Friday 5 December 2014

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas ......

Happy Friday folks,

It's 9am, it's the first Friday in December ...... and it's challenge time again! Ho! Ho! Ho!

It's the last Take It Make It Challenge for this year over on the Craft Stamper Blog, and we've got a nice simple theme for you this month .......
That's it ..... just stamp in white!  It can be white ink, white paint or a white embossed image.  And as it's December your entry could have a winter or Christmas theme but it doesn't have to .... the choice is all yours.

I've gone for the festive look ....... still haven't got enough Christmas cards!!

I love white on Kraft card, and I think the touch of red adds a really nice festive feel.

I stamped my Christmas Trees (Clarity stamps) across the centre of my card using a White Adirondack ink and then embossed over the top using a white powder, to make the images really pop!

The sentiment (Penny Black) went underneath using the same technique ..... stamp first and then emboss using a white powder

I added a touch of fine crystal glitter to the trees (wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of sparkle!) and then sprinkled a touch of Chunky White Embossing powder across the top to give the look of falling snow

You can see I've inked around the edges using Tea Dye and Vintage  Photo Distress inks to add some shading, and then finished off with a touch of Aged Mahogany just to warm everything up a little.

I added a festive red satin ribbon, and a matching bow gives the finishing touch.

Inside I added another of those gorgeous trees and a nice Christmas greeting ......

Well, that's another Christmas card all ready to send out!

As always we have a fab sponsor for the challenge ....... this month it's Rubber Dance Art Stamps

And the prize is .......

Fancy getting your hands on that then ...... well, you've got to be in it to win it!  Go on why not give it a go ...... who knows,  you could be our next winner!  Good luck!

Happy Stamping everyone!

Thanks for popping by ....... enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend. 

I've got a busy day ....... busy weekend come to think of it!  I'm off out for coffee this afternoon, a bit of late night Christmas shopping this evening finished off with dinner out ..... we're trying a nice little french bistro in the north of the island.  
Then tomorrow night ....... it's the Poker Stars Christmas Party.... Ho! Ho! Ho!  Sunday may be a quiet day I think!!

Cheerio until next time .....



ElizabethR said...

That's just beautiful Linda, so Christmassy xxx

!neke said...

Just beautiful Linda! Craft and white with a touch of red ! love it !

marilyn said...

Very lovely card and so impressed with the inside of your card as well! That's something that is usually overlooked.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Linda. LOVE the white trees stamped and embossed on the kraft card stock. The red really adds a nice pop of colour! Loll xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Linda, love the white on Kraft and of course you've used the perfect image.
Hugs, Avril xx

Nikki K said...

Elegant and classy as always :) xxx