I'm just back from dropping Harry and Ella at the Airport. They're heading off to Amsterdam for a few days, their first holiday away together and Ella's birthday present to Harry for his 18th. With Oli at work it's all quiet here for a Sunday morning.........but I'm sure it won t last lol!!
I've really enjoyed making my Christmas cards this year listening to all the festive tunes on the radio. I made two of the pictured above, Harry loved it and asked who it was for. they re for the boys but I didn't want to tell him so I said I was sharing it on the blog...... so here's the supply list and how to make it.
JOFY stamp plates 04 & 28
Black Archival Ink & Acrylic block
Silver Mirri Card
Distress inks - green blue brown, grey and red
Idea-ology Tinsel Twine
Crystal Decoart GlitterStarting with the snowman stamp and black archival ink stamp one snowman in the centre of 5" x 5" piece of white card and a tree either side, the left hand one runs off the card.
Mask off the bottom of the card bottom of the card under the pots and base of the snowman and using Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink duster brush the blue ink onto the card using a circular motion and then mask off the blue area and ink to lower section of the card with Crushed Olive distress ink and ink duster.
Use an ink blender or distress pen to edge the stamps card and then mount on a 5 1/4" x 6 1/2" piece of white card. Mat on silver Mirri card and trim edge to 1/16" using a perfect layer rulerStamp five stars onto a piece of white card, spread glue over the stars with your finger and cover in crystal glitter. When dry cut out the stars, cutting just outside the black edge. Stamp two trees and two snowmen onto another piece of white card.
Colour the trees with Crushed Olive distress ink, the pots with Gathered Twigs and use distress pens to colour in the red baubles on the trees, the band and bobble on the snowman hat on one image, and the eyes, nose and buttons on the other. Cut out pieces (see below)
Shape the trees length ways on a pen, on reverse put a little glue along the edges and stick in place on your are over the original stamped images. Put a strip of double sided foam tape on the reverse of the snowman, stick him in place over the image on your card and then stick the hat band and bobble in place. Add the stars using a little glue and a strip of tinsel along the line where the green and blue inked areas meet.
Cover the red areas with glossy accents and sprinkle red glitter over them to add a little festive sparkle to your card. Mount onto a 6 3/4" wide x 5 3/4" deep card base (I cut down and 8 x 8 one) once the glue and glitter has dried.
Stamp your sentiment inside the card, colour in with a red distress pen, cover in glossy accents and sprinkle with glitter. Leave open to dry before writing your card :-)
I hope you enjoyed the walk through, I'll be back with another Christmas make tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon :-)