Monday, 14 July 2008

On the second day of Christmas...

This is the second of the Christmas cards we made on Saturday. We made this by stamping the image in Basic Black then, allowing it to dry (ahem, learned that one the hard way!), sponging chalk over the background. The details were added with a marker.

The card base is Ballet Blue although, on the day, we used Brocade Blue which I preferred as it was gentler. The top half of the card and the greeting were stamped using The Snowflake Spot and Versamark.

There’s a secret hole in the Night of Navy layer behind the Real Red layer – this makes the ribbon possible.

Then it was just a simple case of layering.

Stamps: A Tree for All Seasons (p44), The Snowflake Spot (p30)
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark®
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels (p82), Red Gingham ribbon (p86)

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  1. Cute Card. I love the colors and layout. I have always thought "Christmas in July" was a good idea, but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe next year :) TFS

  2. Nice job. I am getting ready to start my Christmas cards, maybe I borrow this idea.

  3. Nice card! I like the off-center matting with the ribbon!

  4. Love this and you know how much I love snowmen! Excellent use of the ribbon too. CC

  5. lovely so cute, i love this set.


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