Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Ornate Ornaments, My Heart, Seasons of Love - Tags
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso; Distress - Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen; Versamark
Dies: Hearts - Cameo die cuts by Lori Whitlock
Accessories: Design Paper - My Mind's Eye Snowed In (Free with Cardmaking & Papercraft); White Lustre card from stash
For the layout I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday - MOJO279. I decided to try and use some of the designer paper I have in my
The pad of My Mind's Eye paper was free with a UK craft magazine last year and this is the first time I've used it! I used a sheet of the robins and sentiment as the backing paper. The red paper actually has some very subtle snowflakes on it, but I decided to over stamp with these sweet little hearts from Nordic Winter. The banner was cut from another sheet in the pack - I cut around the scallops and used my hole punch to cut the holes! The hearts were die cut on my new Cameo (which I think is wonderful!). I shaded the large heart with Evergreen Bough and over stamped (second impression) with another of the border stamps from Nordic Winter. I kept the greeting very simple inking it first with Versamark and then Fired Brick which allowed me to clear emboss the sentiment - you can see the shine in the photo! I finished off with a couple more die cut hearts which I covered with the red paper. I finished the front with this sweet robin cut from another of the papers in the pack.
For the inside I cut another sheet of paper to make the backing mat and a piece of plain white card for the greeting. I stamped the lovely wood grain leaf heart in Antique Linen and this gorgeous sentiment in Fried Brick. I just love the way all Claire's stamp work so well together.
I know it might seem strange making Christmas cards in February, but it really does make sense to try and get ahead. I don't want to have to spend most of November rushing around making cards like I did last year (and the year before!). So do try to join the fun!!
I'm off back to my craft room to make a few more cards - I might even do another Christmas Heart card! See you tomorrow.