Posts tagged ‘Woodgrain’

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


October 16, 2013

Football penny slider card …

My neighbour’s eldest boy turned 10 last week.  He plays for his local football team, so of course the card I made for him had to have a football theme …

Louis birthday penny slider

I added a “goal” with some strips of whisper white cardstock to the penny slider card for the ball to slide into – boys in particular seem to enjoy receiving cards that move. 

The woodgrain background stamp was stamped with lucky limeade ink onto the same colour cardstock, first in one direction and then again in the opposite direction, to give a grass-like texture.  I cut freehand into the top edge of the card with my paper snips for the blades of grass. The balloons were made using the small oval punch and the small heart from the owl builder punch, and then tied to the goal with linen thread.   

The family has a gorgeous chocolate coloured cocker spaniel puppy and as Louis took off one of his football boots, the puppy grabbed it and then ran around the garden while Louis tried in vain to catch her – she was far too fast for him – it was like watching a live comedy!

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: soft sky, real red, lucky limeade (retired), whisper white; stamp sets: memorable moments, woodgrain, pennant parade, just soccer (retired), itty bitty banners, just perfect alphabet (retired), numbers; inks: lucky limeade, basic grey, real red; punches: small oval, owl builder, petite pennant builder, 1/2” circle, 1” circle, 1 3/8” circle, word window; accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, paper snips, linen thread.

Thanks for dropping by today


%d bloggers like this: