Posts tagged ‘Four the holidays’

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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December 10, 2011

A Big Shot Christmas…

My daughter knows just how much I love Christmas and made me this beautiful felt Christmas decoration…

She is so clever – I love it!  And it’s taken pride of place on my Christmas tree this year. 

I just loved the colours she’d used and thought they looked very similar to Stampin’ Up’s real red and lucky limeade.

So I decided to use this colour combo to make some Christmas cards.  

I used the Big Shot and the scallop circle die from Stampin’ Up! for these bauble cards…

I used border punches and a variety of circles punches to make the embellishments, and added a small length of gold elastic thread from Stampin’ Up! (sadly retired), to be the “hanger” of the bauble. 

It could be used either as a large gift tag, or a single card …

The Holly Berry Bouquet designer series paper from Stampin’ Up! is lush and the glittered stripes pattern is so Christmassy!  Love it!  The card would look equally good with any of the floral patterns from the same set. 

A quick and easy card to make, but so effective and easy to reproduce. 

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