Sunday 26 August 2012

Silver church town

For the Christmas Card Challenge for today Deb asked us to make 4 gift cards or 4 small Christmas cards. Well, I haven't absolutely stuck to the challenge, but I hope I'll be forgiven - lol!. I sell packs of 5 Christmas cards to raise money for Tearfund and desperately need to make more packs because I've tended this year to concentrate on making individual cards. So I thought this was an opportunity to make a pack of simple cards - and they are smaller than the individual ones I've been doing, so I think they fit the challenge. If you want information about the Christmas Card Club please contact one of us - the list of those involved is on my sidebar.

So for my five cards I've used a newly acquired Personal Impressions stamp called 'church town', inking it up with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver powder. I then mounted the black card on to silver mirror card before mounting again on to a black card blank.

Unfortunately, you can't see the silver mirror card on some of the cards and the ones on the left look gold instead of silver - I'm still getting used to the new camera (it probably would help if I stopped and read the instructions - lol!).

I forgot to say that before I did these I actually stamped and heat embossed with silver on to some claret deep red card, but then decided they would look better in black - I might try and do something with the claret ones tomorrow.

These are also for:

Holly jolly Christmas: monochromatic Christmas
Christmas stampin all year long 24: non-traditional colours
My time to craft 185: Christmas in August
Willow sketchie: Christmas in August
Crafty Ann 72: Christmas in August
Challenge up your life 76: Christmas in summer
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Totally stampalicious: CAS clean and simple
Tanda teaser 200: CAS