Monday, 26 October 2020

Still in Christmas Mode

 I'm still ploughing on with Christmas cards and I'm going back about four years to a set of stamps which I came across recently in my stash - an A4 set and I'm pretty sure that some of them haven't ever been inked so I've remedied that and made a few cards using the set, or at least four of them.  The image was stamped on cream card using Versamark and then embossed using a very old pot of embossing powder which is red with tiny flecks of gold.  I then cut it out using an octagonal die set, also cutting  larger ones in cream and gold to layer up and make for a bit more interest.  The larger cream octagon has been embossed and background paper was printed from a CD which I think may well no longer be available but it is definitely a favourite of mine and gets used often.  Sentiment was stamped and then cut out with banner dies.

Background - printed from Season's Greetings CD Chocolate Baroque
Image - from Fat Robin A4 stamp set Chocolate Baroque
Embossing Powder - Antiquities Chinese Red from Ranger
Octagon dies - Daisy Mae from Craftstash
Banners - dies from Creative Expressions stitched banners
Embossing - folder from Creative Expressions


  1. You've certainly been blowing the dust of some of your Christmas stash your Christmas bird image it tones in well with your background


  2. Hi Val

    It is great to rediscover old stash isn't it?

    The image on your card is so lovely. It looks like those birds have got a real feast to get through.

    Love the background paper too. Just perfect alongside.

    Hope you have had a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  3. A fantastic card Val, I remember this stamp from the past. I have to admit to loving those lovely dies, but having far too many already have managed to resist buying them (so far).

    Sue xx