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.