Wednesday, November 18, 2015

All Christmas, all the time....

It's that time of year when I (and most likely many of you) are in Christmas card making mode. So, with that being said, here's another Christmas card:

 And the inside:

After months of stalking, I mean, visiting their blog, I finally purchased some STAMPlorations stamps and stencils. They came in the mail the other day, and instead of putting them away and hoarding them (like I normally do), I actually used them right away!

I stenciled onto the newsprint paper, something I've never tried before and I must say, I like how it came out. I also traced around the design with a black Pitt Artist pen. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in black. Both sentiments and the holly berries and leaf are from the same set. As a finishing touch, I added gold sequins.

I'd like to enter this at STAMPlorations November challenge - stamps & newsprint & the sketch


Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley
Ink: VersaMark: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug; Ranger DI - Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Festive Berries
DP: Graphic 45 - Raining Cats and Dogs
CS: Darice
Accessories: ARTplorations - Holly Background stencil; Inkadinkado - black EP; heat gun; Darice - sequins 
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. Great way to combine the theme and the sketch, Chris! I love the stenciled holly leaves on newsprint -- love the effect. Awesome to see your card in the STAMPloration galleries! Hugs :o)

  2. Nice! I have and love the holly stencil, too. I like the outlining idea! Gorgeous card. (I worked on mine for this challenge today, too!)

  3. Love that you combined the sketch and the theme with this fab card. Love the stencilling over newsprint.
    Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations this month. :)

  4. Great use of the sketch for the theme, fabulous card.

  5. LOVE the stenciling. And the papers. And the embossing. Okay, I like it all. :)

    And I have a rule that I can't put something away before I use it. It gives me focus to use stuff so I can buy more. There's just so much room in that basket.

  6. Woooooohooooo! You definitely did this stamp set proud! I ADORE the vintagey vibe of this! I'm so glad that you stalked us. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at STAMPlorations. Welcome to the gang! ;)

  7. You are nailing the sketches, my friend! This is awesome! LOVE the papers and vintage feel to this, and LOVE how you stenciled on the text print! That looks so cool!

  8. Love this sketch - and omg, wait, you can use things right away? That doesn't sound right!

  9. LOVE seeing the Stencil used and Sketch from the challenge! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations:)


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