Iconic Christmas and More!

Iconic Christmas and More!



Good morning! It's good to be back. Bev - thank you so much for covering for me last week. Time is marching on a pace and it's only 10 weeks until Christmas. Yes, really!! So, if you've not started making your cards, now is the time. I've had a fun crafty weekend with some new Concord & 9th, and Altenew products and have made several Christmas cards. Here's the first:



I've gone for non-traditional colours here and used two sets from Concord & 9th - Iconic Christmas Turnabout for the background, and Merry Mantle for the hanging stockings. I absolutely love Concord & 9th's turnabout stamps - they are so easy to use and make really fun backgrounds. The Iconic Christmas stamp features all the items we associate with Christmas - trees, baubles, snowflakes, stars, stockings, and candy canes. I made lots of backgrounds. I cut the stamped panel to fit the front of the card, edged it with an orange marker and adhered it to the front of the card. I stamped the mantle and hanging stockings on white card, coloured them with Copic markers, restamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I then carefully cut out the images. I adhered the stockings to the card, added the mantle across the top and finished with a simple sentiment. I also added some sparkle to the stockings with a clear aquashimmer brush. 



Next is a large 8" square card. For this background I used blues, pink and my final impression was Versamark and heat embossed with silver powder. I used a 6" square panel, edged it with a blue marker and adhered it to some pink satin mirri card from my stash. I attached the whole panel to the front of the card. I finished this card by adding the word 'Joy'. I used an older Concord & 9th stamp set - Joy along with the matching Joy die. The large stamped word creates a lovely frame for the die cut word - here in vellum - and I stamped the thin line word on the vellum. I finished by stamping a sentiment from Joy at the bottom of the card.



Once again this features the Iconic Christmas turnabout in the background, this time stamped in more traditional Christmas colours with gold embossing. I layered the panel on gold mirri card and attached it to the front of a top folding A2 card. I made the tag with Altenew's new Holiday Tag Die. I used the large tag die to cut a piece in gold and white card. The die set comes with lots of different edge dies and I used the zig-zag on the white panel to create the fancy edge. The sentiment comes from Altenew's Warm Blessings - I love the ornate font used in these greetings.


Finally, I made two cards from the last turnabout stamped background. 




I used kraft card to make the card bases and trimmed the Iconic Christmas panel to fit the front of one card. I layered it on some green mulberry paper. I stamped the Christmas wreath from Concord & 9th's Merry Mantle stamp set on white card, coloured the image with Copic markers, and cut it out with the matching Merry Mantle die and attached it to the front of the card. The die set contains this lovely scripty 'Noel' word die. I cut three white and one black words, adhered them together to give some dimension to the word and added it to the front of the card. I had a strip of stamped card about 1½" wide left over, so I stamped some snowflakes over the front of a kraft card, added the panel to the side and finished the front with an ornate greeting from Altenew's Warm Blessings stamp set.


So, that's five more cards for my Christmas stash - I still need to make some more, so don't be too surprised to see more Christmas cards in future posts. That's all from me for now. Keep safe, see you next week.

Deborah, x

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