It is the last day of November and I’m only upto Day 23 of the #3oDayChristmasCardMakingChallenge but I definitely will be finishing them all. Have you played along with any of the challenges? Let me know in the comments of this post. They are so much fun and it’s got me thinking of different ways to use some of my products.
I stamped a bacground with the Dry Brush stamp set which is one of our background stamps. This gives a lovely subtle texture. I used my Stamparatus to help me get a nice even image with this large stamp. By using the Stamparatus, it helps you re-stamp any parts of the image that may have been missed.
This was then die cut with one of the dies from the Basic Borders die which gave it a lovely edge.
I used the trees from the Trees for Sale stamp set and fussy cut them. The ribbon was twirled and added to the card with some Tear and Tape.
When I saw the colour challenge for the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge I immediately thought of summer. Living in Melbourne, we generally get to have a warm Christmas and I chose to feature the Sunkissed stamp set.
This stamp set is perfect for our Aussie Christmases with it’s beachy images. I repeatedly stamped the small shell image on Shimmer White Cardstock. Then I did some simple watercolouring with our challenge colours of Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Daffodil Delight. This formed a border for my slimline card.
For the top half of the card, I chose a large sentiment from the Brightest Glow stamp set which was heat embossed in White. Some gold ribbon was added to make this card a little more festive whilst looking summery.
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This theme is always a tricky one for me in the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. What do you give the Bah Humbug in your life? I thought perhaps an Easter card! However, it is a Christmas cardmaking challenge and I’ve gone simplistic.
I chose the smallest tree I could find (no big pine trees for Mr. Scrooge), with a simple monochromatic colour scheme for this miserable soul! Each of the square layers has been embossed so the card isn’t too drab – just because I couldn’t help myself.
I chose a sentiment that is quite neutral with no reference to Christmas and die cut it with the Christmas Banners Dies. By adjusting the placement of the die I could make it a shorter height.
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