It’s In The Post

This card uses two Crafty Individual stamps ( I sponged  Tesco metallic paint (find it in the children’s craft section) onto the card base. It is a pity the colour choice is limited as the paints create the perfect sheen. The scroll I stamped using heritage colour emulsion paint. I applied a wash of Rose Walnut Tintz onto the fluted panel  (I was lucky enough to receive a bundle from a family member who is a Printer) before stamping Santa and Sleigh. I inked part of a Paper Artsy stamp to give me the “25th”. It was then circle punched along with two circles punched from sheet music. All that was left to do was add some further embellishments and some sparkle using Sakura Stardust pen.

This is a quick card to make. The card base dates back to when I first discovered cardmaking. The package lay untouched as they were too glittery for my taste, however I liked it with the vellum strip I stamped and added down the middle of the card. All stamps are from Oxford Impressions’ “Winter Snow” (available from  The little girl conjured up images of her lacing up her skating boots to have fun on the ice.

Another card using stamps from Oxford Impressions’ “Winter Snow”.  I sponged  Tesco metallic paint on the card base, this time a soft silver.  I painted a scrap of card with heritage colour emulsion paint and once dry I stamped the calendar stamp. I added some white caviar beads to give the appearance of the little girl standing in snow.

The final Christmas card uses “Belle” from Belle Epoque by Character Construction.  I covered the cardbase with holly paper and then layered vellum over the paper to soften the look. I could not resist dressing Belle up for Christmas by adding some tartan.  With the piece of sheet music and tartan she looks ready for  a ceilidh at Hogmanay!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy Edmondson
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 15:25:49

    These cards are divine! Each one is so original and I’m sure people will be delighted to receive them.

    Lucy x


  2. Jack Langthorne
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 17:17:15

    Love your cards, especially the Sleigh one (now why do I recognise that one!, lol). I can see I am going to have to add Tesco to the good shops list now. As for those card packs, I’ve got one with turquoise glitter edges and now I have an idea what I can use them for – thanks xxx


  3. alison
    Dec 12, 2009 @ 13:44:34

    4 stunning cards Lynne! That Tescos paint looks luscious, and I love your choice of stamps! xx
    (Lucy’s other friend! lol!)


  4. Chris
    Dec 12, 2009 @ 21:48:24

    Beautiful cards, Lynne, especially the first one as I am now the proud owner of one. :o))

    Now, must get some made…..


  5. lottie
    Dec 13, 2009 @ 17:41:51

    Oh my goodness – your cards are absolutely stunning – I SO admire you. Love the Tesco metallic paints – they sure look lovely and glistening and photograph really well.


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