Archive for ‘Stamping’

June 26, 2021

Easy to make Christmas cards

Hello and welcome.

The challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today is a tic-tac-toe, where you can choose a combination of things to include on your card.  I chose a tag, embossing and stitching…

I stamped the Papermania tag, which has faux stitching, and the sentiment, in versamark ink, and heat embossed in gold.

I hand cut the tag, tied a Stampin Up ribbon at the top and mounted it onto and old olive base card by Stampin Up.  The pretty paper layer is by the Lovely Studio. Finally, I added a few green sequins to finish.

I kept the design simple, so whilst I had out all my craft things, I made another…

I was having fun, so I tried different colourways…

I loved that the Stampin Up ribbon I added to this one had stitching too…

Not sure which card is my favourite now…

which do you prefer?

So, I’ve now add lots of cards to my Christmas card collection!

I’ve had this Papermania stamp set for the longest time, and just knew it would be perfect for this project.  All the pretty papers are by the Lovely Studio, and cardstock is by Stampin Up.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – hope to see your beautiful creations there.

Enjoy your weekend

June 12, 2021

Sizzix Christmas Deer

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog.

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month is to use grey, gold and black – rather an unusual combination, and not one I would have thought of myself to use, but I love how my card turned out…

I started by cutting the base card in smoky slate to make a 5.5″ square card…

Next I added a layer of patterned paper from the Snowberry collection by the Lovely Studio, which has these pretty snowflakes in soft grey. I stamped the bold greeting, from the Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up, directly onto the paper in VersaFine Clair black ink, using my Misti stamping tool for perfect placement.  I love this ink – it’s so juicy, stamps beautifully and doesn’t stain my stamps – perfect!  It’s easy clean up too – just water and a good scrub on my stampin’ scrub and done!

I die cut two christmas deer by Sizzix, one in black and one in brushed gold, and layered them together, off-setting the black one just a little to create a shadow, and popped up with foam adhesive, adding a little dimension…

Finally, a sprinkle of gem stones to finish.  I didn’t have any black gems so used a black alcohol marker to colour the brown ones I had – worked brilliantly!

It pushed me out of my comfort zone using this unusual colour combination, but I really enjoyed experimenting and seeing what worked together, and I love the end result.

I hope you’ve been inspired, and that you will join in the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend

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