Monday, 14 December 2009

Woven heart Christmas card

I finally got round to making my parents' Christmas card. Of course I wanted it to be special and decided to make a woven heart card after seeing the gorgeous tutorial on StampARTic! I'm so thrilled with how it turned out and love the technique so will be using it again for definite! The papers are from the Magnolia christmas papers collection, I love these papers so thick and textured, perfect for distressing.

The gorgeous Tilda with present was a gift from a lovely friend, thank you so much! Isn't she gorgeous, love her hair. I have coloured her with distress inks, really getting to grips with these now and I love them, it is so relaxing colouring with them! I don't have many shades yet (hopefully Father Christmas will sort that out LOL) so have mixed the green myself with weathered wood and peeled paint to match the green of the loganberry paper. The gorgeous swirls and stars around the edge are from the Christmas swirls kit from Whiff of Joy, I am in love with these, they're all so pretty. I have stamped it with antique linen ink and then traced over the swirls with stickles.

The small roses from Wild Orchid Crafts have been stickled. The poinsettia is from Prima and I have clustered some yellow gems in the centre.

I have hand written the sentiment with a gold gel pen, distressed the edges with antique linen and stickles and then curved it so that it looks like a ribbon.

The flourish is from a Tim Holtz grungeboard set, covered in pickett fence crackle paint, rubbed with brushed cordoruy ink and covered in stickles. The edges of the papers have been distressed with the same ink and stickles. I have added a red bow so that the card can be hung up.

You can seen the dimension of my "ribbon" sentiment in this shot! Thanks for looking! x


Helene said...

This is really gorgeous Jane!
Love it.


Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Jane, thanks for popping by. OMGoodness, your card for your folks is gorgeous, they will love it. Your colouring is stunning! Hugs Sharon

clare said...

totally gorgeous it..and im sure your mum & dad will too.

TFS clare x

bluebell said...

hi jane, love the idea of the heart card, where did you see it demonstrated, would like to do one for our next wedding aniversary. happy crafting bluebellx

Marina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful papers and details.
Love it.


stephanne said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful!! Love your work with the distress inks and those roses and lush papers, gorgeous!!! Also, your handwriting is lovely, I have to steer away from handwritten sentiments, lol!!
Take Care,

Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is totally stunning!
What a beautiful creation they will treasure this forever!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Jane, this is gorgeous, Sue x

Minxy said...

Not only is this a gorgeous project but i'm totally impressed your still finding time to craft :)
hugs minxy

Giò said...

OHHHH Jane.... it's sooo adorable!!!
I love the colouring with distress ink... mine are going to arrive :O)


Mina said...

stunning Jane, your parents will love it
Mina xxx

scrappyjan said...

Oh Jane this is VERY STUNNING!!! I just love the shape with that image!!!
Happy Holiday's to you..
hugs, Janiel