This afternoon I have been playing with a cuttlebug snowflake folder that arrived today and these are some of the results. I wanted something easy to make and readily repeatable. I think these fit the bill. Here's how to make the simplest ones.
I used a circle punch to punch out three circles in an A6 card blank and stamped my greeting by E-Z-Mount using Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance ink. Then I ran some blue cardstock with a white core through the cuttlebug in my new embossing folder and punched out the same number of circles. With the card closed, I adhered the embossed circles in place to the back of the card and swiped the embossed areas with a Moonlight White Brilliance ink pad. Using a blue Sakura glitter pen I drew mock stitching around the circles to finish. Voila!
There is a bonus to making this type of card --- lots of white punched circles! And being a crafter who, like every other crafter I know, cannot waste a thing, I made use of those too! See below!
To get this effect I inked one side of the embossing folder with the blue Brilliance ink pad and placed the white circles inside before running through the cuttlebug.
Maybe I'll convince myself to go back to green again for my next batch of Christmas cards? Mmm.
If you're making your Christmas cards, or even if you're not, here is a blog candy giveaway from Elaine at My Creative Corner - http://elainesden.blogspot.com/2009/07/anyone-for-candy.html. And a second chance to win blog candy here http://littleshopofcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-heart-hero-arts-blog-hop.html Good luck.
Well I'm off to enjoy the promised good weather for the weekend. Hopefully it will be good. Enjoy your weekend too!