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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Some Christmas Cards

A few weeks ago, Joanna Sheen reduced a CDrom I've had an eye on for  while, and so I had to have it! It's the Enchanted Dreams CD, and I've been having some fun with that. I decided to use a couple of the winter-themed images to make a couple of Christmas cards.

Before I got into the actual images, I put together a template for a step card in Photoshop Elements, then digitally sized and cropped the image and backing papers to fit. Because these beautiful images have so many 'sub-plots' - images within images - I cropped sections of the main image and used them as supplementary focal points.

This card design actually works best (I think) with a portrait orientation image, but it can be adapted for a landscape type. The only disadvantage is that the image has to be a bit small.




Aren't the images gorgeous? I really haven't added anything to either beyond some pretty gold/white card for matting and the snowflakes (using my new Spellbinders die set) and the same gold/white card.

I'd like to enter the first card into the following challenges:

Natalie and Amy's where anything goes,
Simply Create Too where anything goes,
Creative Craft Challenges where anything goes.

I'd like to enter the second card into the following challenges:

ATCs and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Little Miss Muffet where anything goes,
Whimsy Inspirations where anything goes.

7 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

OMGoodness!!!!! How gorgeous they are. And i just go crazy over this images. your design is amazing.
Hugs Nat

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely cards.

Thanks for joining in at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

Amanda said...

Beautiful cards! Love the images! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too


Amanda
SCTDT
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

Carly said...

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us over at Creative Craft Challenges ... Anything Goes.

xoxox Carly

Carly said...

thank you for sharing your gorgeous project with us over at Whimsy for Anything Goes.

xoxox Carly

marion82 said...

very beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!
hugs
xMx

you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
for my free digis!!

Milliesmarvels said...

This is stunning! I love all the details! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!
Jane
x

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