Hello everyone – I am sorry I have neglected you over the last few months, but I am back!
And I am returning full of the Christmas spirit with this seasonal cards. I have made dozens of Christmas cards and I find the faith cards sell so well at the craft fairs I attend, plus I can send those left to people I know.
I have made a card without a bow for the Creative Moments challenge, but as ever the theme is optional – you can enter here or do visit to take a look at what the rest of the DT have created. I am using a digi called Bethlehem with verse from Eureka. It is coloured using Promarkers in gradiated shades of blue, with a little metalic gold for the star and the stable – I love blue and gold at Christmas 🙂
Am I cheeky to call my own card a stunner? I had to do so little to this wonderful, season digistamp from Eureka to make this card for the new Creative Moments challenge. I coloured with just Tim Holtz distress inks and brushes.
I added the sentiment – and this was the last card I made this year. Very simple and very lovely.
Athough I love using and colouring digi stamps, every now and again I like to get out proper wood-mounted rubber stamps. Here I have used two and then embossed the images with black embossing powder. It seems strange to use black on a Christmas card (and indeed as I schoolgirl i was once marked down for designing a wrapping paper that had a black background) but with with the silver foil on the Kanban backing paper, I still see the light in this card.
I have used a Lili of the Valley topper for this Christmas card. I matched it with some holly decorated paper from my stash and a topper printed from a Pollyanna Pickering CD. Alll elements were mounted onto dark green before being assembled on the card. I used some rustic jute ribbon behind the topper for a little texture.
The new challenge at Creative Moments has started – there is an option to make a spooky creation but I am well into Christmas card making now so a Christmas card it is!
My card uses a digi stamp set from M Medal Creations. The stamp set includes several stamps which are perfect for Christmas cards and can be used in any combination.
I took the image into an editing program and used the small digis to make confetti for my shaker card. The elves and sentiment were enlarged and coloured and cut out to be mounted upon the shaker section frame. The backing papers are from Hot Off The Press.