Posts tagged ‘Wood textures dsp’

October 8, 2022

Masculine Christmas cards

I am delighted to be joining the design team ladies over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, for the colour challenge set by Majda, which is to use brown, green and white.

These are not colours I would normally reach for when making a Christmas card, so I grappled with which way to go with the design. So, as I tried out several designs, I ended up with two cards to share with you this week.  My first is a collage – a little out of my comfort zone but I absolutely love how it turned out…

I cut a piece of designer paper to fit a standard A6 card base, leaving a small white border. Then stamped a sentiment and small snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set in early espresso ink, randomly over the paper.  I decided the large snowflake was a bit too dark in brown and was competing with the reindeer die cut, so used a white gelly roll pen to cover over the line art, and also added dots of snow across the card.

The Tim Holtz reindeer die was cut from early espresso cardstock and embossed with the wood grain embossing folder.  The green glitter designer paper is from my stash and gives some added texture and sparkle to the card.  Finally, I added a white snowflake die cut by Tim Holtz to finish.

And my second card is more my usual style …

Using similar design elements, this time I die cut the reindeer using the wood textures designer paper by Stampin Up, and adhered the negative piece over early espresso card embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder.

More sparkly paper and die cut snowflakes completed the card.

I have my favourite – which one is yours?

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we’d love to see your designs.

Enjoy your weekend


April 24, 2021

Hand-stamped Christmas pines

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

The final challenge of this month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to use stamping.  I had lots of ideas as there are so many stamping techniques to use! Having thought about it for a while, I decided to stamp onto a piece of dsp, something I often forget about but which I really love the look of…

I knew when I saw this Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up a while back, that I just had to have it, but once I got it I have hardly used it! I think I may have used the sentiments a couple of times, but didn’t really know what to do with the images.  So I decided to just get out my inks and have a play…

I started by stamping the pine foliage twice at the corner of a piece of wood textures dsp, using my Misti to help me with placement. I have the original Stampin’ Up felt ink pads from years ago, which I still love and are still going strong after many years of crafting use.  I particularly loved the texture it gave to the foliage, giving a definite hand-stamped look …

I’m not as in love with the newer sponge ink pads by Stampin’ Up – the ink pools up on the stamp and gives a blotchy look, which is what happened with the crumb cake ink I used for the base of the two-step stamped pinecone…

Still, my trusty felt ink pads did a great job of the rest of the stamping, and I’m really happy with the finished card…. although part of me still wants to go back and add a little red somewhere …..

I finished off by mounting the dsp on a piece of early espresso cardstock, and popped it up on the deckle edged base card with a piece of fun foam, so it will be sturdy going through the mail.

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

Enjoy your weekend.

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