Saturday, 24 September 2011

12 Cards of Christmas, but not for Christmas!

So, how about this...I've been playing with my disc again this afternoon and wanted to create a card that wasn't for Christmas - when designing the 12 Cards of Christmas disc, I tried to incorporate a lot of papers and images that could be used all year round (I am a crafter first and so, too, want value for money!).  In the jpeg and png folder, there is a digi stamp of the church scene, but without the snow and I added this so that you could make a card with any church themed celebration in mind...christening, confirmation and wedding, as my card for tonight is...
...I printed off the lantern embossed vine backing paper and inked the edges for my base layer...
...I then coloured the church scene with my Promarkers and added a touch of flowersoft to the trees and greenery - I kept the colours of the surroundings quite muted and coloured the church stronger, to give it more emphasis (or that was the plan anyway!)  The doily was a little drinks doily that found it's way into my handbag whilst on holiday in Scotland last month and the lovely lace was one of my buys at Letham Craft Shop.  The two little hearts are made from shrink plastic, using one of the free dies that came with my Big Kick, many moons ago!  I created the sentiment in PS and mounted it onto some of the lovely gilt gold card, cut with a scalloped square nestie.   A sprinkling of Glamourdust and it was almost finished - I completed by adding an insert with a coordinating panel of the embossed vine paper and a writing panel.
I shall now apologise for the pretty naff photograph quality - it's murder trying to get a good picture inside at this time of night!  And, as I've said before, they never do the cards justice!  I love the way this card has turned out and am entering it into the following challenges :
Favourite colour
(which I'm sure you all know by now is pink, when it comes to crafting!)
Picture inspiration
(I've used the pink and green colour scheme)
Thanks, once again for looking, Lisa X


Katina said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! I have put this CD on my wishlist! xx

coops said...

lisa this is stunning.i love this beautiful image and your colours are so pretty ;D

xx coops xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful card, Lisa! Your church scene is gorgeous and I love all the sparkle! Hugs Delphine xx

Linda said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors. Your church is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

Giò said...

Such a lovely card!! Sweet image and fabulous details!! Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
Hugs, Giò