To start thinking about Christmas ! Every year I always want to be more organised and have my Christmas cards made in plenty of time, and every year I just can't bear to sit down and think about Christmas before October so it's always a mad dash ! So, as we're only just still in October, I've bitten the bullet and here's my first Christmas card for 2013 !
I love the traditional side to Christmas so when I spotted this Crafty Individuals stamp it 'jumped' into my basket ! The background is made using a bauble stamp from an old Habico stamp set and I've stamped them using Sepia Archival ink onto cream cardstock. I then stamped the word Noel, which is an Indigo Blu stamp, using Red Geranium Archival ink but I used the second generation technique so that the colour was more vintage looking. I then stamped the next panel with, again, an old Christmas text stamp (sorry I don't know who it's by) using Potting Soil Archival ink and using the second generation stamping technique.
I stamped the main image and then masked it off so I could stamp the Christmas tree with Watering Can Archival ink. The Poinsettia has been die cut using the Tim Holtz die and I've blended Distress inks over it. I then stamped the word Noel again using the second generation technique with Red Geranium Archival ink (really love this colour!). I dyed some seam binding using Distress Ink and added some buttons to finish. So, nice and simple but it gets me off the mark !
I'm also entering this card into the Crafty Individuals challenge which is October - October is the month that I start my Christmas cards.
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