A Month of Christmas Cards

That is my plan, to post up a Christmas card each day of December – whether or not the silly season takes over, is yet to be seen, however I will give it my best shot, to give you some inspiration for your own Christmas cards.
And since today is the first day of December, here is my first Christmas card for you! 🙂

 

I have made a few in this style, so you might see a couple of these (is that cheating?). It is basically a one layer card, apart from the bauble.  I have embossed the card front with the Boughs and Berries textured embossing folder, then cut a plain bauble out of the gorgeous Red Foil, then one of more elaborate baubles to go over the top in the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Both baubles are from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies.    The Merry Christmas sentiment comes from a retired stamp set called More Merry Messages, however you could use one of your own favourites.  You could also stamp it directly on to the card front if you are game (or like using stamp positioners), for this one though, I chose to use a separate flag the layer above the embossing.
Stay tuned for more Christmas inspiration.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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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