Recently I picked up Issue 05 of ‘Get Stamping’ magazine at my local newsagents because I loved the look of the free set of clear stamps that came with it.
When a friend came down from Glasgow for a visit last week I realised that I hadn’t done my Christmas cards yet and wanted to give her the card while she was here.
I therefore put together a quick card to wish her a Merry Christmas.
Ok, Ok, I know that I should have done them by now, but listen, I rarely shop for presents until a week before Christmas day so having cards ready in November was going to be unlikely wasn’t it?
So, as I said, the stamps came from Issue 05 of ‘Get Stamping’ magazine – here is a quick image of the magazine and free stamps.
I can see myself using these stamps beyond Christmas as there are a lot of adaptable images there from the gifts to the bow and also the coffee mug.
Anyway, you probably want to see the card that I made so here is a little photo gallery showing the card from various angles.
As you can see, it was quite a simple card and there weren’t really many techniques or stages involved. There isn’t therefore a lot of step by step images on this post.
For the curious however, here is a quick breakdown of how I put it all together.
- Stamp out and then mask of the gifts.
- Mask off a line about half way down leaving the top of the card exposed.
- Using a blending tools, brush or other tool to work on some Tim Holtz Distress ink (or ink of your choice) to give the top area a frosty blue feel.
- Peel off all of the masks and colour in the gifts with pencils.
- Stamp out the sentiment on a spare piece of cardstock.
- Matt and layer the main image.
- Matt and layer the sentiment and then stick on the card with some foam pads or 3D glue.
- You’re done!
I told you it was a quickie :)
Anyway, I hope that you are all managing the run up to Christmas well. Hands up who has done their Christmas cards yet?
I haven’t – hence why I had to make this one quick! Lol.
That’s it for this one. Thank you for reading – I look forward to seeing you next time!