Thursday 19 September 2013

A Christmas card

Hello Crafters out there,

I've been pretty busy lately and didn't get to craft much, but I DID place a way too large order for card making supplies, including the envelop punch board, three embossing folders and a few stencils. I also got my own basic set of Gelatos. Would you believe it, Faber Castell - a very old traditional German company - don't produce them for the German market! How could they do that to me? It took me a year to decide I wanted them after all, even if they had to be imported from the USA.

I also got a whole bunch of distress inkpads. Would you believe it, until that order arrived last week, I owned exactly one: Peeled Paint.

So to try them out, I did a very quick card today. I'm sad to say, that it was not my own idea, I took my inspiration from Mia's card.

However I turned it into a Christmas card, using christmasy colors and stars, snowflakes and little trees instead of hearts.

I sponged the white card base with red distress ink and the edges with just a little brown ink, because it seemed too bright. Then I splotted some water on, just to try it out. To make the black cardstock look more like chalkboard, I treated it with a little baby powder, then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added faux stiching. To stick on the punched shapes, I used the tiniest bits of foam adhesive, with a tiny gap in the middle, for the string.

 I am pretty happy with my card, so I do hope you'll like it too.

As it fits this week's SSS challenge (use a product from the Simon Says Stamp Store) I'll upload it there. The distress inks can be had at Simon's, and also my favorite gel pen. 

Happy crafting

Heyda cardstock (black and white)
White embossing powder
Signo Uniball broad white gel pen
Distress ink Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn (envelop)
2 little stars from a Christmas stampset (envelop)
Simple Stories Patterned Paper (handmade holiday 6x6)
black fine liner (envelop)

(Sorry, whenever I don't mention the exact details, I don't know them)


  1. What a fun Christmas card, Ela, and I know you're going to love your new supplies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. Love your cards, love your hanging decorations
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week and happy hopping !

    Jo x