Hope you're all having a fab weekend?
I've been having a little fiddle around with Docrafts lovely Papermania at Christmas Time CD which I love. I bought it alongside the Forever Friends Timeless CD and that's equally gorgeous. Their software has improved so much, hasn't it? I especially like the tool which will, at the click of a button, organise every single element in the library into folders which makes it so easy to mix and match right across the entire range.
This card is quite different from my usual style. I wanted a card which is simple and quick to make...for the people I don't want to spend much time on but still want to give a handmade card too.
I've kept this card simple by just printing the backing papers straight onto the base card (except for the inside where I've printed it onto another sheet of card to add a little strength). The baubles and the ribbon were added digitally but the shadow tool really does give the impression that they've been layered on. Same goes for the bow which I've added to the tag...though it looks so real in the photo.
The giant bloom (and there are lots of gorgeous ones on this disc) was printed onto slightly lighter card. I have used two flowers of the same but in different colour schemes and also cut out the centre of one of the flowers to add interest (there are three layers). That tiny little gold flower which I bought from Ebay ages ago really does finish it off nicely. The tag was cut out and stuck on with foam pads for a little dimension.
Usually I'd go the whole hog and layer up with some gold mirror card, but (as I'd ran out - shame on me!) I did it this way and, to be honest, I don't think it loses anything at all. Considering its something very different for me I'm liking it a lot!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.