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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Four Christmas Cards

I'm conscious that, as a result of various worries during the summer, I haven't made as many Christmas cards as I usually have by this time of year. Now that these worries have been largely resolved, I'm trying to get stuck into doing some, and I decided to use my Enchanted Dreams CDrom for some inspiration.

There are four fairly wintery images on the CDRom, and this is the first of those. I used the backing paper provided for the image, and used the lady's lacy clothing to create a background which I used to frame the image, and to frame and fill the text. I matted using some Papermania shimmer card. I had intended to place everything straight, but, having placed them as you see as a first stage, I decided I liked the effect!

This time, I added the work 'Winter' to the image in Photoshop elements before printing. I also used the backing paper supplied for the image.

For this one, I again added some wording in Photoshop elements, but I also used some bevel effects on the image. I didn't like the paper supplied for this image, so I made a couple using tiled elements of the image. One's fairly dark blue (the detail doesn't show well in the photograph), and the other picks out the blues/lilacs and pinks of the image.

Again for this image, I didn't like the supplied paper, so I put one together. The only other thing I added was some silver mirror card to provide a contrast.

I haven't embellished these cards at all. I purposely printed the images fairly big for the size of card - there's so much detail in every image and I hate to lose it because it's printed small. I think they work really well with just some matting to draw the eye into the image.


3 comments:

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous set of cards.I love that CD as well.
Yvonne

Love crafts forever said...

Oh how do i love this images. So much to look. Oh what paper do you print them. Is it card stock or Photo paper???
Hugs Nat

Marie said...

Such wonderful cards. Love all the wonderful images. Stunning!
Love n hugs
Marie

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