I was swamped with emails after announcing that I was stopping the Monday Mojo email series and I have to say you were all very understanding and so, so kind about how much you all enjoyed the series. Thank you to everyone who sent in feedback.
I have some exciting ideas and plans for ways to bring you more inspiration, but with my right hand woman Lesley, not having a working right arm at the moment (she’s still waiting for surgery), I’m reluctant to start anything that may leave me over-committed.
Meanwhile, I have quite a few cards and bits of artwork which I haven’t shared properly so I’m doing a little blog catch up, starting with some of our recent Christmas stamps. I showed you this picture on the Design Team blog, but never got round to explaining how any of the cards were made.
This card features the Reindeer Landscape stamped over a Gelli print with Majestic Blue Versafine, then matted onto another purple print. The teal card has been stamped with a snowflake edge from Winter Edges in Moonlight White Brilliance ink and Archival Blue Violet. The Let it Snow stamp is also stamped in Blue Violet Archival ink and the oval has been very lightly inked with Archival Viridian.
Here’s the print before I stamped it (approx 8×10 inches).
It always amazes me how patterns can become much more subtle when stamped over and things that look a scruffy mess can actually make good artsy backgrounds.
The trees in this card were stamped onto a background created with the Acrylic Block technique. You can see how I did this in Monday Mojo Issue 17. I used Archival Deep Purple to stamp the trees from Reindeer Landscape and the ‘All Hearts‘ sentiment. The background is a Spellbinders embossing folder called Petite Labels and the sentiment has been die cut with the matching Petite Labels die set. I matted onto teal card and hand cut a border at the bottom for the trees to sit on. Some of the trees are raised up on foam pads.
This card also features an acrylic block background behind the sentiment, which comes from the Warm Christmas Greetings clear stamp set. This is a super simple card with the edges stamped in Moonlight White on the dark purple cardstock, and a simple satin ribbon and bow finish it off.
I hope you’re getting on well with your Christmas Card making – I’ll be back soon with a spooky Halloween card.