Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Carols of Christmas

Hello, Crafters.

I can't get much further away from my normal style than today's card! 

It was inspired by something I saw on Facebook recently but I think it was patterned paper; the card I saw was really striking!

My plan was to do the baubles and then have the Deck The Halls stamp underneath!

Unfortunately, I should have made the card portrait mode to allow enough room for both! 

To make this card, I started by choosing the four colours I wanted to use: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, and Crushed Curry. 

I stamped both the bauble stamps onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) in each of the four colours. 

Then I used the two co-ordinating dies in the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.

After cleaning the stamps, I re-inked using Basic Black Archival Ink, and set up my Stamp-a-ma-jig for each stamp. 

I stamped the first image on right hand side, and before stamping the second image, I covered the first image with a PostIt Note, just in case the first image wasn't quite dry.

I continued across to the left hand side, and found five images fitted in brilliantly.

Using a little dab of Tombow, I adhered the baubles in the same positions as on the stamps, keeping the colours in the same order. 

It was at this stage I realised I wasn't going to get Deck the Halls in, unless I stamped it onto a spare piece of Whisper White CS, and adhered it so it was covering up some of the baubles. 

I think this idea would have worked, but I didn't want to cover up any of the baubles!

I moved onto the Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set and used the main sentiment. 

Although I rarely create multi-coloured cards, this was the exception and I wanted to carry the colouring theme through my card. 

This has been one of the most relaxing cards I've made for a very long time - I've really enjoyed creating it! 

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and added a layer of Real Red CS.

I decided to make the top Whisper White CS layer a lot smaller than usual, and as I had several baubles left over, I adhered them in two small piles, one either side of the sentiment! 

I decided to use a fair bit of bling by adding one of the old small Basic Rhinestones to each bauble, and two slightly larger ones to the sentiment.

To finish my card, I added Real Red and Whisper White CS layers to the inside, and adhered a "pile" of baubles on the "floor"! 

When hubby saw the inside of the card he said the baubles looked like sweets.................which is exactly what I thought, but I was hoping he wouldn't think the same! LOL! 
I'm not sure I could have prevented this, although I do wonder if I'd only used three colours, whether that would have a marked diffeeence or not??

Although it's very much out of my comfort zone - because it's multi-coloured - I think this card will be well received by a family with young children!

That's it from me today. Untill tomorrow, happy crafting. 



  1. Oh WOW! I have to admit, when I first looked at this morning's card, I saw "Crayola!" and wondered "What did Jan have on her Cornflakes this morning?!" LOL -- pretty wild for you, Jan! But I can honestly see how much FUN you must've had making it too. This is one card, however, I won't be casing. I'll find my fun with another version, but ... for sure, this was a bright and cheery wake-up this morning! So Thank You for this ... I can hardly wait to read all the other Comments. You're so right ... kids would love it ... not just little ones either; big ones too!! 😊

    1. Hi, Geraldine! Not quite sure what to say, and that's a first! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Even if you were out of your comfort zone, you did a fantastic job. I love it, but I like multi-color and it looks very Christmasy. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi, Eva. I think it's good to get outside my comfort zone sometimes and I'm pleased I've come up with a project you like. Many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. Hi, Jan. I love this card! I'm one to use a lot of colors and so this was perfect. Love how the inside turned out too and it does look like candy but that's a part of Christmas too! By the way, I haven't been able to watch your videos lately because when I start to watch a video I get about 10 min. into it and my computer shuts itself off. Some days I want to take a hammer to it! LOL

    1. Hi, Sheron. You're right about candy being part of Christmas, too! Computers and cars, both fabulous when they behave the way they should! I hope you get it sorted out! ☺ happy crafting, JanB.