However, with the deadline to post Christmas cards fast approaching, I've got a few quick and easy festive cards to show you for those last minute makes. So join me as we flip through Chocolate Baroque's holiday archives and ink up stamps from Christmases past.
First up is this colourful number showcasing an intricate image from the Peace On Earth A5 sheet released in September 2011. After heat embossing it in black, I blended Distress Inks for the background and added Stickles for some starry sparkle. The greeting is from the Warm Christmas Greetings clear sheet, heat embossed in white.
Next up is a super simple card, perfect for mass producing. This time I'm playing with the Pears and Baubles A4 sheet released in 2012. The bauble is stamped in VersaFine Satin Red, fussy cut and adhered to the dry embossed the background. I dressed the bauble with Liquid Pearls and Stickles. The greeting is from the same sheet.
Our trip down memory lane ends with this enchanting A4 set called The Gift Of Christmas which was released in August 2012. It also happens to be my personal favourite and my very first set from Chocolate Baroque. The silhouette of the cat and dog looking up at the tree sums up Christmas at our home. I've kept it simple by heat embossing the image in black, lightly inking the background with Antique Linen and the tree with Distress Inks in shades of green. To finish I dressed, the tree with Liquid Pearls and Stickles, added a gold star and a red bow. The greeting is from A Child Is Born A4 sheet and the snowflakes are from Holly Bells A5 sheet.
There you have it - 3 surprisingly quick cards made extra special with embossing, Distress Inks and a little sparkle ... couldn't be simpler! I hope you'll some useful ideas from these for your own Christmas projects. Details of tools and products are available on my Blog.
In the meantime, the rest of the girls are having fun with punky sea creatures. Do drop in regularly to see what they've been up to.