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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Secret Santa

Hi Bloggers

How is your week going? Mine has been a bit up and down but then most weeks are. There is still so much to do for Christmas. I hope your preparations are going well.

I made this card to as an entry to a  competition on the Visible Image Facebook page using the cover stamps from the December issue of Craft Stamper magazine.

I had wanted to go in for this competition for a while but I had no idea what to do with the three free stamps. A friend of mine came round for a crafty afternoon and we were using my number dies on the project we were making and the idea to use the date struck me.
 

I started with an A4 piece of Kraft card and I made the largest square card blank that I could. For the red mat I stamped the footprint stamp with CS Perfect Medium and heat embossed them with a clear sparkly embossing powder. Once this was done I used two shades of  red distress ink to reveal the footprints.

The green mat was created with the HO HO stamp (I nearly stamped OH OH). I used CS Perfect medium to stamp and  then alternately heat emboss with gold and then with detail white embossing powder. Finally I inked over with three shades of green Distress ink.  The numbers and letter were cut with some X-cut dies.


The Believe stamp was stamped with Black Archival and heat embossed with clear powder. I inked round the edge and mounted it on black card.


I assembled all the mats and then I wrapped some burlap round the mats before sticking the mats to the card blank. The final touch was to add a black embellishment. 


I called it Secret Santa because I thought the stamps hinted at Santa. 

Enjoy the rest of the week I hope all your Christmas shopping is going well.

Happy Crafting

Hugs

Jackie



14 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Jackie. Wonderful stamps and detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  2. Hi Jackie, fabulous card design..
    Hugs Pam

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  3. Fabulous card and loving the design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Fabulous card, lovely design :)
    Jackie xx

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  5. What a great idea the stamping is just fab and I love the Hohoho Ohohoh !! background a brilliant card love and hugs Carole x

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  6. Hi Jackie hope you had a good afternoon crafting with your friend and having a catch up. This is a great card, loving the footprints and the oh oh ! You could use the footprints in brown on a gardening card with some willies couldn't you (men's card?). Those alphabet dies are being well used:)
    Love Diane xxx

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  7. Love the footprints! Super card :-)

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  8. A wonderful card Jackie
    Janet xxx

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  9. Fab card Jackie! Hugs Carole Z xx

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  10. Wonderful Christmas card today. Love the details that you highlighted.

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