When Simon Says Stamps has a challenge using Hero Arts stamps what do you do? Use your favourite christmas stamp. I really love the simplicity of the Let it Snow stamp, where snowmen can be dressed up or down. So, to enter this challenge I stamped the big snowman, cut it out, added a subtle layer of grey around the snowman to add a shadow, then layered the snowman on to the card. An additional scarf was stamped using Distress Ink – Festive Berries, cut out and glued on to the snowman and covered with 3D Gloss Finish to add some depth. A number of circle layers were cut, with one coloured using Festive Berries ink again to bring the card together. Sentiment was stamped again using the Festive Berries ink.
The card is to be entered in the following challenges
I know that Christmas has passed, and I am sure for some of you now a distant memory as plans for Hogmanay are well under way. However, I still have some Christmas cards to share. These were made using stamps from Card-io who provide a large number of small stamps which can be used for many an occasion. The stamps were inked with browns, reds and greens from Stampin’ Up and layered on cardstock to make these two wreath christmas cards. The sentiment was stamped from Lili of the Valley
It shows how different a card can look when the background layers are put down the opposite way.
You may previously have seen a cad made with the Mama Elephant Cool Penguins stamps.
This set of cards were made with the same technique – Rangers Distress Oxide used to make the backgrounds, hills made with the MFT Stitched Basic Edges dies Peek a Boo Window Circle.
Each background was made using different Rangers Distress Oxides. The Penguins from the Mama Elephant Cool Penguins set were coloured in with Promarkers, cut out and stuck on to the cards to give the set of cards shown here.
These two cards have been made with the Sue Wilson Netted Star background die. Both are identical except that one has the Red Velvet card in the foreground whilst the other has it as the background. Which do you prefer? Poinsettia were made using the Poinsettia Britannia 3 die set.
The centre of the flowers had gold Tonic Nuvo Drops to make the gems.
The next few cards can now be shown as they have now been delivered for Christmas.
All 3 have been made using Sue Wilson Netted Star background die. However, I will describe this one first as it was made differently. This one was made with Rose Gold and Black low shed glitter card and the CTMH Keep your Chin Up (Retired). The Rose Gold card was cut with the Sue Wilson Netted background die and layered on to the black glitter card. The stamp was embossed using Pretty Pink Posh embossing powder and the Rose Gold gems to were from Pretty Pink Posh.
Oh Kitty Tree – who doesn’t love cats at Christmas? This one was made for a cat lover, made using Mama Elephant stamps, which I find stamp so easily with my Misti stamper.
I am really getting in to using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides too – they can create amazing backgrounds. This one was made using Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry blended together and spritzed with Mica powder to give a sheen.
Cats were all coloured using Promarker Pens in greys and oranges and then clear dots were added uisng Tonic Nuvo Drops.
Don’t you just love the set of Cool Penguins stamp set made by Mama Elephants. I had so much fun making this card.
Penguins were stamped and coloured using Promarkers, whilst the background was coloured using Distress Oxides – Cracked Pistashio; Salty Ocean and Peacock all blended together and left to dry before spraying with Mica Powder to give a soft sparkle to the background.
The hills were cut from MFT and glitter added to give feeling of crisp snow. Everything was layered and the penguins placed using either foam pads or glue depending on how I wanted them to pop up.
One card many different ways. This card used the Stampin’ Up Stylish Christmas stamp set, using the Poppy Parade and Old Olive dies. The swirl was embossed using classic gold. I do love the tonic embossing powders as they give a lush smooth look when heated. The Poinsettia and holly leaves were fussy cut and layered on to the card, which was in turn layered on to glossy gold card. The background was made using Poppy Parade card and embossed using the Stampin’ Up Holly embossing folder.
Today I am sharing a set of cards, made in bulk, using Stampin’ Up Festival of Trees stamp set and a variety of non traditional christmas colours, but the same layout.
The back grounds were made using Stampin’ Up inks and then stamped with a snowflake background stamp and clear embossed. The trees too were stamped using the inks, clear embossed and cut out using the tree punch.
The Peek-a-boo die was MFT which I felt gave the tree just that little bit extra class. The card was assembled,the sentiment stamped and heat embossed then layered in front of the tree.
This will be entered into the following challenges:
Will Santa be able to get out of the chimney in time to deliver the rest of the presents? Stamping Bella Santa got stuck is one of my favourite fun santa stamps. Santa was coloured using Promarker pens in reds, greys and skin tones. The fur trim then had a little bit of glitter added to give a bit of sparkle. The image was layered on to a sunrise background made using pinks, reds, blues and yellow distress oxide ink. Sparkle was then added to the small houses and the bottom of the frame to give a snow shine.
I am entering the card in the following challenges: