I've made a Christmas card already! Last year I started in October and there was much less panic but I never thought I would make one in January.
I was lucky enough to get the Inky Doodle Country checks stamps for Christmas and when I looked at them they suggested Christmas to me, although they are not specifically a Christmas set.
Then I saw this lovely sketch at 52CCt:
So off I went.
The background is stamped with the Country checks layer stamps and then all the squares filled in with the small stamps. I only used Cranberry ink. I embossed the very edges of the vellum in red to add definition. I am still very keen on the Nordic style since the 52 challenge at the end of last year. I made several in that style and I can imagine making more this year.
I was making a birthday card for my father and this sketch seemed just right for it too so I made another one:
I don't like this one quite so much but I'm sure my Dad will like it. I overstamped on the vellum here with some little stamps. I printed the text from my computer. I found this site http://www.dafont.com/ where you can find any font you desire if you don't have quite the right stamp. I liked these hanging letters. I used Adriondak Eggplant and Cloudy and Distress Faded jeans.
I know my blog sub-title tickles some of you but very little shrieking about smudging went on this time. I took my time and remembered not to ink up stamps on top of the project!
I'm linking in with:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Have a look at all the lovely cards there made with the above sketch.
Pixies Snippets Playground
The snippet here is the vellum which I have has since before I started stamping (just one bit. Why?). I'm not even sure where it came from. Probably the fill a box paper shop which used to be a big temptation of mine until it closed down. Cut in half it just did for these two, with scrap left over to test for embossing and stamping.