greeting cards

Acorn ornaments

Well, I thought I’d bought this digital stamp the year before last, but apparently it was four years ago! Where does the time go…? Anyway, this was the first time I’ve coloured it — I love the ornaments, but I was having problems figuring out how to make them work on a card.

Then I had the idea of fussy cutting around the bottom and layering it over some patterned paper. I liked the paper I found but it was a bit bright so I blended some ink over the top to soften the design.

The wavy Merry Christmas die is one of my favourites, another thing I bought four years ago, but this one has had a lot more use. I layered the sentiment over a piece of coloured vellum and finished the card off with some dots of gold glitter. I went to see if I could find any other colours of the glitter drops and discovered that they have been discontinued which is a real shame as they are a lovely fine, dense glitter and last really well — so many products like this dry out quickly — luckily, I managed to pick up a couple of other colours from a seller on eBay.

Copic markers:

left, top – R12, BG15, BG23, BG11, BG000
left, bottom – BG18, E18, E15, YR24, YR21
middle, top – R43, BG49, BG13, BG11
middle, bottom – B000, Y28, E43, E41, Y21
right, top – R21, BG34, BG32, BG11
right, bottom – B21, YR24, YR23, YR21


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – acorn ornaments
  • dies:
    Tonic – wave merry Christmas
  • inks:
    Distress oxide – bundled sage
  • embellishments:
    Imagination Crafts detail sparkle – gold gilt
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – plain dark green
    patterned paper
    Anita’s pastel vellum
    scrap black card
  • miscellaneous:
    silver pen

This image was coloured in August 2021.

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