added a few stickle to the veins on the ivy
Added an acetate front and gave it the same treatment with gold leaf stickers and edging strips but this time used strippy ribbon for the trim and to created the bow.  I'm quite pleased with the result even if I did have to wait most of the day for the flowers to dry and to get  decent photos and have the internet working!.

Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack #174 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #124 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #36 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's #319 Anything goes plus use ribbon.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop# Use your snippets (snippets used on ivy /flowers)

29 comments:

The Crafty Critter said...

I love your acetate front! It really gives the card that extra something special! This is a very pretty card. Thank you for sharing. I'd love to share my works with you, too, if you would care to take a look - thecraftycritter.com. I can always use helpful feedback from a fellow crafter!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack's Funday Friday challenges! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Your acetate fronts always give a fabulous different look to your cards! Love the shape of these, and the golden leaves in the first one ! And I just adore the second card that have also the scallop edging and that strippy ribbon, so pretty!

Di said...

Wonderful Mrs A!! Very professional results - I still have the card and acetate on my desk where you showed me the secret at Coventry! Gotta have a go sometime soon!

Hugs

Di xx

dutchess said...

Fabulous up cycling Valery,lovely shaped cards with your trade mark acetate finishing touch...beautiful xxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Marvellous upcycling Valery, and the acetate is fabulous, lovely shape and the corner ivy die is beautiful, really wonderful cards, Kate x

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Love them both!
Valerija xx

Jane Willis said...

Two gorgeous cards, and I love seeing how the second one evolved from the first
Jane

scrappymo! said...

two more pretty acetate fronted card. You hare doing a great job of upcycling your cards with this great technique.

Jane said...

So pretty...I have the ivy JS die too and it is one of my most used dies ever...soooo pretty.Have a great week xx

Zoe Tant said...

pretty cards Valery. I like the acetate windows really add to these lovely cards. Zx

Christine Harrop said...

These really are pretty Mrs A. I love your acetate fronts and I really must try this sometime. Hugs Chrisitne x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great cards Mrs A, love your version using the Ivy die.
Lorraine

Mac Mable said...

What you have added to the card makes your card extra special, unique and fabulous! x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards Mrs A!

Lia said...

I also like adding some acetate sometimes and you really made a great card with it!
Lia xx

Barb said...

Two super cards Mrs A. Great recycling on the first and I love the ivy diecut and signature acetate front on the second. I really like the shape of your cards too. Barbxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this s a gorgeous Christmas card. I love recycling old card they are a great source of images. Take care. Hugs Jackie

MaryH said...

Wow! I love this shaped card, and the simplicity & elegance of that corner design. You are so imaginative at recycling cards, and no one would ever guess you didn't 'start from scratch'. How cool that you made 2 of this unusual shaped card, and the acetate really adds a distinctive designer touch! Well done, Mrs. A. Love both of these. TFS & Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
beautiful re-cycling, and such wonderful shapes and designs.
I am begining to think you have got shares in the acetate market with all your lovely acetate fronts you wonderfully create. lol.
Gorgeous ivy corner die too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

Love your recycled card and it's CASE Mrs A...a brilliant idea. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous creation, love the use of the acetate and the great shape of the card.

Kath x

Asha said...

Beautifully recycled, Mrs A. Cleve use of acetate too.
xAsha

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful card layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

MagsB said...

Fabulous recycling, Mrs A - and how fascinating to see your 'CASEd' version, it's so pretty!

love Mags B x

Greta said...

So unique & beautiful, Mrs. A! I really love the shape!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends Louise DT x

sweet art designs said...

Great shaped cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge