Monday, 12 October 2015

The Night Before Christmas

As a subscriber to Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, I'm lucky enough to already have the new issue which will be in the shops this week. This month there is a fantastic free gift- a Trimcraft Helz Cuppleditch paper pad and stamp. I couldn't wait to get started with it.

This card is, unusually for me, an A5 card. I've layered three papers on red card for the background and added a Trimcraft Christmas ribbon.

I stamped the image using Momento ink and it stamped beautifully. I coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and added a bit of Trimcraft glitter glue on Santa's hat. The background looked a bit harsh in white so I coloured a piece of watercolour paper using a Stormy Sky distress marker and a wet brush. I cut out my stamped image as closely as I could and added it to the background, then added some tiny Hunkydory gold gems to give a star effect.

The sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion Nordic Christmas stamp but I felt it worked perfectly for this card. I stamped in Paris Blue Momento ink and coloured the card using Faded Jeans distress ink. It was only supposed to be a distressed edge but I got a bit carried away and I like the finished effect .

Thank you for visiting today and for your comments, I do appreciate them all.
Cathy x


Tracy Welham said...

Great card, love the layout and the papers. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Katie Lamb said...

Great card Cathy

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card x

Avril Watson said...

I love how you have used all the different patterns on this card, Cathy, fabulous make, hun, hugs xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh I do love this card Cathy, Santa looks wonderful and loving the papers.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Cathy, this is a beautiful card. I am a softy for the more traditional Christmas images and this one is lovely. You have put everything together so perfectly.

Sylv said...

Fabulous card, great papers and image used.

Sylv xx

Andree said...

A brilliant card Cathy. The papers are fabulous and I love the fun image xx