Wednesday 22 October 2014

GD:Anneke De Clerck Project #3 Festive Card Designs

Hello there, Anneke here with my final blogpost of this month. I have more Christmas cards to share with you tonight. The versatility of these designs are endless.

Tonight I'll feature a beautiful Christmas ornament stamp from the new JOFY Collection 27. In my opinion it's a very versatile stamp

I've chosen to combine the stamp with washi tape and Fresco Finish Paints. First I decided which colours to use.

I picked two colours for each card. Then I looked for matching tape in my stash.

I started by putting strips of tape on white paper.

I overstamped the tape with the ornament stamp and black Archival Ink.

I let the ink drying for a while, then cut out the ornaments.

I had a watercolour technique in mind so I've chosen watercolour paper for the cards. I mixed a tiny bit of Fresco Finish Paints with water and applied some paint randomly.

This cute corner stamp is from the same JOFY Collection 27.

I added dots with paint and a stencil (The Crafter's Workshop Mini Circle Explosion) to finish the background.

I applied some Ice Blue, Tango and  Slate on scraps of paper. I stamped stars from the JOFY Mini 06 set on it to use as embellishments. I punched out tiny Christmas trees as well.

Time to assemble the cards. 

It usually takes me some time before all the elements are in place :)

I added a star, strips of tape, trees and enamel dots.

I attached pieces of Tim Holtz Silver Tinsel Twine to the ornaments.

I love mixing different fonts. Christmas is a stamp from the JOFY Collection 27. I combined it with a part of a word stamp from  the EclecTica ELB11 set.

I added highlights to the dots with a white pencil.

I hope I could inspire you this week. I would love to see your takes, so join the PaperArtsy October Challenge!

I'll be back with more projects next month. So stay tuned!


A huge thanks from all at PA Anneke for a week of refreshing festive ideas/designs. We all need every hour in the day in the run up to the festive season, so these designs are perfect for gathering up the craft supplies on those cold winter nights in front of the tv.

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014.


Helen said...

Oh, tonight's cards are so beautiful as well, Anneke!! I'm also really taken by the little bowl you mix your paint in!

Hazel Agnew said...

They are funky and fabulous! X

Julie Lee said...

Very bright and Christmas Cheery! Fabulous ideas for quick cards! xxx

pennylopes54 said...

These beautifully designed cards round off a stunning group of projects. Really love them all.

Willy said...

En alweer zo'n prachtige serie!! Wat een inspiratie, dank je wel Anneke!!

Art By Wanda said...

Another set of fabulous cards!!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great cards love em!

craftimamma said...

Bright and trendy cards which will look brilliant in anyone's Christmas display!

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

Ooooh!!! These are WONDERFUL, I love the bright colours & contemporary style. Definitely my kind of Christmas cards.

My name is Cindy said...

These are so fresh and funky! Love 'em!

SCarol said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colours, different and lovely for Christmas cards.

Godelieve said...

As always, Anneke's cards are full of pretty details. Love how the design was framed with the corner stamps.

JoFY said...

another fabulous set of cards! xx

craftytrog said...

A really great composition, I love these bright, funky cards Anneke!

ionabunny said...

These are gorgeous. Hugz

Cocofolies said...

A lovely set of modern Christmas cards. Thanks for this gorgeous project, very cute and clever! Coco x

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards, I will be trying the one xx

nefertiti said...

Great idéal. I love how you use the masking tape.!!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly gorgeous christmas cards, really modern and super awesome. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx