As one of three girls, I was immediately drawn to Stamping Bella’s Three Amigas stamp featuring three fashionistas celebrating the holidays.
Three Christmas Card versions of Stamping Bella’s Three Amigas fashionistas.
I’m always on the look-out for stamps, cards and other items featuring three of anything – cats, dogs, babies – to give my mother. When we were little kids, she used to recite the “three little kittens” rhyme to us all the time. Now it’s a running joke to see what “three little kitten” item I will give her each year.
Of course, I had to create three versions of the same card, one for my mom and one each for my two sisters. I stamped them on watercolor paper and used Distress Markers to color them. Then I paper-pieced the outfits and switched them out for each version. One version uses Stampendous’ embossing powder in a sparkly blue around the edges and for the snow while another uses the pink version. The third one uses a clear sparkly embossing powder, so I lightly watercolored the background in blue to make it stand out.
I think they’re really cute, and I’m hopeful my family will love them.
I challenged myself to send out only handmade Christmas cards this year, and I completed it! My list wasn’t quite as long, and I took a few shortcuts, but overall I am pleased with the results.
I love the Christmas fashion stamps by Penny Black. I’ll update soon with the stamp set names.
I stamped in black and clear-embossed the images on Bristol paper. I used my Distress Markers in shades of red, pink and green to color them with a water brush. Some of the cards have a dry-embossed layer from a Spellbinders Christmas ornament design, while others I adhered directly onto a preprinted card base. I added a touch of bling with rhinestones, and then I was done!
Merry Christmas Eve!
Wood Penny Black stamp featuring a cute Santa outfit.
Adorable Christmas Tree dress fashion stamp.
Christmas Tree Umbrella stamp by Penny Black.
Love this Eiffel Tower Christmas Tree image by Penny Black.
Hi again. I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. It’s been a real challenge to keep up with my crafting, plus the blogging!
Oh well, I managed to squeeze in a few quick Christmas cards using Mambi patterned card bases plus some Martha Stewart Christmas papers and embellishments.
A Christmas card with a cute Martha Stewart apron.
As you can see, I tried to stick to a red theme and coordinate the embellishments with the paper. I’ve got everything from pine cones and Christmas stockings to holiday presents and Christmas cookies.
I tried to add a little pizzazz by adding a vellum layer with a heat-embossed greeting on top. It allows you to still see the patterned paper underneath. For most of the cards, I purposely left one of the vellum edges open so the recipient can lift it up to see more details. Add a little bling or ribbon, and you’re done!
I’m hoping to get an earlier start on my Christmas cards next year so I can really take some time with my stamping to create more customized designs. Believe it or not, I am taking some craft items with me to my Mom’s house to make some cards there. I’m hoping my 12-year-old niece will join in to help me.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family!