Summer Stamps for a Christmas Card by Katrina

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Hello everyone. This is my first blog post for The Little Paper Tree so I thought I would start by introducing myself.

My name is Katrina and I live in England with my husband of 16 years and our 3 children aged 14, 12 and 5.

I have a passion for card making and craft. I started card making about 5 years ago but everything in the shops seemed to be all lace and frills and that just wasn’t me. Then I discovered American stamp brands and fell in love with the cute critters and have been crafting with them ever since. My cards usually include Stamping, bright colours, Distress inks and a cute image of some kind. I am excited to be part of the team and sharing my designs with you all.

To celebrate World Card Making Day 2018 on the 6th October The Little Paper Tree will be holding a Christmas themed challenge. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates but In the mean time here is my Christmas inspired card. (Click HERE to enter your card).

I decide to challenge myself to make a Christmas card using a non Christmas stamp set. I used two main Lawn Fawn stamp sets Flamingo Together and Dad and Me.

Lawn-Fawn-Christmas-Flamingo-1

I started by selecting the two flamingo stamps and stamped them on to Copic friendly blending card. I mounted them on to my stamping block then used waterproof black ink to stamp them. I then used my Copic markers to colour the images. Once I had done this I then fussy cut the images leaving a white border around the edge and placed them to one side.

Lawn-Fawn-Christmas-Flamingo-2

Next I worked on the background. I used a cloud stencil for the sky and a hills stencil to make the snow drifts. I selected Distress Oxide inks to use with the stencils and applied them with a blending tool. I stamped the water and grass with Distress inks. When the ink was dry I used a glitter pen to add some shimmer to the snow drifts.

I used a stamping tool to stamp the water and the sentiment. The oxide inks work well for stamping unlike the regular Distress Ink which does not. I used the stamping tool as I didn’t want to risk ruining all my work on the background at this point and It is a great way to make sure your stamping is perfect every time. I stamped small stars around the sentiment.

I attached the flamingos to the background using foam squares. At this point the card was almost finished but it didn’t quite look festive enough so I found a Santa hat in another Lawn Fawn set so I stamped and coloured it and added it to one of the flamingos for a finishing touch.

I hope you can see that it is possible to make a Christmas card from any stamp set just by adding a festive background or accessories along with a sentiment. Give it a go and I look forward to seeing all your challenge entries.

 

WANT TO FIND THESE PRODUCTS:

 

STAMPS

Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn Dad and Me Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn Toboggan together (hat) Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn Joy into the woods (for the sentiment) Stamp Set

 

INK

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spun Sugar

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Old Paper

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Stormy Sky

Memento Tuxedo Black

 

CARD

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Catherine Pooler Designs Premium White Cardstock

 

MARKERS

Zig Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen

Copic Markers

 

ADHESIVES

Scrapbook adhesives 3D foam squares

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner

 

TOOLS

Tim Holtz stamping platform

Lawn Fawn acrylic stamping block

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer

Tim Holtz Mini Snips Scissors

Tim Holtz Mini Blending Foam Tool

Hill Stencil

Cloud Stencil

Blog-Signature-Katrina

2 Responses

  1. Jeni
    | Reply

    So cute! Love the festive flamingoes.

  2. Sarah May
    | Reply

    Love it – the hat is the perfect finishing touch!

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