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




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

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

  3. Fabulous card and loving the design.
    Linda xxx

  4. Fabulous card, lovely design :)
    Jackie xx

  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

  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

  7. Love the footprints! Super card :-)

  8. A wonderful card Jackie
    Janet xxx

  9. Fab card Jackie! Hugs Carole Z xx

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


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