Sunday, 25 December 2016

Joy to the Chicks and YOU!

Hello Everyone - we made it to Christmas Day! Yay! We made cards, mailed cards, bought presents, wrapped presents and I think everyone is happy - we are all well fed too.

So a very quick share of a card I made with a cute set called Gingerbread Chicks from Stamping Bella. My lovely crafty friend Lisa gave me this for my birthday and I have already made 5 cards with it as it is flexible enough to be used for birthdays and other celebrations.

I forget how well rubber stamps straight away, but in order to keep the images on the same level (you can't see through rubber as well as you can photopolymer!) I drew a line on my piece of water colour card and stamped them above.

I used my new Hahnemuhle card stock and I LOVE it - so nice and thick. I stamped two of the images in archival black ink and then coloured them in with my Polychromos pencils. I love that the images come with an image coloured in and so I tried to match that in my colouring, especially with shadows.

I stamped the sentiment and then die cut the border with a Mama Elephant die. I simply adhered it with foam tape to an A2 (US) card base that I had attached a scrap of Lawn Fawn patterned paper to.

I want to take the opportunity to wish you all an absolutely fabulous Christmas, a thank you for taking the time to visit me on my blog, my YouTube and over on Instagram. I can't thank you enough for helping me to keep going and doing something that keeps me sane when the kids are finally asleep.

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)

A very Merry Christmas to you all!


Missy Pink said...

What a cute images, those stamps are just so original aren't they. Love the stitched effect of the border die, adds a little texture which I adore. Colouring is perfect as always. Sending you hugs and hope you had a wonderful holiday time. xx

Leigh Penner said...

Super cute!

maria f. said...

These chickies are so sweet. Love how it looks like they're partying on their very own cloud!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Good for you getting on the affiliated wagon -- making extra money is awsome for more crafty goodies 😀 love your card with the cloud cut out

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Adorable! Love that plaid "sky", makes for a nice contrast! Happy new Year to you Ruth and I wish you lots of crafting time! Hugs, Cornelia

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