From this day forward …

There’s a fab challenge over on the Less is More challenge blog today – a one layer card with the 12 days of Christmas as the subject. 

This really had me scratching my head at first – I didn’t think I had anything in my stash that would work.  Until I remembered the from this day forward stamp set from Stampin’ Up, which has two beautiful birds in the main image.  I thought these could be two turtle doves, so I made this one layer Christmas card using non-traditional colours…

Two turtle doves 2nd day of Christmas

I inked up the stamp with my stampin’ write marker pens, and added dazzling diamonds glitter with a two way glue pen for some sparkle.

Two turtle doves close up

I stamped a row of musical notes in tempting turquoise across the bottom of the card.

And speaking of the 12 days of Christmas, I discovered this video on youtube this week – the dancers are so talented and their routine is just brilliant!  So, turn on your speakers, sit back, relax and enjoy four minutes of pure genius …


Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white; stamp sets: from this day forward, more merry messages, music notes wheel; inks: tempting turquoise, markers in pink pirouette, melon mambo, soft sky, tempting turquoise, certainly celery (retired), lucky limeade (retired); accessories: dazzling diamonds, two way glue pen.

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13 Comments to “From this day forward …”

  1. Your card is fabulous Gill and the video’s great!
    Margaret x

  2. Love the colors, the shimmer and music stamp – that video is a riot!

  3. Love your “different” card and it’s colours. The video is awesome too.

  4. Love the way you made this classic birds modern by the colours! And musicnotes are always beautiful… Fun video! Gerrina x

  5. the card is great but the video is omg fantastic. brought 4 minutes of smiles to my lips.

  6. This looks great Gill, I love the colour combo, but I couldn’t help but notice that the music is upside down! It is quite tricky to see sort it out!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  7. Just Fab.. Love your interpretation

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    “Less Is More”

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