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March 14, 2015

Christmas card ideas …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s time for another challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week, I’ve set a colour challenge … 

pink blue and silver

My head was so full of ideas for these colours, I had difficulty in narrowing down which design to choose.  In the end, I couldn’t decide so I’m sharing 3 different ideas.  

The first is using a stamp set I’ve had in my collection for a few years – wondrous gift – I just love the sentiment in this set, and loved the effect I got by sponging over the heat embossed image … 

Wondrous gift

The soft sponged effect looks so pretty in real life…

Wondrous gift cu

Next up, I used the same colours with the holiday home set. I started with the background, inking through the stars stencil with sponge daubers, and then adding silver stars punched out with the stars border punch. I made a punched holly embellishment too … 

Holiday home

And from the pieces I had left over, I made a couple of tags to match …

Holiday home tags

And finally, I achieved an air-brushed look for the background of this wintery scene, using some brighter colours and my stencil brushes. I then sponged over the top with craft white ink through the circles stencil. It looked a little like bokeh when I’d finished …

White Christmas

The gel pen snowflakes added subtle dimension …


I hope you like my cards for this week – do you have a favourite?

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you too, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look. We hope you’ll join in our challenge. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps:  wondrous gift, white Christmas, holiday home, endless wishes;

inks: black stazon, early espresso, pink pirouette, soft sky, daffodil delight, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, whisper white;

cardstock: whisper white, soft sky, tempting turquoise;

punches and dies: star border, small star, tag topper, large oval, small circle, circle, scallop circle, small snowflake by Martha Stewart;

accessories: white embossing powder, versamark ink, heat tool, sponge daubers, stamp-a-majig, blender pen, white gel pen, stampin’ dimensionals, stars and circles stencils, silver cord from my stash, Clarity stencil brushes. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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