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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

More Christmas in May

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? The weather has been a bit hit and miss round here. Yesterday we had a treat, there was an offer on Travel Zoo to see Guys and Dolls at the Mayflower theatre at a bargain price. It was a fantastic show we thoroughly enjoyed it. We are so lucky to live so close to such a good theatre.

On Monday I had a crafty session and I wasn't sure what to make. I was going through my Christmas stash ( yes it is separate to the rest of my stash) and I came across some laser cut card blanks that I hadn't successfully used before.


The ivy leaves are cut into the card blank they are just so pretty. I put some green card behind to make the leaves look green. The finished card measure 8" x 8". 


The image and the sentiment came from the Every Blessing stamp set by Stampin Up. They were stamped with black archival ink. I used a mask to ink over the image. 


I made a smaller card  using the same idea. I used a pen to outline the square I inked to give it some definition. The template I used for the inking it one I made last year to fit this size of card. I am so pleased I kept it. I think I will be making some more of these. These cards are just 6" x 6" and they are flat which makes them ideal for posting. 


It was a good session. Altogether I made four Christmas card (two of each design) and two other cards I needed to make. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

17 comments:

  1. Two beautiful Christmas cards Jackie, love the ivy frame x

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  2. The perfect image Jackie and two beautiful cards :-)

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  3. a gorgeous and beautiful card Jackie.
    Gr Karin

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  4. Fabulous card Jackie, love the laser cut card and gorgeous stamping. Hugs ~Jennifer xx

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  5. Brilliant Christmas cards Jackie. The laser cut cards really show off the lovely stamped centre.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  6. These are gorgeous cards Jackie, I have made 4 Christmas cards today! I am way behind this year.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Such a fabulous festive card Jackie. Lovely design and detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Jackie, I love the soft colors you have used 😊 Xxx

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  9. You and I are obviously very alike Jackie...my Xmas stash are separate from the rest too...makes perfect sense to me lol. A great card. Fab design x

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  10. Lovely idea with the green behind the ivy, gorgeous. Hugs xx

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  11. Well you have successfully created a stunning card this time.

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  12. Beautiful Christmas cards Jackie, love the silhouette image on both cards.
    Pam x

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  13. These are beautiful Jackie, I like the ivy
    Kevin xx

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  14. Fabulous Christmas cards Jackie. I love the effect of the ivy border card xx

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  15. Beautiful Christmas card Jackie....love how you framed the image....Joolsx

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  16. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  17. These are really great! You know how hard it is to make 1 layer card?!? that makes these allt he more impressive

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