Friends and Christmas

Friends and Christmas



Hello! Deborah here with you today. I've been busy playing with Concord & 9th stamps. I've made a few cards using the wonderful Buds and Blossoms stamp set. I made a quick and easy thank you card:



I stamped the little flower clusters in orange and yellow ink and added the little heart in pink. I should have let the inks dry before stamping the large 'thank you' greeting, but nevermind, this is handmade after all!! Next I made a 'hello friend' card:



This is another one-layer card. I used my stamp positioner for this one. I started by stamping the orange flower in opposite corners and then built up around it with the yellow flowers and purple dots. I masked the yellow flowers and stamped them again in pink. I finished with the bold greeting in the centre. My last card with the lovely Buds and Blossoms stamp set is so clean and simple:



This card is based on the current CASE this Sketch challenge. I stamped the two large sentiments in black onto the card. I stamped the simple daisy (well, that's what I think it is) outline flower in black and added colour with the matching solid stamp in pink. I finished the front by adding some orange dots to the centre of the flower. 


I was having fun and these came together so quickly, so I thought I'd make a few Christmas cards too. I used Concord & 9th's All the Merrys and ended up making a set of five cards.



They are all one-layer cards and will be very easy to mail at Christmas. I used the two-step 'merry christmas' stamps. I stamped first in the lighter shade and second in a coordinating dark shade. I used the outline stamps with black ink to define the letters. Then I played a bit. I left one card - the teal one - ultra clean and simple with just the sentiment. For the others I added some diagonal lines with Concord & 9th's Pinstripe Background stamp. On the green and orange cards, I added decoration at the top left and bottom right corners. On the red card I did the opposite corners, first in pink and then shifted the stamp and repeated in red ink. Finally, on the purple card, I added stripes on all the corners.


I'm pleased with how this little set came out. I do have two favourites - the ultra clean and simple teal card and the red card with two sets of stripes. Well, that's all from me today. Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this long post. See you again next week.

Deborah, x