It’s Cris here. Are you enjoying this awesome Christmas event? I always love this month full of inspiration, and I can’t forget to mention the giveaways, right?
We have 2x $25 GV from Simon Says Stamp to give away to random commenters on the blogs, all comments must be left on ABNH, from November 1 – December 4. Winner will be drawn randomly on December 5 and announced soon after.
As you already know, we are sharing our favorite thing about Christmas, and I LOVE Christmas! Everything about it! So it was hard to choose only one favorite thing 😉
I think probably my favorite thing would be decorations. The tree, the ornaments, all the colors and the lights. In the house, in the streets. I just love to put on some Christmas songs and decorate the house while eating Christmas sweets <3
That’s why my first card is a bit special, as the person that receives it can use it as an ornament for their tree:
I love that “Joy Burst stamp from Hero Arts! I decided to use non traditional colors for Christmas to make it brighter, so it stands out when hanging from the tree 😉
I paper pieced the word “Joy” and I used soft pool ink for the rest of the stamp. The size is a 4 1/4″ diameter card, so it fits in a normal envelope.
Now, for my second card, I wanted to do one of my year round favorite things. To stretch an stamp! I love to find new uses for my stamps, so the “Spring Gems” from Hero Arts was perfect as small ornaments or lights in a Christmas card:
To color the “gems” I used coloring pencils, playing around with the white pencil. I love the look you get over Kraft.
And to give them some shine, I used wink of stella over the coloring.
And to finish this post I had to go for a white Christmas card. I live in Spain, so here it rarely snows, but I just think there’s something magical about a white Christmas.
That tree from Hero Arts is just perfect! To make it look like it was covered in snow, I stamped it first in Versamark. Before moving the stamp I placed my stamp-a-ma-jig next to it, and reink the stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I stamped it slightly moved lower, and I embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I inked the background with distress inks, and stamped the same tree at different heights, and with second and third generation stamping, to give it dimension.
Here is a close up:
And that’s all! Sorry for the long post, but I have too many favorites at Christmas 😉 Enjoy the rest of this spectacular month long celebration, and good luck with our giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by!