Sunday, 13 July 2008

Twas the day after Christmas...

It feels a bit like Boxing Day here today. Christmas over and done with and nothing but leftover mince pies to eat.

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas in July event. We were very impressed by those who’d gone to so much trouble to wear something Christmassy – we certainly weren’t expecting to get a visit from Santa Claus!

BIG thanks, too, to Betty and Sue, whose help proved invaluable. The mince pies were delicious (thanks, Mum!); didn’t get to try any of Alison’s mincemeat cake unfortunately.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting pictures of the cards we made. Here’s the first.

To make it, we wheeled the background using the Woodcut Holly wheel. For this sample I masked the central panel to leave a plain border around the Very Vanilla layer but decided it would be too fiddly for the event and didn’t look quite as impressive as I’d hoped.

The Happy Christmas is stamped using two stamp sets and the Stamp-a-ma-jig® for precise positioning.

The wheel was used again on Very Vanilla then the holly image cut out and stuck to the Vanilla panel, before attaching the red brads.

Stamps: Woodcut Holly wheel (p29), Happy Everything (p65), Basic Phrases (p65)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory (p78), Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Ruby Red
Accessories: Bold Brights brads (p85)

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  1. What a pretty and festive card!!!

  2. Very nice Christmas card...can't wait to see the others.

  3. Pretty card. Very simple and classy!

  4. This is a handsome holiday card. You can send me the tartlets via fedex overnight. Yum!

  5. Very nice - very classy. Mince pies? I'm drooling now! CC

  6. I really like this card - it's so classy and elegant without being "fussy."


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