Goodly Morning Stampfans! Cor, I don't know about you but I still haven't got all my Christmas cards made! I know, I am leaving it a smidge late... which is why I am doing some batching this year. I do like a bit of the methodical and making cards that are all similar is so much quicker and means I can actually give all my friends a handmade card this year! The designs are so simple and quick... I would estimate about 10 - 15 mins per card. The stamp set I am using is the Christmas Time set by Tim Holtz, I do love the shabby and vintage look of the images, they lend themselves to a clean and simple card.
Card one: I stamped the holly using Olive Archival onto cream card. After a quick zap with a heat tool to make sure the ink was dry, I tore the end off the card and then edged around it with Forest Moss Distress Ink. I wrapped some Paper String around the card, adding a little Christmas Muse Token and then matted onto brown Bazzill cardstock using 3d foam. The card was finished with a smidge of inking around the edges and stamping the sentiment in Jet Black Archival.
Card two: Using cream card again, I stamped the poinsettia in Coffee Archival (you could use markers and colour the stamp so you have a coloured poinsettia). Another quick zap to heat set the ink and a smidge of Fired Brick DI around the edges. Again I tore the card and wrapped some Paper String around it, mounting it onto brown Bazzill as before. I used Gathered Twigs to blend around the edges of the base card and stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Archival.
Tim Holtz - Christmas Time stamp set
Well, that's all from me for now... wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and hoping 2013 is a good year for you. TTFN