Happy weekend everyone!
Time for another Design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week Hazel asked us to include some thing beginning with the letter “S” … so o went with Santa!
I chose a mix of fun papers and then used the Santa from the Santa’s Gifts stamp set which I coloured with pencils and then added him as a topper. I also added the card candi and chipboard sentiment as embellishments to finish!
I have Santa’s coat some shimmer with Wink of Stella and the white parts I added stickles to give it dimension and sparkle.
Hello… today I have the theme of candy canes and I decided to make some simple cards using a cute set of stamps and some felt tip pens…
Love those little candy canes I made into a border for the circle topper.
Once again I kept it simple and used the pre made card blank which I thought were modern enough to work with the image.
Video has now been uploaded… enjoy!
Ok I might not have taken photos of all the cards I made for my parents but over the last two weeks I’ve been sharing some designs of the cards I made all over the course of one weekend… And they must have all been pretty simple as I managed to make 50 cards in total (plus a few birthday cards as well). Here is the last one.
I kept it simple with the sentiment and snowflakes and robin stamped in Black soot distress oxide onto the card blank and then a simple addition of some glitter for the robins scarf. Cute!
And that is me finished with Christmas in August. Will probably now not touch the Christmas stash for a few weeks before I start my Christmas cards in earnest so enjoy the break. Will be back to some art journaling tomorrow which will make a nice change.
Yesterday I shared the first part of the two sheet wonder I made using these jazzy graphic papers. Now time to share how I finished the others.
These four were all added to with the present from Santa’s Gifts… a Christmas set that can be used all year round for cute cards if you think carefully.
And these all had the flower from the Bliss set added.
This final one I kept simple as I thought the paper did enough.
Love how these all came out. Nice and jazzy and two sheets of dsp used up!
So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of card, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use! Time to change that!
This week picked up Santa’s Gifts stamp set. I know christmas is over but it’s time to start on those cards already.
So I made three little cards choosing a different colour scheme for these than I’ve used before by choosing the Winter Frost dsp scraps as the background and Soft Sky for the cardstock. I also pulled out a bit of lace to make them fancier!
For all three I coloured the tree using the ink and a water brush and then a SU marker.
Love how pretty these are!
Defintely a keeper of a set!
So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!
Today I have some thank you cards I made using the Santa’s Gift stamp set. Whilst these are christmas themed with the little Robin, they don’t have to be… so could be used for other occasions… I can see myself using the star a lot… plus the actual santa and rudolph stamps are super cute and perfect for kids christmas cards. Anyway… the thank you cards I made…
I made three cards all the same… using small scraps from the box.
As they are black card blanks they need to have inserts. I stamped the insert and the envelope to finish them off.
A little bit of colouring in is always fun too and these are so easy to colour.
Definitely in the keep pile!
Another of the cards I made with my friends on Monday night…
This time I used the new stamps I had got from Helen and stamped then masked the cute Santa from Santa’s gift. Next I added the distress ink out from the santa to make a kind of halo and then added some black soot round the edge.
Then we used a Clarity stencil to add grunge paste stars as the frame. We coloured santa and his present in later on when the grunge paste dried.
Helen used a different colour scheme for hers… a beautiful jewel purple.
And Mo chose a lovely serene green. (She has some colouring in to do for homework!)
Lovely crisp finish for the stencilling.