Sunday, August 30, 2009

My first Christmas Card!

I know it is early but I just wanted to play with the Mini Christmas plates, and the new Stitches plate. I used Grungepaper to stamp on, and distress inks to colour. The card is just inked with Old Paper and edged with Fired Brick Distress inks. I did spritz it to create a vintage look. I stamped the Christmas images onto the Grungepaper ( smooth side) after using Fired Brick to colour the grey paper. I then stamped onto the Grungepaper with Archival ink, and used the stitches zigzag to edge the image. I had planned to add the stitches after I had cut out all the pieces, but the difference in thickness of the grungepaper once glued down made it impossible to get a good stamp. So I re-glued the images onto another card, and just used them as they were.
Have a great Sunday

11 comments:

The Crafty Chick said...

Ooh nice jennie. Great idea and love the stitches...saves getting out the sewing mahine! I bought one of those diddy machines just for paper, but i don't even get that out, the stamp is ideal!

Moni said...

Fab project! Love it! Hugs,Moni

Sid said...

The stitches look great and the images are lovely !

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab work - lovely christmassy images!

Jacqueline said...

Oooooh that's lovely!

I adore these stamps and the stitches one too, how handy are those! I feel a spend coming on!

Jackie x

Hazel said...

Very stylish - you are so clever x

Hels said...

Coolio...love the mini's x

Anita said...

These are beautiful!

Shar said...

What amazing pieces, Jennie! You really made that Grungepaper look incredible!

Julie Ranae said...

I am all about the vintage look! These are terrific!

Laura said...

Great idea and a great tutorial.