Thursday, 22 July 2010

Christmas in July

Christmas seems so be a topical theme in Blogland with lots of challenges asking for festive entries. Making Christmas cards this early is not my thing really. I had to get the stamps that I wanted to use down from the loft. I pack them away with the decorations and it is always a pleasure to renew their acquaintance. This is the card that I have made for the Simplicity OLW 13 challenge this week. I have had this stamp for several years and enjoyed using it in a different way.

I used a fine line black pen and a template to create the rectangular frame, stamped the image, then masked it before stamping the flourishes. Tried Promarkers to colour but I felt that the result was too intense so, as my watercolour pencils were to hand, I used them. A little bit of bling, using acrylic gems and stickles for the star, finished it off. The photo is a bit dark but I wanted to get the bling to shine.

Was on a roll so I made some more.

With Susan in mind I simplified one much further. Single stamp with a silver star which has a very tiny acrylic star in its centre.

Main stamp - Anita's Sugarloaf, Flourish - Inkadinkado
Inks - Memento Tuxedo black, Versafine - black
Watercolour pencils and water brush
Acrylic gems


mustavcoffee said...

Just gorgeous all of them :) but which do you prefer?
Now you've made a start, keep going and you'll be finished before you know it:)Only kidding, that's one of the joys of the Christmas season for me, making my cards:)xxx

Crafty Susy said...

Lovely Lilian I think I have that stamp too so will have to dig it out. Susy

Heather T said...

I love these, especially the flourishes with a little bling.

Bahb said...

At last, a really different Christmas image, sort of Art Deco. Such a clever use of the flourish!

thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

What a great set of cards!

Susan Raihala said...

I agree with Bahb...awesome image, so different from the usual and all your versions are fabulous! But especially the uber-CAS one, LOL!


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