Welcome to my crafty blog. Here’s another Christmas card, inspired by a couple of this week’s challenges – Less Is More have declared it ‘Christmas in July’, and Just Add Ink have got a very festive inspiration photo.
I decided to go with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Peaceful Noel’ set (now retired), as I thought it would pick up the style of Just Add Ink’s photo. I cut a piece of card to fit an A6 card blank, and then stamped the leaves and berries across the top edge to look like a swag using SU’s ‘evening evergreen’ and ‘soft succulent’, with ‘festive berries’ Distress Oxide for the berries.
I added ‘Noel’ under the leaves and heat embossed it with WOW ‘gold satin’ powder. At this point, I felt the berries looked a bit flat, so restamped them with WOW’s clear ink and embossed them with ‘cranberry sparkle’ (although it doesn’t show up very well in the photos).
I think this is likely to be one I’ll be making more of, as it’s an easy process for batch making cards.