I can’t get much
further away from my normal style than today’s card!
It was inspired by
something I saw on Facebook recently but I think it was patterned paper; the card I saw was really striking!
plan was to do the baubles and then have the Deck The Halls stamp
Unfortunately, I should have made the card portrait mode to
allow enough room for both!
make this card, I started by choosing the four colours I wanted to use:
Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, and Crushed Curry.
I stamped both
the bauble stamps onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) in each of
the four colours.
Then I used the two co-ordinating dies in the Card
Front Builder Thinlits Dies.
cleaning the stamps, I re-inked using Basic Black Archival Ink, and set
up my Stamp-a-ma-jig for each stamp.
I stamped the first image on right
hand side, and before stamping the second image, I covered the first
image with a PostIt Note, just in case the first image wasn’t quite dry.
I continued across to the left hand side, and found five images fitted
Using a little dab of Tombow, I adhered the baubles in
the same positions as on the stamps, keeping the colours in the same
It was at this stage I realised I wasn’t going to get Deck the
Halls in, unless I stamped it onto a spare piece of Whisper White CS,
and adhered it so it was covering up some of the baubles.
I think this idea
would have worked, but I didn’t want to cover up any of the baubles!
moved onto the Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set and used the main sentiment.
Although I rarely create multi-coloured cards, this was the exception
and I wanted to carry the colouring theme through my card.
This has been
one of the most relaxing cards I’ve made for a very long time – I’ve
really enjoyed creating it!
started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and added a
layer of Real Red CS.
I decided to make the top Whisper White CS layer a
lot smaller than usual, and as I had several baubles left over, I
adhered them in two small piles, one either side of the sentiment!
decided to use a fair bit of bling by adding one of the old small Basic
Rhinestones to each bauble, and two slightly larger ones to the
finish my card, I added Real Red and Whisper White CS layers to the
inside, and adhered a “pile” of baubles on the “floor”!
When hubby saw
the inside of the card he said the baubles looked like
sweets……………..which is exactly what I thought, but I was hoping
he wouldn’t think the same! LOL!
I’m not sure I could have prevented
this, although I do wonder if I’d only used three colours, whether that
would have a marked diffeeence or not??
it’s very much out of my comfort zone – because it’s multi-coloured – I
think this card will be well received by a family with young children!
That’s it from me today. Untill tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Oh WOW! I have to admit, when I first looked at this morning's card, I saw "Crayola!" and wondered "What did Jan have on her Cornflakes this morning?!" LOL — pretty wild for you, Jan! But I can honestly see how much FUN you must've had making it too. This is one card, however, I won't be casing. I'll find my fun with another version, but … for sure, this was a bright and cheery wake-up this morning! So Thank You for this … I can hardly wait to read all the other Comments. You're so right … kids would love it … not just little ones either; big ones too!! 😊
Hi, Geraldine! Not quite sure what to say, and that's a first! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Eva Warren says
Even if you were out of your comfort zone, you did a fantastic job. I love it, but I like multi-color and it looks very Christmasy. Thanks for sharing.
Hi, Eva. I think it's good to get outside my comfort zone sometimes and I'm pleased I've come up with a project you like. Many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
sheron Egolf says
Hi, Jan. I love this card! I'm one to use a lot of colors and so this was perfect. Love how the inside turned out too and it does look like candy but that's a part of Christmas too! By the way, I haven't been able to watch your videos lately because when I start to watch a video I get about 10 min. into it and my computer shuts itself off. Some days I want to take a hammer to it! LOL
Hi, Sheron. You're right about candy being part of Christmas, too! Computers and cars, both fabulous when they behave the way they should! I hope you get it sorted out! ☺ happy crafting, JanB.