Christmas at Just Add Ink

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is to use the picture below as inspiration for a Christmas project.

Well, since it is never too soon to start making those Christmas cards, I thought I would get started!
I have used the berries in the left picture as inspiration for my background, and the lovely silvery ice combined with red as my colour combination.

The background of my card is made using the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Page 227 of the catalogue), which I have then added some Silver Metallic Encore ink (Page 211) to using a sponge dauber (Page 210). Kind of reminds me of snow falling even though they are not snow flake shaped 🙂
I have used the Star Framelits (Page 231) in the Big Shot to cut the stars from the Red and Silver Glimmer paper (Page 193), some of the pretty Silver Ribbon (Page 206) and a Merry Christmas from the More Merry Messages stamp set which is currently on our carry over list (ask me if you would like to know more).  I have wanted this stamp set for soooooo long, I finally bought it for myself, it has lovely Christmas greetings 🙂
Why don’t you head on over to the Just Add Ink blog where you will find heaps of inspiration for Christmas in July projects.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Embossing Folders

Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who invited me along to the Numeralla Craft Group today.  I always enjoy getting together with other crafters, and this group were particularly welcoming, despite the chilly, foggy weather.
We made two cards today, and I decided to introduce the Big Shot and Embossing Folders.  I just love embossing folders, they are such a quick and easy way to add some interest and texture to a card.

This first card uses the Wildflower Meadow background stamp (Page 175 of the catalogue) and matching embossing folder  (page 227).  We also used the Delicate Designs Embossing folder for the lacy look and some of the gorgeous Venetian Crochet Trim (Page 206).

Our second card uses the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Page 227), the Typeset Designer Series Papers (Page 184) and the gorgeous stamp set called Traveler (Page 38) which is fantastic for masculine cards.

The ladies at Numeralla have invited me to join them whenever I want to, so I am guessing they enjoyed themselves as much as I did.  Thanks again, ladies.
Happy stamping!
Chris