Christmas wish

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I don’t know about you but at the moment I am not managing to tick as many things off that are on my to do list as I would like. I seem to keep getting diverted or running out of steam. However I think I have done the last of the visits to the supermarket which is always a blessing.

Today I am sharing a project that I made a few weeks ago for one the Sunday Stampers “red” challenge theme. However, I decided that I liked the design so much I was going to turn it into my Christmas card for 2013 so did something else for the red challenge. This is the original design that I made and the one I am going to share over at Sunday Stampers for the new challenge for which the theme is to use the word “wish.”


This card uses stamps by Dylusions and Stampotique. First, I coloured the background with distress inks and then gave it a spritz of water.


Once dry, I stamped the holly and coloured the leaves with Promarkers and then outlined with white gel pen. I stamped the moon directly onto the card and then again onto white glitter paper, cutting out the moon and sticking it over the stamped image.


The tree, which, if you not seen me do this before, is actually a roof from one of the Dylusions little houses. I’ve stamped it onto green card and then added highlights with a white gel pen.


The foreground is also a Dylusions stamp which I’ve stamped onto white card and cut out.The finishing touches were to add red stickles for the holly berries, a little twinkly star, the chit-chat sticker and of course, a little snow.


When it came to making my Christmas cards I changed the foreground and added clear glitter to the tree.


In order to replicate this as quickly as possible (I had 70 to make) I prepared the background – including adding the snow, stamping and colouring the holly, adding the foreground and stamping the moon. Then I photocopied it and added the finishing touches – glittery moon, holly berries, tree, star and extra glitter by hand.


Looking at both of these together I like them both but now wish(!) I’d added the word wish to my Christmas card.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Christmas wish — 11 Comments

  1. These are both very effective and creatively done cards–I love your style and am envious of your talent. Super work!

  2. You’re a whole bunch more ambitious than I am, 70 cards? Wow you are a really nice lady to make all those cards besides all the great things you make and share with us. Lucky people whom receive your cards, so cute.
    I’m ashamed to say this year I didn’t make one card or send one card. Didn’t have money for stamps (they’re quite expensive here) until today our payday so no choice. I’ve had to let go of some things. Didn’t do any outside decorating for holidays either. Hubs didn’t seem to want to, (when he doesn’t want to do something he ignores my suggestions period). I had enuf to do inside so just let it go.
    I’m very much hoping your Christmas is wonderful and Happy New year

    • Postage costs are frightening. I don’t think I posted as many this year – eventually they got delivered by hand!! I hope you had a good one.

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