Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tree Trimmings Christmas Cards

Some more Christmas cards a to show you today. There were very quick to make, and feature the Tree Trimming stamp set.

This Crumb Cake card was stamped with the snowflake from the Winter Post stamp set in Versamark ink to create the background. The sentiment on the card is from any Merry Messages and the sentiment on the tag is from Merry and Type. They were stamped with black StazOn ink. The "to/from" stamp is from the Winter Post stamp set. The thread was drawn on with a Basic Black marker.

Believe it or not, these first lot of cards were a bit of a trial run for next year's Christmas Cards and tags, as I plan to change the colour scheme of my Christmas tree, and I want the gift tags to match when I place the presents under my tree. I have already bought a complete set of new baubles and decorations (at half price of course!) in pale pinks and plum/burgundy, hence the Bravo Burgundy baubles. And I usually wrap my presents in brown craft paper, hence the Crumb Cake base. Anyway, here they are...

This next card card is very simple indeed, which goes to show that you can create pretty Christmas cards quite quickly. This sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set. It was stamped in black StazOn ink.


The last card features a snowflake embossed Bashful Blue background with baubles "rock 'n' rolled" in Bashful Blue and Night of Navy. The baubles are "hanging" with linen thread.

For those of you who may not have heard of the term, "rock 'n' rolling" is the process whereby the stamp is inked with a lighter coloured ink, and then the edges of the same image are inked with a darker coloured ink by "rolling" the edges of the image on the ink pad.

 Not bad for one crafting sitting. :)
Well, see you all again soon.
Take care.

1 comment:

Pam Thompson said...

Love these cards - thanks for sharing. I especially love the last blue one. What is "rock and rolling"? (excuse my ignorance :-)