Friday, 7 March 2008

The somewhat inevitable Christmas card

As I've been stamping around the year with my Limited Supply Challenge, it's inevitable that I would eventually come to Christmas. So here it is - evidence that you can make a whole year's cards from one stamp set!

In case you've not visited before, I'll explain the self-imposed challenge, which was to make simple cards using only black ink, one stamp set, Very Vanilla cardstock and a pack of Earth Elements cardstock. All of these can be bought for less than £30 - perfect for beginner stampers who are overwhelmed by all the supplies available and don't know where to start.

When I started this challenge I wasn't convinced that the earthy tones of Earth Elements would be suitable for the four seasons. Until I tried them! Autumn was obviously going to work and I found spring and summer worked okay, too. I was dubious about a Christmas card but discovered that Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy are perfect for the occasion. I coloured the image with Stampin’ Up! markers but you could use anything you have to hand, such as coloured pencils or the children’s felt tips.

I added some doodling to make it a little different – any fine fibre-tipped pen would do for this.

Stamps: A Tree for All Seasons (p44)
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers (p70)

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  1. Another great Limited Supply Challenge card and here in Ontario it sure looks like Christmas! We're in the middle of a snowstorm and expecting 30 cm. of snow when it's all said and done. CC

  2. This is a cute, simple card! I agree, new card makers get overwhelmed thinking they have to spend a fortune to get started but there are many many cute cards that don't have a ton of embelishments and layers. Very nice job!

  3. I love how you used every stamp in the set to make a card. And they are all different. Good job.


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