Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas cards as easy as 1, 2, 3...

As you know, stamping can be as simple or as complicated as you like. I like to keep my Make & Takes simple for speed, but show slightly more complicated (“stepped up”) versions to show the potential of our accessories. Here are three Christmas cards, starting with the simplest – the design you’d use for mass production, which doesn’t require extra postage...


Next we move on to a slightly more “dressy” version with Designer Series Paper and a bit of Frost White shimmer paint and punching.






Finally we have the "top-of-the range" card, with Designer Series Paper, punching, piercing, some beautiful dotty scalloped ribbon, some gorgeous pearls and a button.


If you substitute Whisper White for the Very Vanilla, the first card can be made using a very basic kit comprising stamp set, Getting Started cardstock assortment and Basic Grey ink pad. A new stamper can colour it in using their own pencils, moving onto more sophisticated colouring media as the bug begins to bite. I’ve coloured it using blender pens and ink pads.

Stamps: Easy Events
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Paper: Patterns Stack – Brights
Ink: Basic Grey, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Linen thread, Scallop Edge Punch, Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Neutrals buttons, basic pearls, frost white shimmer paint

All products by Stampin' Up!®

2 comments:

  1. It's amazing how many different looks you can get! My favourite is the first (I'm a real CAS girl) but I can appreciate the others too. Vx

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  2. This is wonderful!Most of my customers are fairly new to stamping and we keep things pretty simple, but this is great to encourage them to test new techniques too! All three are beautiful!

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