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Monday, 1 September 2014

Christmas Night (posted by Judith)

Hello Folks, I'd like to show you a card using the newly released Santa Baby stamp set. I wanted to use the sleigh flying through the air pulled by a reindeer, and so I looked through my older christmas stamp sets and found the perfect match on the Damask Reindeer stamp set. I stamped both of the images onto a piece of smooth watercolour paper, and then covered them with a mask. I also added a circle mask at this point. I coloured the background with a variety of blue Distress Inks, graduating to a deep purple at the bottom of the page. Around the circle, I added some yellow, to create a glowing effect. I spritzed the background with water to create a starry feel to the background, and added a little bit of pearl spray for some extra shimmer.

I removed the masks, and coloured the images with water based markers and a water brush. I stamped a tree from the Stained Glass Christmas stamp set along the bottom of the background, using green ink and clear embossing powder. I added some grey shading to the moon, and stamped a sentiment taken from the Christmas Magic clear stamp set using black ink.

I have also created a card using the A Child is Born stamp set. I stamped the corner snowflake stamp around the edges of some watercolour paper using white embossing powder, and filled in the gaps with one of the smaller snowflakes to create a frame. I created a watercolour background using lots of blue tones. I stamped the angel onto a separate piece of card, and coloured the image with pencils. Finally, I added the word 'Joy' to the background.

Full details of how I made this card can be found over on My Blog

 My Team mates have some beautiful inspiration for you over the coming month, so please keep checking back. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. love the way you added the reindeer, sort of makes the sleigh complete! - and that angel is gorgeous

  2. Stunning cards Judith. They really are beautiful.

  3. Two gorgeous cards Judith. My A child is born stamp sheet arrived on Saturday I can't wait to have a play
    Jackie x

  4. two wonderful cards judith - that angel is a real stunner - love it! hugs rachel x

  5. I love the way the reindeer just leaps into the moon & is balanced by the way your sentiment is placed diagonally opposite also crossing over the moon's outline. The spritzed sky is a lovely touch complemented by the different texture of those embossed trees.
    Your snowflake edging provides a lovely frame for the angel & I particularly like the way the softness of the gelato background blue is only just different to the blue of the her dress - adding to the sense of her being of the celestial stratosphere.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Both of these are really stunning Judith! The inky and spritzed BG on the first as well as the colours deepening as you go down the card give it a lovely feel with a gorgeous light shimmer! The second card is just as gorgeous and I love the snowflakes you have stamped into each corner. You have coloured the angel perfectly and the sentiment is perfect too! TYFS Karen x

  7. Two beautiful cards Judith. Great idea with the sleigh flying across the tree tops. The angel is just gorgeous.
    Flo x

  8. These are lovely, I especially like the blue one with the angel.

  9. Elegant cards again! The second one is so beautifully coloured and that border fits so well...


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