Tuesday, 18 October 2022

A Stamped Christmas Easel Card


Good Morning Ladies, 

How can there only be 13 more days until November???  There are 67 days until Christmas day, so yesterday I got all of my card boxes out (that have my made card in) so that I could have a count up of how many Christmas cards I have already made, thinking that there would be atleast 15 or so!!  But no, there were only 9, so guess what the theme of my cards will mostly be this week ?!

How are you all doing, have you made more than I have?,  not to worry we can organise the next few challenges around Christmas cards.

Today's card was made using my new HoneyDoo Holly Wreath stamp that I bought at the show in Bedford a couple of weeks ago.  Now I did make a huge 'oopsy', I had a particular look in mind, so stamped it out, embossed it and then sat and coloured it, which took a good 45 minutes, I then die cut it with a circle die!!!  I can't use dies this week as we are 'No Die' for the challenge, so I set that aside and started again, I stamped the wreath in grey ink so that the ink colour didn't stand out like black would have done, it's more subtle and the grey blended better with the green I used to colour with.  I then sat and coloured the whole think again using my Zig Clean Colour pens, the fine brush tip on those pens makes colouring effortless, I really enjoyed the colouring process, which is a bonus as it can be stressful.  although we ended having to put a bit of background music on as I was concentrating on colouring and Paul was concentrating so we were sitting in silence, which plays havoc with my tinnitus!                                                                                                                                                        Anyway back to the card, after colouring I cut a gold mirror card mat and then took a 6 x 6 inch card and scored the front flap across the centre, to form the 'Easel', I then stamped the holly on both corners of the front of the inside of the card and then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with my trimmer, I cut a mirror card mat to match the upper part of the card, I added foam pads to the back and used this as the stopper for the Easel.  I stamped two more holly corners and fussy cut them to decoupage the Holly in the corners.  To finish the card I stamped the sentiment that came with the wreath card and embossed with gold embossing powder, I love the font of this sentiment.  The final finishing touch was to add glossy accents to each of the berries, to give them a bit of dimension and make them look a little more berry like.  I have tried to capture this in the second photo. 

I am pleased with how it looks although I think the circle die cut top might look better, maybe I will do that one for next week.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                                                                                          xxxxxx


  1. Morning Everyone
    SANDRA today's card is just beautiul.
    As it happens I'm in the middle of making an easel card but I have used a Seasonal die for mine.

    It's K&N this afternoon so I have to pack my craft bag and remember to take refreshments as it's my turn for cakes.
    HUGE HUGS are on their way to you all. Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  2. It’s a beautiful card and very traditional I am still hopeless at colouring in However careful I am, at least once I go outside the lines! Saying that I have just finished a Thrinchie from Tracy E FB challenge and it even has a bit of shading (get me!)
    I need to have a count up of how many Christmas cards I have made I don’t send many these days but probably still not got enough
    Take care everyone xx

  3. Hi everyone
    Love your beautiful card, the colouring is fabulous 😊
    Think I will do a Christmas card for this weeks challenge, I know I’ve not got that many made!
    Hope you’re all having a good day
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Hi everyone
    Beautiful x-mas card Sandra. Love your colouring in.
    I need a few more cards but not sending as many as usual. Another five birthday cards to make as well.
    Hope your all okay and you have a better day for you that have a bit of tough days. Many hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Really beautiful Christmas card, love the traditional colours.
    I can’t believe how the days are flying by and we are counting the days to Christmas. Like Maria we have birthdays before then, just four but all grandchildren - November is an expensive month!
    I had some Christmas cards made - but sent them to my sister when I was have a sort out the other week, I now have three in total so better look for some inspiration.
    Hope everyone has had a good day. JANET hope all is well with you and Jim.
    Take care everyone, Love Brenda xxx

  6. Hi Sandra and all looking in today.
    I hope you had good results from the doctor yesterday my lovely. Todays card is gorgeous and the berries being glazed are the perfect finishing touch. Your colouring is great, I’m not very good at it but I do find it relaxing xx
    Sonia, thank you for sharing your background technique. It is good to see how layers are built up and these are both lovely xx
    Maria, thank you for the info about the tree. I didn’t realise it was an EF xx
    Breanna, I hope you are still feeling better after the weekend xx
    Sending hugs. Take care xx

  7. Hello, I think it’s time for the heating to go on.
    Lovely traditional card today Sandra, love wreath cards, I think I need to do more Christmas cards also, I have done one for this weeks challenge.
    Sandra do hope you will be better soon, gets lots of rest.
    Hugs to you all . Lilian