Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Making Spirits Bright

Aft'noon chums!
Sorry I haven't been around for a few days, I've been busy working on a commission for Crafts Beautiful, which is now all finished and posted off.
Last night I spent hours wrapping Christmas presents 'helped' by Bazoo. I have one of those gift wrap cutting thingies, which is now missing, presumed dead. Last sighting of it was under the Christmas tree, in a state of shock, disbelief and finally acceptance that it was no longer for this world.
I have to say, Simon and I were in great danger and it was only through Bazoo's instinct and bravery that we have come through what could have been a truly grisly ordeal. No doubt I will find the gift wrap cutter's body somewhere under an armchair. I will let you know when and where the service will be held. No flowers and no black please.
Back to the moderately sane world. I did manage to make a couple of cards before I started work on the CB stuff. This is a very simple Christmas card, I used solid circle stamps and created a background of different sized dots in greens and red, finishing with a sentiment, ribbon tied in a simple knot and a few gems.
Here it is.

What I used...

Stamps: Round Designer's Block - Judikins; Joyful Greetings - Paper Smooches
Ink: Tea Leaves, Key Lime, Red Magic - VersaMagic; Onyx Black - Versafine
Ribbon: red
Gems: clear, red

How I did it...

Stamp the sentiment with black ink in the bottom right corner of an A6 blank. Stamp dots randomly over the rest of the card with the red and green inks, starting with small dots around the sentiment, then getting larger as you move up the card.

Embellish the 'i' in 'bright' with a small red gem. Apply a few clear gems on a few of the dots and finish with red ribbon wrapped around the card and tied in a knot at the top.

Ta da! There you have it. I think it would also work really well with snowflakes stamped in lovely shades of blue. Hmmm...might have a go at that.

Again, this is a quick simple card, which can be whipped up in no time.

Well then, that's me for the mo, but I'll be back later. Thanks for dropping by. xxx


  1. I am loving your simple Christmas cards Colette, they are so stylish.
    I do hope you find your 'gift wrap cutting thingy' soon I am sure it was taken by Bazoo with good intention :)
    Dawn x

  2. Gorgeous card Collete...I love those fab colours!
    Wedgie xxx


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