I love making Christmas Tree cards. There are so many different ways to make a Christmas Tree aren't there? And decorate them too. I love playing about with the trimmings on a Christmas Tree card and just piling it all on!
Many of the cards which are my personal favourites from amongst all the cards I've ever made are Christmas Tree cards. Like this Pom Pom Tree card, and this one made from circles. I still like this one too, even though it is from too many moons ago, made from strips of card.
When I was thinking about what I wanted to design for Christmas this year, in addition to some new images & sentiments and something new for The Colour Collection, I decided I wanted to try to design more than my usual single Pattern Paper Pack. This year, I wanted more choice.
I wanted something based on the classic Partridge In A Pear Tree theme, something a little frosty & wintry, with snowmen & polar bears. And I wanted something using the colours from The French Country Collection too. And with these ideas in mind, I started designing : )
I think these cards might just be the simplest, and quickest cards I've ever made!
Using one of the pear die-cuts from 'Partridge In A Pear Tree' Images as a template, I drew around it on patterned paper, cut it out & glued it to the front of a hand-cut A6 card base, adding a bow to finish & a little silver sequin for a seasonal touch.
How are you all getting on with crafting for Christmas? Have you started yet? Or is it still a little bit early for you?
In my pre-designer days , I didn't usually start actually creating anything until mid-October time. At this time of year I would have still been looking around for inspiration & making my decisions as to what I thought I might like to make ready to start shopping seriously for my supplies in a few weeks' time. I suppose I go through exactly the same process now - gathering inspiration & then creating. I just do it all a little bit earlier in the year. And I now include what I might like to design for Christmas as well as what I might like to create for it as well : )
One thing I have decided I wanted to do this year was to add foil to some of my projects. I like Rub-On foils. It's such a quick & simple technique to learn & to do. And when done properly, I think it gives a gorgeous finish.
So today, I wanted to do a quick tutorial to show you how to add Rub-On Foil to an image. Especially for those of you who've never tried it before : )