The design had to be fairly simple and something that would be repeated 26 times over. Considered a couple of images then realistically thought I'd still be here at new year if I were to colour knowing how fussy I am with colouring so I turned to an old friend - The Stampman. I have tons and tons of Stampman stock including 90% of my inks and embossing powders so I chose them and found some snowflake cling stamps and made some backgrounds by randomly stamping and embossing in sparkly jewelled gold, kalidoscope and moonglow embossing powders. I ummed and ahhed over the image, I didnt want to use my cuttlebug for 2 reasons - I have to cut 26 times and my c plate has snapped so is only 2/3rds size now so not going to push it! Another rummage and I found a 2" circle scallop punch which was perfect but finding an image that suited the size was proving tricky. I was just about giving up hope then the penny dropped that on ths month's Craft Stamper there is a circle xmas stamp designed by yep The Stampman free on the cover which fits PERFECT! There job done! Knocked out 26 of these in ONE EVENING!
So if you're also in a last minute panic looking for ideas here's my little cards (made mostly from scraps off my tealight boxes too!) Thank You Stampman!!
I'll give you a quick step by step below with materials list :) Not easy to get a good pic but they're VERY sparkly!
Girls cards were blue and silver
Boys cards were red and green
Card bases measure 3" square
Mounting layer 2 and 3/4" square
Embossed layer 2 1/2" square
Step 1 - Cut required strips of card 6" x 3" and fold in half. Edge with a metallic pen (I used Letraset metallic markers)
Step 2 - Take a sheet of A4 card and randomly stamp snowflakes using versamark then emboss. I used 3 sheets and chose a jewelled gold, kaleidoscope (holographic) and Moonglow Golden angel wings
Step 3 - trim some backing card to 2 and 3/4" square and mount this in a diamond shape on the front of the card. Trim your embossed sheets to 2 and 1/2" square and use distress ink around the edges. I used pine needles for the boys ones and broken china with stormy sky for the girls. Adhere to the front of your card.
Step 4 - Use a 2" scallop punch and punch however many you need out then stamp and emboss the reindeer design which is free on craft stamper this month. I used versamark and a jewelled gold and kaleidoscope embossng powder. Again edge with distress ink then mount with 3d foam pads on the front. Add a couple of gems to finish.
*I find it easier to stamp several out and emboss one after the other - Use a poky tool to keep them from blowing away!
Hope you've had a bit of inspiraton and if you're in a mad panic - Good Luck!!
I'd like to enter into...
Cheeful stamp pad - Xmas greeting as focal point
Bunny Zoes - Shaped cards
Crafty Boots - Xmas
Cupcake craft - sparkles shines
Heart song inspiratons - snowflakes
Hooked on crafts - xmas
House of Gilli - Red and gold
Make it monday - anything goes
Lexis - untraditional xmas
The pink elephant - sparkle and snowflakes
Papertake weekly - Im dreaming of a (blue) christmas