Sunday, 29 November 2015

Krafty Christmas!

Well, I managed to make a few Christmas cards at last! At Stamp Magic in October, I loved the cards being demonstrated by Deby from Inkylicious, using kraft card and white pigment ink to create a faux parchment effect. Naturally I had to buy the necessary supplies to have a go at making my own!

I won't go into details of how they are done, as Deby has a brilliant tutorial on her blog, which you will find here. These are the cards I've made so far.

1. Stencils and all stamps: Inkylicious. Border punch: Martha Stewart. DP: Be Creative

2. Stencils and Winter Cabin stamp: Inkylicious. Sentiment: Stamps by Chloe. Corner punch: Fiskars

3. Stencils, Trees & deer stamps: Inkylicious. Sentiment: Stamps By Chloe. Corner stamp: Magazine Freeie (Simply Cards & Papercraft). Border punch: X-Cut. DP: Grafix

4, Winter Cabin stamp: Inkylicious. Tiny snowflake (part of larger stamp) & sentiment: Stamps By Chloe. Corner punch: Dovecraft. Mountain & valley stencil: Inkylicious. Oval stencil cut with Spellbinders die.

5. Winter Cabin stamp, branch stamp & mountain & valley stencil: Inkylicious. Sentiment Stamps by Chloe. DP: Grafix. Circle stencil cut with Spellbinders die.

6. Winter Cabin & branch stamps: Inkylicious. Sentiment: Stamps by Chloe. Oval stencil cut with Spellbinders die.

7, Winter Cabin stamp, branch stamp, bauble stencil & mountain & valley stencil: Inkylicious. Sentiment: Stamps by Chloe. Deer & trees diecuts (cut from a larger die): Frantic Stamper. DP: Be Creative.
For all cards I used ColorBox Frost White pigment ink, Memento die ink and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.

Until I saw Deby's cards, I wasn't really a fan of kraft card, but I really like the effect with this technique. It's also easy to do. I'm definitely a fan of that! Thanks for looking!


Maxine D said...

Lynne these are amazing!!! What beautiful cards - I love your use of colour and the fabulous scene withing a diecut/frame.
I am popping over to see the tutorial after visiting here.

craftimamma said...

Wow Lin these are amazing! I am already a Kraft card fan but these take it to another level altogether. I think they are the best Christmas cards I've seen this year (together with Sally ' s using this technique. Must check out Deby's blog. However they're done you're definitely a master!

Lesley Xx

Cumbrianlass said...

They are all stunning Lynne,I could not pick a favourite, and I will take a look at Debs blog.
Hugs Janet xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work Lynne, love the cabin ones you've done with the extra shades, saw them on Sal's blog and had to pop over to Debby's blog last night...
A truly clever technique.
Shaz in Oz.x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow what a stunning collection of cards I must admit to liking kraft card but this is a great use for it. I'll be sure to go and check out the tutorial on Deb's blog.

Sue xx

Sally H said...

Wonderful creations, Lynne! I love them all!

Jean said...

These are all fabulous cards Lynne, I saw the Inkylicious cards at the NEC Birmingham a few weeks ago and loved them. I have got the materials ready to have a go at them myself this week.I love the added touches of blue in yours and the lovely surrounds you have made.
Jean x

Dora said...

Stunning cards! beautiful colours and scenery.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, you've been a busy lady. They are all wonderful Lynne but I especially like the one that you've made using the snowflake stencil. I've never used Kraft card until recently but I'm hooked on it now. :)

mamapez5 said...

I love all of these cards. I guess I had better go and read the tutorial. I hope I don't need to but too many extras!! Kate x