Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The non-Christmas-stamped Christmas card

When faced with a challenge to make a Christmas card using only Indigo Blu stamps, my first thought was "Yippee!  An excuse to buy some new stamps!"  (As if I needed any encouragement!  LOL!).  But then I reminded myself that I'm going on holiday shortly, so giving in to my stamp-buying urges was not something I should be doing.

So I got a bit creative and came up with this:

I first stamped onto Indigo Blu's gorgeous white card in Versamark, using the beautiful swirly ends of Indigo Blu's "Juliet" stamp, and embossed in clear WOW! powder.  I then ran the card through the Grand Calibur using a snowflake embossing folder.  I then blended Distress Ink around the edges of the card to help bring out the snowflake embossing.  A quick wipe with a piece of kitchen roll removed the blue ink from the clear embossing to make the swirls really stand out.

I used the same effect on the tree shape (which was just drawn onto white card and cut out by hand).  Add a bit of glitter card and sparkly gems - and voila!  It feels very weird making Christmas cards when I've still not had my summer holiday.  But I guess it's good to get started early and avoid the last-minute panic (which is what happened last year, and I ended up giving some people *shop bought cards*.  Oh, the shame!).

So, this card is my submission for the following blog challenges:

Thanks for looking!



  1. What a great idea good luck with your entry in the IndigoBlu Challenge
    P xx

  2. This is gorgeous and such a clever idea. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  3. Love this idea!

    Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge

  4. Very pretty card, good luck in the Indigoblu challenge this month. xx

  5. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  6. That is such a clever idea! Thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x

  7. Beautiful card - the colour and design are amazing

    Mines on my blog
    HERE it would be great if you had time to come take a look
    X Hilda

  8. So beautiful! I love your creativity with this technique.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge.

  9. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  10. Beautiful card Lori:-) Thanks for joining us at the Take it Make it challenge xxx

  11. Love this Lori, very clever as always. x