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Monday, 27 August 2012

Blue Christmas (by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with another Christmas project using stamps from 'The Gift of Christmas', this time with a cool blue colour palette. 

The snowflake background was a quick and easy one using Chipped Sapphire distress ink to stamp the snowflakes onto white card and then using tumbled glass and a little more chipped sapphire around the edges. The next layer was made using a mask, embossed with my cuttlebug and distressed using the same distress inks, this time with the addition of a little broken china distress ink too. 

To create the focal image I inked the snowflake stamp up with all three colours of  distress ink and stamped onto some white card, die cut the shape and then triple embossed. I added a sprinkle of clear holographic embossing powder to the middle layer of embossing powder, this gives a beautiful shimmer. Its hard to capture in a photo but hopefully you can see it a little better in this photo

I've matted the triple embossed image on another die cut shape, this time inked with chipped sapphire distress ink and added some beautiful periwinkle Maya road ribbon and added some tiny dots of stickles for some extra sparkle

Thanks for visiting today, 
I hope you're getting some inspiration to make a start on your Christmas projects
Claire xx


  1. Totally intrigued by that masked/embossed layer - amazing definition on the swirls. The triple embossing really makes this look wintery too - thoughts of cracked ice springing to mind.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Gorgeous - I'm liking the blue for Christmas, very wintry.

  3. This is gorgeous Claire, I love you're use of the debossed side of the embossed card, it really makes that design pop.

    Sue x

  4. This is a really gorgeous xmas card Claire! I love it...
    Dot x

  5. Gorgeous Claire, love the stamps and cool colours.
    Christine xx

  6. I just love the colour blue and by seeing this you inspired me to do a blue christmas card... Thanks for sharing, Gerrina

  7. This is another gorgeous Christmas card you have made I love the blue and the layer you have embossed then inked looks great. The triple embossing with the addition of some holographic powder to the middle layer is a fab idea

    Jackie x

  8. Another amazing card I love it x


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