Saturday, 14 December 2013

Advent :: Day fourteen

I have found time to make a few of my own cards this year... but they were quick!
 
 
Nothing terribly sophisticated. A triangle of green paper and a small rectangle of patterned paper glued down onto a card. Add a star shaped sequin and a few pearly buttons and there you have it. PVA glue works for the buttons.

 
See, I told you there might be tutorials in amongst all these advent posts! Blink and you might have missed it.

 
And depending on your background card colour... you get totally different effects. And whilst we're talking different colours you could use multi-coloured buttons... or all red buttons... you get the idea!

 
It's all clever stuff round here you know!

12 comments:

  1. I thought I was doing well being awake and READING blogs at this time, never mind writing them! The cards are lovely, and sometimes simple is best (or so I keep telling myself)
    Now, shouldn't you be going to make cakes. Or maybe you've already got buns in your oven?

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  2. Lovely, lovely , lovely - and I have a big bag of creamy, small buttons in the ' these could be really useful pile" that have been languishing for over 3 years now.

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  3. Well actually it is clever stuff around here, I love them!! :)
    V xxx

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  4. They're lovely Each year I say I'm going to make my own and each year I never manage to. Maybe next year....

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  5. Great cards. Perhaps I should try that next year. Cheers

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  6. The cleverness is in the simplicity of the design - it is so effective and very stylish.

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  7. These look great, lots of possible variations could give them quite a different look. Simple can work really well - and means you get it done!

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  8. I love seeing all the different effects you get by swapping colours and backgrounds around Gina. These are lovely.

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  9. Gina, these are clean and classy. I like them and at least - with all the other things you're doing - you have made your own. I was slow off the blocks this year and only made a handful, having to resort to the local shop to make up the numbers. I'm sure these will be adored whichever mats they land on!

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  10. Beautiful, you really have been industrious, I love the simplicity of them.

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  11. These are quite effective, and you can be proud to send them out ... I'm always lazy about cards and have grand plans to make them, but in the end buy them at the last minute for 50% off (horrible of me, but I do make gifts!). Wendy x

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  12. Have I got time?! I've got a day until the last 2nd class post - thank you for the inspiration!

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