Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Simple Holiday Cards - Quick and Easy

As the mail services seem to work very slowly lately, it´s time to send my international mail now, and not much time left before all other cards have to be in the mail, too. As always, I´ve made all my cards different, but many of them are really simple - not because I´m lazy but because I really like them to be that way ...
For my first three cards, I´ve used craft paper cards.

 The next two cards use stencils in different ways:

And yes, I´ve also made cards with German texts :-)) The first one also uses a stencil and some spray ink:


I hope that looking at these gave you a few ideas for your own cards this year!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Not a Wonderland

When I was in Berlin two week´s ago, I´ve taken lots of photos of Street Art, especially at the East Side Gallery and the Hackesche Höfe, where I´ve found this great word art. For my digital collage above, I´ve combined it with a few elements from Holliewood Studios at MischiefCircus.com.

Merry Christmas, says Santa

Sometimes the simple design is the best, especially when it comes to Holiday cards. This card combines just a few colours typical for Christmas (green and red) and only two rubber stamps from Penny Black and 100 Proof Press.
It´s my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Santa".

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Busy Elves

Why does Christmas always come so suddenly? If you´re like me, you realize this fact in late November and get in a hurry - but here´s the solution you need: busy elves, professional and prolific!
I´ve made this card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge using elements from (sadly retired) Tumble Fish Studio and Priss Designs.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stamping Fun with ATCs

As some of you know, I´ve been on vacation in Berlin last week, visiting my sister Sabine. That always means a lot of stamping time for two, and I usually return with a few good results. This time I´ve made the Holiday cards I´ve already shown as well as a few ATCs to fill up my trading album. The backgrounds have been made Distress Oxides except the third one that was made with acrylics on a gelli plate.



Monday, November 27, 2017

More Holiday Cards

I´ve made a few holiday cards last week, using papers dyed with Brusho crystals and rubber stamps from Lynne Perrella, Crafty Individuals, Red Lead and Tim Holtz.

On the first card, I haven´t glued the wings´ ends to the card so that they are movable and give a nice 3-D effect, casting shadows to the card.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Victorian Angel

This week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "Victorian Scrap", and as I hadn´t started making Holiday cards yet, I decided to do it NOW ... so here´s my first Holidy card for 2017 and my entry for the challenge, using an angel on a background made with Distress Oxides and embossed rubber stamps in silver and copper.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Little Bit of Sparkle

Do you have any of your own collages in your stash that need a new glow, atmosphere or sparkle? Then you should have a look at the new Songbirdy kits Glitzy #1 and Glitzy #2.
For "A Sunny Day" I´ve used an old collage made with Beth´s Attitude set and added 5 pieces of Glitzy #2 on top. Try different blending modes and percentages of opacity, and you´ll get a cool new look - for this sample I went with a summer glow effect that shows that the result does not always have to be sparkly.

But talking about sparkle, just have a look at the next piece (made with Beth´s kits Muse, So Fab, and several pieces from Glitz #1) - here the golden sparkles with green and blue accents make it all shine.
And finally, here´s a collage made with Beth´s kit Pomp that has one piece of Glitz #1 on the upper part to fit the colder tones there, and one piece of the reddish Glitz #2 at the bottom to give that part a warm glow.
These pieces are very versatile and can even be recoloured to fit your needs, so try them yourself!