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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Christmas Window (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with another card made using  'Dressmaker's Window'. Its such a useful stamp and one I'll be using again and again. For this card I've teamed it with an old 
favourite stamp from Family Christmas.

I began by stamping the tree and rocking horse stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I masked the image using masking tissue before stamping the window. I coloured the images and a snowy scene behind the window with Derwent Pencils and added some snow to the sky with a white pen. For a little Christmas sparkle I used stickles to create the lights on the tree.

I used a Sofft Sponge and Ultramarine Blue PanPastel to create the striped 'wallpaper' in the background. Its really easy to do this if you use the square edged Sofft Bar (here) and run it down the edge of a ruler. Use the ruler to 'mask' the white stripes and in a couple of minutes your background is done. I used grey PanPastel to ground the tree and rocking horse.

I used silver mirri card distressed with a craft knife to mat and layer and to finish off I've added little pearls, ribbon, pompom trim and a tiny snowflake button topped with a twine bow. 

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. You have created a beautiful scene

  2. Oh this is fantastic, love the window scene and the rocking horse image, the whole card is gorgeous, Kate x

  3. Very pretty card. You are right, this window is a wonderful stamped image.

  4. Lovely, great colouring :)

  5. this looks so very beautiful and festive - love it to bits - hugs rachel x

  6. What a delightful take on the window idea
    Jackie x

  7. A super idea for a Christmas card & I love the way your tree glows with brightness. Your distressed edges enhance the rugged nature of the window cill superbly & I love the way your Regency stripes echo the vertical stripes of ribbon on the presents.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Such a nostalgic and beautiful card! You trow me back in time when I got a card like this.... Great!

  9. This is lovely Claire and the Christmas tree and rocking horse look so pretty used here with the window frame and what a lovely wintry scene and pretty added embellishments. x


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