Sunday 12 July 2020

Christmas in July

I've been getting a head start on my Christmas cards. The first 2 cards are inspired by the current CAS Christmas Challenge.

I painted a light wash, masked off the centre and stamped the background stamp.  The star was die-cut 4 times, glue together and coloured with gold ink.  To finish, I added sentiment with the same ink. 
Stamp: Stampendous 'Christmas Background'; Penny Black 'Wish for Peace'
Die: Kaisercraft

I stamped the nativity stamp with black and gold ink and clear embossed.  The background was coloured with Nuvo Shimmer Powder and water. 
Stamp: Stampendous 'Nativity'; Kaisercraft  (sentiment)
This card ended up not being CAS enough for the CAS Christmas Challenge, because I got a bit carried away with the background:)

Anything Goes

My next card was a quickie inspired by a sketch...

I stamped the gnome and coloured with Zig Markers. I used up a bit of my stash of patterned to make a CAS card.  I thought this would be a good masculine card. 
Stamp: Apple Blossom 'Christmas Gnome'; Kaisercraft (sentiment)

This is the sketch, but I missed the deadline (again!).

I'm sharing my card at the following:-

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  1. Three fabulous backgrounds, Jenny! I love how you've masked the background stamp and the gold star! The Nativity looks awesome on the shimmer background and the gnome is so festive with the white on white patterned paper! Your stash is growing, my friend!

  2. Three FABULOUS cards Jenny! I love your 1st card with the bright gold star and AWESOME background, and your 2nd card with the Nativity scene is just as beautiful with the black and gold silhouettes and lovely blue background. And of course your sweet little gnome card is just too CUTE!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas and YAY for adding 3 more cards to your Christmas stash!! :0)

  3. Really gorgeous Christmas designs! That first one in particular is absolutely stunning. And I love the sweet gnome on the card you entered into our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  4. A wonderful trio of cards Jenny - loving the star one - that is stunning. The nativity is beautiful, and your gnome cute. All three are beautifully made!
    Stay safe

  5. What a gorgeous selection of cards, Jenny! Thanks for playing along with Gail and me at Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  6. What a great little gnome! You CAS-ed the sketch perfectly and I love your use of pattern paper! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  7. Both your cards are beautiful! Love the background on the first card and the way you did the Nativity scene in black and gold on the second card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  8. Three beautiful cards Jenny! LOVE the first one with the watercolour splash with stamping over top. The gold star is gorgeous! Beautiful nativity scene with your amazing sky background. Gorgeous colours! And your gnome is so darn cute!! xx

  9. Very pretty cards, I like all of them! thank you for playing at AAA Cards

  10. Three amazing Christmas cards Jenny! I love them all, but the gold star card that you entered into our challenge is particularly eye catching! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  11. Loving the design of your Christmas star card, looks awesome! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  12. This is gorgeous....they are all amazing!

  13. Two beautiful Nativities and I love your little gnome too!! My fave was the Christmas star with the beautiful inking and text details behind!!

  14. Beautiful cards. Cute gnome. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

  15. What a cute festive gnome and I love how you coloured him. Such a great take on the sketch too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.

  16. Wonderful Christmas cards you are sharing. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dorte x

  17. Cute Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Craft Creations.