Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Parisian Christmas

Happy Tuesday blog visitors, I hope you enjoyed your weekend.  I've had an email from Lisa.  She arrived home from her holiday yesterday & right now, she's on her way to Glasgow.  She enjoyed her holiday, but says her feet haven't touched the ground since she got home.
Outside of my craft room, I'm still resolutely refusing to think about Christmas, but while trying to come up with an idea the other day, I remembered the craze for hot pink & black trees & decorations the last few Christmases & that got me playing with Craftwork Cards' Tres Chic collection, the die cut silhouettes & acetate.
First thing to say is that the weather is miserable at the moment; wet & very grey.  As a result, the light is terrible & getting decent photos is not easy, especially when you'[re trying to photograph acetate.
I cut off about half of the front of square card blank & replaced it with acetate, then started matting & layering black & hot pink card stock.  I used a snowflake embossing folder for the pink card on the front & hand cut the tree out of patterned papers.

I used a metal tool to make the gridlines on the Eiffel tour, you could also use a ballpoint pen, or the edge of a credit card, anything that will make thin lines.

Here's the second card, I just used the tree & the tower the other way round & a different elegant lady.

I forgot to take a photo of the tree, but you can see most of it here.  And I put a black tower on the reverse of the acetate.  Not only does that cover the foam pads on the pink one, it also creates a slight shadow, which gives a little extra dimension.

To finish, I made two gift tags from paper scraps I had left over.  The silver snowflakes are confetti from my stash.  You can find them anywhere that sells party decorations.

Tres Chic - Paper Pack  Tres Chic - Adornments  Tres Chic - Tour Eiffel Die - Cuts  Die - Cut Ladies  Hobby House Adhesive Rhinestones Clear  Hobby House Adhesive Rhinestones Dark Pink 

That's it for today.  Click on the links below to see the Tres Chic items available on the website.  There's still 25% off all the CWC collections, as well as the die cut silhouettes & the Nitwits collections.

We'd love to see another entry in the monthly challenge, so have a look HERE for all the details.

Thanks for looking, until next time, take care.



1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous love the design and colours used and I love the tag. Caroline xxx


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