Saturday 19 November 2016

One design, three stamp sets, three cards ...

Good afternoon!  It's a chilly day in the UK ... I guess winter is already here!

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will know that I am behind with creating my Christmas cards and keep trying to find a design that I can replicate easily - last week I had some success but I do get easily bored making the same design over and over again!!  So this morning I started the quest again ... today's card is inspired by the challenge over at "Less is More" where the theme is 'Vintage'.  As I'm pretty vintage myself I thought about cards that I received years ago ... my overriding memory is of glitter and I don't do glitter so I had to start again.

This is the card ... or I should say cards!

I began with a panel of kraft card and heat embossed the sleigh stamp and sentiment with gold embossing powder.  On the card based I stamped the snowflakes with versamark ink to give the tone on tone effect.  I popped the stamped image onto the base with a smaller piece of fun foam.

I also made two others:

I used:

STAMPlorations:  Believe in Magic; Celebrate the Season and Peace, Love, Joy
WOW Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #303 - Theme Vintage

STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes

Penny Black and More - November Challenge  Anything Christmas



  1. Simply splendid makes and well done on finishing more for your 2016 quota of Christmas cards


  2. These are beautiful cards Elaine. The images are wonderfully vintage and look great in the gold embossing. The tone on tone snowflakes look so pretty but I must admit that the last two cards have stolen my heart as they are CAS-tastic. Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Less is More. xx

  3. These look great Elaine! I love the use of Kraft and gold which gives both a vintage and a luxurious feel... fab! Congrats on increasing your card total, and good luck for getting them all done :D Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  4. I love the effect that gold and kraft creates, Elaine and the stamplorations images are perfect for our vintage style theme this week, too. I can never quite settle on a single design for Christmas cards either but it is fun trying out the different ideas! Great to see you at Less is More this week :)

  5. What a very elegant card and perfect for our theme at Penny Black and More challenges, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  6. Beautifully CAS - love the design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month. Lynn x DT

  7. Very pretty - I really love the "extra" of snowflakes falling for the sleigh image.


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