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


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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. Fabulous card, great papers and image used.

    Sylv xx

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