Saturday, 14 July 2018

Merry & Bright

H'afternoon my lovelies!

Hope you are enjoying this glorious weather! I have been going through some of my Christmas wooden stamps and I came across a beautiful retro reindeer and a 'Merry & Bright' phrase stamp that I have had for a few years.

I have some gorgeous wooden stamps, but because they are more bulky to store and you tend to use the polymer stamps more, you forget all about them. 

This card is based on one I did a few years ago using the same reindeer stamp. I have some papers by Brenda Walton with a retro theme that go perfectly with this style of stamp.

What you need...

Stamp: Rudolph (2808G) - Judikins; Merry & Bright (60-01160) - Inkadinkado
Patterned paper: Brenda Walton Merry & Bright (651160) 6" x 12" Double Sided Paper Pad - Sizzix
Card stock: red, white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Punch: snowflake - Kars
Gems: clear
Pearls: red

What you do...

1 Cut a 10cm x 14cm piece of the presents paper, slice the bottom at an angle and fix to the top of a 14cm square blank.

2 Cut a 1cm deep strip of the striped side of the paper and fix under the angled piece.

3 Stamp the reindeer and the Merry & Bright onto white card and cut into angled shapes. Mat onto red card and trim. Attach to the blank at angles.

4 Punch some snowflakes in red card, adhere to the blank and add a clear gem to the centre of each. Add a red pearl to the reindeer's nose.

I know that the Judikins stamp is no longer available, but any simple reindeer stamp would do. The Merry & Bright stamp is available from Craftie Charlie for £6.95, click here to take you to the page.

I'm going to browse through past Christmas card makes and see if there are any that I would like to update, so watch this space.

Have a lovely weekend all and I'll be back soon!


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