Christmas jumper

Welcome to my crafty blog. Christmas jumpers have become a big thing over the last few years since the 1980s, and I thought would make a great theme for a card I was asked to make for a 9 year old. There are loads of them in the shops every year (Christmas jumpers that is, not the 9 year olds!), and there’s even an annual Christmas jumper day in the UK every December, in aid of the charity ‘Save The Children’. I’m guessing most of you reading this may have one stashed away in your wardrobe somewhere!

Anyway, on to the card. Claritystamp brought out this stamp set a few years ago, but I’ve only started using it this year. I was asked to make the card in red, so started by stamping the jumper using a red Archival ink. I then masked it off with the reusable precut mask that comes with the set, using the outer frame as I wanted to decorate the jumper using the small stamps in the set

I then cut a card piece to sit the jumper on, but first ran it through an embossing folder to give it texture and mounted it onto a piece of co-ordinating red card

The final part of the card was to stamp either side of the strip that goes across the centre. Again I used the small stamps that are in the set to build up the pattern, and then mounted it onto a piece of red card

I then just layered the pieces up on a 7×7 card blank, finishing by adding the jumper using Pinflair glue to give it added dimension.

I was really pleased with the overall effect. I suppose this is the point where I confess that I don’t have a cheesy Christmas jumper in my wardrobe – and I’m not about to buy one either!

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