Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas Cards 2013 (13): Red and white once more

Although Christmas is technically over, I still got some more of my Christmas cards to reveal on the blog. I've been very card-productive this year so I've given some sets of my cards as gifts to those friends of mine who don't make their own but are appreciative of hand-made creations. 
This batch of cards is, again, revolving around the Scandi theme. I used my favourite stamps and scrapbooking papers of all various brands on them (Panduro, Papermania, Martha Stewart). 



The focus here is on the scalloped edges. I love scallops. So do the baker's twine and all folksy stripes :)



The card below is an attempt at making a hand-stitched patchwork card (a perfect way to use up the scraps of pretty scrapbooking papers you don't want to chuck away) and also the christmas tree with a 3D effect made by piping a white glass painting relief paste. Sort of a "gingerbread" effect.



The papers I used for these cards is Papermania "Home for Christmas" series from last year. They are one of my favourite themed papers available on the market. Their designs are so ultimately Scandinavian and they add a lot of charm to the cards. Think, after the New Year I'm going to look for some more of these papers and have an extra supply before they disappear from sale ;)



One more card with hand stitching - I really enjoy adding this feature. It adds that extra "hand-made, rustic" decorative touch.



So what do you think, huh? :) Enjoy the rest of the weekend. x x x

8 comments:

  1. Love the style with the cross stitch :)

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  2. Martunia
    Powalające karteczki :) i ilość i cudność :)

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  3. You know I love the red and white! So perfectly scandinavian. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!~

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  4. Your cards are always SO beautiful.

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  5. Hello Martha,

    your christmas-cards are wonderful!

    ☆* Liebe Grüße Klaudia * ★

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  6. Gorgeous! I adore hand stitching on cards - it really adds something special, I think! Thanks for joining in with the Handmade Harbour papercraft party! x

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  7. what lovely cards thanks for sharing with handmade harbour this week Rachel DT

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  8. Hi Martha,
    wonderful cards! Love the handmade Cross Stiches :O)
    Happy new week and all the Best for the New Year!
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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