Another simple, small batch of Christmas cards. I’m not sure how many more cards I’ll make this year — I have a couple more ideas that I definitely want to have a go at, but I’m also super aware of time passing and also that Royal Mail deliveries have been getting a bit sluggish since the start of December and there’s no point in making cards that won’t reach their recipients in time. Though, of course, any extras will just join the rest of the stash.
These backgrounds were created by stamping a selection of snowflakes in a variety of blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. No particular plan, just stamp a few of the larger snowflakes and then fill in with increasingly smaller stamps until the background was full.
The sentiments were die-cut from some silver card from my scraps box and, for the circles, I used an old Swarovski box that had some nice texture on it.
I edged the circles with Pebeo Gedeo mixtion relief — a gilding paste in a fine-tip tube that dries clear and sticky — and then coated it with Stuart Semple’s Snow, a very fine, fluffy glitter mix.
I cut a smaller circle of card to lift the main one off the card for a little extra dimension and then all that was needed was to stick everything together.
Hobby Art – winter’s snowflakes
Creative Expressions – let it snow
Lawn Fawn – stitched circles
Distress oxides – blues and purples
Stuart Semple – snow
- paper and card:
Hunkydory Ink Me stamping card
Hunkydory Matt-tastic – crystal lagoon
blue card from a Swarovski box
silver card scraps
Pebeo Gedeo mixtion relief