Day 5 of Martin Stone’s #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge and we are Driving Home for Christmas. This just brings a sense of warm homecomings and get togethers. Families driving for hours, leaving the stress of work behind to spend some time celebrating Christmas with their loved ones.
I chose the classic car from the Geared Up Garage stamp set and had it driving the snow covered mountains from the Home Together Dies. I die cut the trees a second time from the Snowflake Splendor DSP and glued it on top to add some colour.
To create the trees in the background I inked up the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set in Pool Party ink and spritzed it with a bit of water. Then I stamped it which created a watercolour effect. I stamped a second time without reinking to create lighter coloured trees which looked like they were further in the distance. This step was repeated in Coastal Cabana ink to give variation and depth to the background.
Some additional trees were die cut from ‘Tis the Season DSP. I stamped the sentiment on Coastal Cabana cardstock and layered this on Pool Party cardstock to blend with the trees in the background.
I’ll see you tomorrow for another fun challenge in our 30 day Christmas card marathon. I might get my Christmas cards sorted out early this year!
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My card today takes inspiration from the Global Design Project colour challenge of Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Pear Pizzazz.
Continuing on with my Christmas in July cardmaking, I set about creating a Christmas card for this challenge. I picked the Animal Outing stamp which I hadn’t used as yet and decided to create an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi card. Being in such a multicultural community, many of us have so many relatives and friends overseas and an Aussie themed card would be perfect to send out at Christmas. This kangaroo and koala are just so cute.
I started by stamping the kangaroo in Stazon ink and water colouring it in Terracotta Tile ink refill. The koala has been water coloured with the tiniest amount of Tuxedo Black ink to give it a grey colour.
I used the Birch background stamp in Seaside Spray to create a subtle background. This was stamped off once to achieve a lighter shade. Then I stamped the ‘wreath’ which is a simple circle from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. The leaf from Winter Woods stamp set was used to stamp around to complete the wreath effect.
Using Seaside Spray ink, I randomly stamped the word ‘Merry’ over the punched circle. This really makes the kangaroo stand out.
For some sparkle – because it’s Christmas , I used the new Shimmer Black embossing powder on the stars and this goes well with the glitter on the Organdy ribbon.
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Hop onto the GDP Challenge blog to see all the beautiful projects created with this colour combination.
- Pear Pizzazz 21 cm x 14.8 cm
- Terracotta Tile 9.5 cm x 13.8 cm
- Whisper White 9.1 cm x 13.4 cm plus scrap
- Seaside Spray scrap
- Shimmer White for kangaroo
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I’m getting ready for Christmas with my first Christmas card for the year. It’s Christmas in July. I’ve chosen a soft colour scheme of Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.
Although not your traditional Christmas colours, it works beautifully together and creates this wintry Christmas card. I started off with the beautiful gingham Designer Series Paper in Mint Macaron. The gingham pattern comes in every colour of the Stampin’ Up! range. You can purchase each colour range ie: Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and In-Colour packs.
Isn’t it beautiful in Mint Macaron? But then again, I just love gingham.
Then I added a border on the left with a lace border from the Delicate Lace dies. The die cut tree has been stamped in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla cardstock and the edges sponged with Shaded Spruce. This has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto a panel stamped with the trees in Crumb Cake. This entire panel has been mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card base.
The sentiment has been stamped in Early Espresso onto Mint Macaron cardstock and then punched out with the Story Label punch. I re-inserted the label into the punch to create a smaller label. This has been layered with a section of the Kraft Pillow Box which I cut out (aaah – I know I did struggle with cutting it apart but it was worth it!).
I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps to create this card. Once I created this card and looked at the others, I realized that my lace border, gingham and Christmas theme was a bit like Amy Koenders’ card (it was not intentional I promise!). Check out Amy’s card. It’s very cute. To be inspired by more ideas with this sketch, please click on the link below.
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