cardmaking

Prince of Peace Christmas Card Set

Wow! Christmas is coming up quick!  While I do love many things about Christmas (especially the real reason for the season), the abundance of red is just not my style. So, going with a completely non-traditional color scheme of blues, browns, and golds, I created this watercolor Christmas card set: Since I was creating a card set, I did everything assembly-line style. I started out by stamping the focal image on several pieces of watercolor paper. Next, I added a few highlights with some quick watercolor. I then hand placed a few small star-shaped sequins, […]

Alt Christmas

We’re gearing up for the Holidays at The Twinery!   I’m enjoying all the Holiday projects I’m seeing on blogs, Facebook, and Instagram!  I mean…. cards, tags, treats and packaging – what’s not to love?!!     So many different styles to see…. classy and elegant,  traditional “red and green”, fussy, clean and simple, etc.  My favorite holiday cards are ones that remind me of my childhood.  I love a card with Santa.. and I love retro colors!  My childhood includes snowy white trees with pink, purple, chartreuse and teal ornaments (gosh I’m old!).  So […]

The Magic of Christmas

Hi, it’s Tobi Crawford here with a very Christmasy card!  Can you believe the big day is only a couple of weeks away?? Even though I’m a fully-grown adult, I still excited for Christmas and part of that excitement is making cards with glitter, and twine and stamps!    I’ve been making some pretty interesting colour choices for my cards this year, but this one is going back to the basics: red and green (with a touch of blue..). It’s a pretty simple card to execute, but what I love most is the texture:  The trees […]

Confirmation Card

Hello Fellow Lovers of The Twinery: Anita here with an elegant confirmation card for my nephew.  He is one of my favorite young guys and watching grow and mature over the years has been so much fun.  I used some of The Twinery’s yummy new twine called Icicle.  I love how it is the perfect accent to this card and keeps it masculine.  The card is a cut file from Lori Whitlock and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.  I know that I always reach for my twine so much more during […]

Friendship Poppy Card

Hi there. It’s Tobi Crawford here with a beautiful and simple friendship card. On November 11th we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada, so in honour of that day, I used a poppy stamp.      As a Canadian I will always think of a poppy as symbolic of Nov. 11 (Flanders Field etc…) but it is such a beautiful flower on it’s own. I added a pale wash of watercolours in the background, and coloured the poppies with Copics using the “no-line” technique. I think it really made the flowers stand out. The black twine […]