Posts tagged ‘Holiday Greens die set’

May 20, 2023

Stampin Up sheet music embossing folder handmade Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

The May theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is ‘music’. There are so many ideas to choose from for this theme, from stamps to paper and everything inbetween.  In the end, I decided to use the sheet music embossing folder by Stampin Up for the background of my card, and for a change, I added the embossing directly to the card base, so you see the embossing on the inside of the card too…

I’ve also recently been challenging myself to use up my paper scraps, so delved in my treasure chest of scraps and found this die cut star, left over from a previous project, which made the perfect focal image popped up on the card…

Also in my scrap box was this die cut ‘joy’ sentiment, from the Stampin Up wondrous wreath die set, which added a bright pop of colour to an otherwise neutral coloured card.

And to finish, I added a couple of die cut holly leaves, using the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set, ink sponged them around the edges, and added a crystal jewel for a little sparkle.

So, no stamping on my card this week – I had a great time playing with paper though.

I hope you’ll join in this super challenge.  The lovely ladies on the design team have created some beautiful examples to inspire you, so do pop over to take a look.

Enjoy your weekend

April 17, 2021

Winter sledge

Hi, and welcome to my blog.

This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, the theme challenge is winter sledges . I’ve had this cute bear sledge stamp for the longest time – it was a freebie on the front of a magazine a million moons ago…

I based my card on one I saw by an American Stampin’ Up demo, also many moons ago…

I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card, and created a window on the front with a piece of acetate. I used 3 colours to colour the image – real red, lucky limeade and crumb cake Stampin’ write markers, with a little touch of pink pirouette in the kitten’s ears and nose.

I added a strip of dsp from my scraps box, and a holly die cut, topped with 3 adhesive pearls coloured with a red alcohol marker. Finally, I added some dazzling diamonds to the snow using a quickie glue pen and rounded the bottom corners using the We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.

I hope you like my card for this week and you are inspired to join the lovely ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

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