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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Christmas Card and Treat Bag

Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of Christmas projects – a simple card in non-traditional colours using the Pears and Baubles stamp set, and a pretty fabric pouch stamped and coloured using the Hark the Christmas Rose stamp.
A 6 X 6 inch white card blank was stamped with the lovely background stamp from the Pears and Baubles stamp set using pale pink dye based ink.
The sentiments were stamped with pink and Silver Ink from the Let’s Get Festive stamp set.
An octagonal piece of pink card was embossed with a textured folder from my stash. A little Distress Ink (Tattered Rose) was applied across the surface with a sponge to enhance the texture. Versamark Ink was applied around the edges and embossed with white powder. This was glued to the card with foam pads for added depth.
The bauble was stamped with Silver Ink onto plain white card and cut out. The bauble was sprayed with glittery varnish for added sparkle and Glossy Accents applied to the central star. The bauble was glued to the card with foam pads.
Finished with sequins, an organza bow, silver glitter glue and silver PVA pearls – just couldn’t resist a bit more bling.

A scrap of cotton was trimmed into a rectangle approx. 13 X 34cm. This gave enough room for seam allowances and a fold over top to thread with a ribbon drawstring. Before sewing together the Hark the Christmas Rose was stamped onto one end using Black Ink (suitable for fabric). The ink was left overnight to dry and ironed to fix (essential if you want to colour with water based media).
Rather than water based media I decided to colour the image with permanent alcohol markers (green, yellow, pink and blue). Colour was encouraged to bleed and give a soft blended effect using a clear alcohol blender pen.
When dry a little clear acrylic sparkly glaze was applied to the flowers, and gold glitter glue (suitable for fabric) was applied to the stamens. Yes – just had to be more bling. The fabric was again left overnight before ironing with a hot iron to set everything.
A small channel for ribbon threading was stitched on each end, then the fabric folded in half and the side seams stitched (omitting the channel). Two pieces of ribbon were thread through the channels to create a simple pull drawstring.
I hope that you have enjoyed my Christmas makes xxx.


  1. Love both of these and the little bag is exquisite.

  2. Stunning samples, love the christmas rose xx

  3. love the stamped bag Anne, fab idea and gorgeous colouring. xxx

  4. These are gorgeous, I do love the cute stamped bag.
    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous both!! Fab card and LOVE your fabric pouch!!

  6. Wow, such beautiful coloring on the bag Anne! Sending you some hugs, xxx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous little bag Anne, and your card is just lovely, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

  8. When looking at the photos 'blown up' (by clicking on them) I could see all the wonderful details you described - your colouring is fantastic and the card looks great.

  9. What a wonderful fabric bag you have stamped and inked on to, and I adore the colours, and the glitter glue for the stamens looks great Anne. A fabulous piece of work. x

  10. Sorry Anne, I forgot to mention the beautiful card you made. I love the octagonal shape and the pretty soft pink used on that and for the background snowflakes and the little sentiments in each of the corners look great. x


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