Sunday, 15 November 2015

Another Christmas Card

My card for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week is another Christmas card, this time incorporating some stamping.  I started by finding a square snippet of Centura pearl card from which I cut an aperture thus forming a frame for my scene.  Of course this leaves me with a die cut label shape to add to my pile of  useful scraps!!  I then roughly marked out the aperture shape onto a snippet of plain white card, sponged in some sky and produced the little winter scene using some free stamps which came with the latest Creative Stamping magazine (lots of very usable stamps in this set).  I embossed the outer frame with a stone wall embossing folder before mounting it over the little scene using foam pads.  The other snippets used were some holly sprigs which were snipped with scissors from the remains of a printed sheet used recently (Nordic Christmas) and a poinsettia stamped a couple of times, cut out and layered. The greeting was stamped then layered onto a faux washi tape style of backing made by trimming the ends of a small snippet of green card with fancy-cut scissors.

Edited:  I received a lovely comment from Sally H (thanks) who mentioned this card would fit the current challenge at Stamping Sensations so I'm popping it onto their blog as well

Stamped Scene and Greeting - free stamps from Creative Stamping magazine
Stamped Poinsettia - Stampin' Up Reason for the Season set
Holly sprigs - printed from Crafter's Companion CD Nordic Christmas section
Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion Textures range


  1. Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I love your use of snippets. This would fit perfectly for the cu8rrent challenge at Stamping Sensations too x

  2. A gorgeous card Val. From not needing to make anymore Christmas cards you seem to be on a roll with them. Keep up the good work and you'll have next years made before the end of this year.

    Sue xx

  3. Really pretty card Val - I do love the colours you used and what a fab stamp set that was as a freebie! Adding the poinsettia and holly really offsets the framed image beautifully.


    Di xx

  4. That's a lovely Christmas card. Good luck in all your challenges.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. A super card, love the scene through the aperture, great use of those stamps (I haven't inled mine yet!)

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  6. Love your snowy scene Val, brilliant freebie stamps weren't they! Love that magazine :0)
    Val x

  7. Lovely Christmas card Val you can never have too many Christmas cards anyway never too early to start for next year lol

  8. A lovely Christmas Card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations in our Festive Flowers and Foliage Challenge.
    Viv (DT)

  9. Glad Sally spotted this, Val, it's beautiful! I love your deer scene. That certainly was a great freebie set, wasn't it? Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations.


  10. Oh my... This is gorgeous. I adore the colour scheme. So pretty :)

  11. Lovely card, beautifully made, Val. I like the little winter scene you've created with the stamp set - I have it too, so must give scene building a try. It's a sad fact that every paper project begets more snippets - I'll swear they breed in the drawer :) Elizabeth xx

  12. It looks stunning Val and I love the embossing too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.