Tuesday 30 June 2015

Steaming Ahead for Christmas

Hi there.  I've made this Christmas card just in time for this month's Rudolph Day which runs until the end of the month, and I think it will fit one or two other challenges as well.

I used this Stampendous stamp called Train Postcard and coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Pencils.  I cut it out and backed it with a snippet of red card.  I then adhered it to a white square card which I embossed using a Penny Black Mistletoe Stencil called Alluring.  I then stamped a Creative Expressions stamp Pinstriped Poinsettia using Versafine Smokey Gray ink on to red card using two different sizes of stamp with two layers for each of the flowers, and after I had cut them out I sprayed them with Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle Pearl Diamond to give them a pretty sheen.  I don't have any Christmas foliage so I used my Sue Wilson die from the Finishing Touches range called Trailing Ivy.  I die cut two of these but in the event I snipped them and just used some bits.

I finished by die cutting a sentiment from a snippet of red card using a Britannia word die.

Well this is all for now and thank you for stopping here today, and I thank you all for taking an interest in my card making corner. 

Pat  x

I am also entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 183 where we use up our snippets.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Two Words.
Craft Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Jacee said...

A gorgeous festive card Pat, love the scene
hugs JaceeSimply Paper Card Design

Jean said...

A gorgeous Rudolph day card Pat, I love this stamp, I also have it in my collection. I love the way you have coloured it, and the flowers and foliage make a great adornment.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous vintage card and love the Poinsettia's.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous card, Pat. I am goingto use this as inspiration the next time I stamp this image...I love your version!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Pat! I do so love that stamp and the poinsettias re a perfect finishing touch.


Di xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pat :-) I love the steam train and vintage look of this, so beautiful :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous postcard image and beautiful flowers. It's great to get started on Christmas isn't it? Take care, Shirleyxx

Sarn said...

I love that stamp. Great card xxx

MaryH said...

Simply lovely! You've done something amazing with this image, and your poinsettias are so beautiful. Brilliant idea to use the trailing ivy as part of that worked so well, love your coloring, and the pretty mats. Well DONE! TFS & Hugs

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

MaryH said...

Whoo HOOO! Just saw on FB that you won with this lovely card! WTGo! So proud of you. Happy Saturday. Hugs