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Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas Time! (by Julie)

Hello and welcome. Have you started your Christmas cards or are you a bit last minute like me? Well today, I have two Christmas card ideas to get you in the mood, made with the fantastic new stamps that Chocolate Baroque have just released.

My first card is made with Vintage Postbox. It is a versatile stamp as after it has been coloured (I used polychromos pencils) you can choose to add snow or leave it plain. As Christmas is in mind I chose to add the snow with a white paint marker and added sprinkles of glitter...
I used an oval die, to cut the image out before applying double-sided tape on the reverse edges so that the red ribbon could be securely attached.   
The base card has been stamped with the snow flakes from Seasonal Fragments and lightly coloured with Broken China Distress ink.

My second card is a very cute Robin, sat on a tasty mince pie. I decided that this lovely Mr Robin would look good on a piece of parchment. I really am no expert (as you can probably when it comes to parchment but the lovely clear drawing of this Robin makes it very easy to stamp and emboss onto parchment.
I inked the Robin up with Picket Fence Distress ink and then went over the stamped image with a 
3 mm ball tool. I added colour on the reverse with Distress Crayons and blended them with a cotton bud that I moistened with a baby wipe. Once dry I attached the parchment to the base card with double sided tape around the edges. I decided to hide the tape with a handy die cut frame that I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.
The base card was stamped with the snow flake from Last Minute Christmas and the card was finished off with a piece of gold elastic, threaded with a few decorative beads.

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again very soon

Julie xx


  1. Love your cards. The red ribbon just finishes off the postbox nicely and that's a great idea to stamp and then parch, must try that. Thanks you for the idea.

  2. Beautiful cards Julie, I wasn't sure about these new stamps, but you have used them in such a fabulous way, beautifully coloured and designed, Kate x

  3. Two beautiful cards Julie both prettily coloured and good ideas for relatively quick makes. x

  4. Lovely both the cards, beautiful stamps, and the gorgous ribbon around the oval looks so pretty!


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