Saturday 1 October 2016

Christmas design ...

I have very few Christmas cards ready for this year so decided this morning to get my brain in gear and to find a design that I could easily replicate ... I don't think I've found it yet.  The first card was quite time intensive as it involved my latest obsession of iron off embossing - so lots of time waiting for ink to try and lots of ink blending.

I used:
Uniko Stunning Snowflakes
STAMPlorations Christmas Bell Medley (sentiment)
Distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid lagoon and Wilted Violet
WOW Clear embossing powder
Lawn Cuts Stitched Rectangle Die

I'm entering this weeks challenge at "Less is More" - as it is the start of the month we are back to a colour challenge, this week it is 'Turquoise and Lilac'.

I need to say a big thank you to the "Less is More" design team as they chose to showcase one of my cards!  I'm delighted and honoured to be chosen - Thanks.  This is the card:



  1. Woo Hoo! Well done on being showCASed and loving your make for this week's challenge too


  2. Love your modern Christmas card. Terrific use of the challenge colors. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  3. Congrats on your well-deserved showCASe, Elaine! I loved your stylish card. This week's is a beauty too and well worth the time it must have taken. The layers of colour add so much visual interest and it looks really classy. Thanks for playing at Less is More!

  4. This is so beautiful Elaine and I'm certainly going to have to give the iron-off technique a whirl as it looks fabulous here. Love the use of those Uniko stamps and I couldn't believe it when I saw you'd used the very colours on your 'diamond' card. Thought you'd had a sneaky peek at our challenges!!! Hee hee! Thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  5. What an amazing panel ELaine... this is totally stunning!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Love those colours on your fabby Christmas card. Going to give your iron off technique a go. Beautiful.

  7. This technique is a time consuming process but the effect is gorgeous, well worth the effort here. And such lovely clean lines too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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