Posts tagged ‘Four the holidays’

October 7, 2017

Winter post by Stampin’ Up …

The theme for this week’s challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown is “winter sports”.  I am lucky to have an extensive library of stamps in my collection, including these beautiful skaters from the Winter Post stamp set by Stampin’ Up …

This Christmas dsp has beautiful, gold glittered snowflakes and it made a perfect background to show off the skaters which were stamped in archival black ink onto white shimmery cardstock, then die cut using the circle stitched framelits …

The sentiment is from the Four the Holidays stamp set. I added a frame die cut in gold glimmer paper, and a taffeta bow in whisper white  …

I hope you like my card for this week. The ladies on the Design Team have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look.

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January 10, 2015

Sponging technique for a snowflake flurry in shades of blue …

Hi and welcome to my blog. This week, it’s a colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, in shades of blue. Last Christmas day was so magical, watching the snow gently falling on an already beautiful, white, winter-wonderland of Iceland. So, out came my beloved serene snowflakes stamp set to make this card (pretty name for the stamps too, huh?) … 


The main panel was made by stamping the snowflakes in versamark ink, then heat embossing with white embossing powder on whisper white cardstock. Then I sponged over the panel in three shades of blue ink – soft sky, tempting turquoise and night of navy, all by Stampin’ Up.


The panel was then matted and layered on more whisper white card, and attached to an A6 sized night of navy base card.  The sentiment was also heat embossed in white.


A simple white taffeta ribbon, tied in a bow, added a little texture and softness to the card, and two small jingle bells tied on with some linen thread completed the look.


I hope you like my card for this week.

The Design Team at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you again this week, so do pop by for a peek. We would love to see your creations, so I do hope you’ll join us.

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: four the holidays, serene snowflakes;

inks: soft sky, tempting turquoise, night of navy, versamark;

cardstock: whisper white, night of navy;

punches and dies: corner rounder;

accessories: whisper white taffeta ribbon, linen thread, heat gun, white embossing powder;

additional: jingle bells.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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