Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Merry and Bright

I’m in full Christmas card crafting mode now! Seeing all the Christmas sets being released at the moment - the choice is fabulous!

I was so pleased when WPlus9 re-released the Holiday trimmings stamp set. I love the modern look and the beautifully written sentiments that they do so well.

I’ve gone with some non traditional Christmas colours for my card today. Using the 'merry & bright' sentiment as inspiration, I chose four bright colours of distress oxide ink.

I cut four stitched squares from white card and created a mask for each square, using the solid stamps in the set. I carefully blended the inks onto the squares, then removed the masks to see the white space underneath.

I then stamped, in the same inks, the decorative images in the set to add details to the negative spaces left on the card. This helps to create the illusion of trees and baubles.

I stamped the sentiment on the card base in black ink, then used foam tape to adhere the squares above.

I love the fun, modern look of using negative space and non-traditional colours. This was also easy to make so a perfect design to mass produce for Christmas.

Thanks for joining me today,

WPlus9 Holiday Trimmings


  1. Sooooo sweet. Love the images, what a set, and your color choices are da bomb!

  2. Gemma, I love your card! Came here from your instagram to see how you made it. My guess was right - masking and stamping. Wonderful use of this set! So unusual approach, bravo! - Sweet Kobylkin

    1. Thank you! šŸ˜„
      I’m glad you popped over from Instagram to have a read

  3. Gorgeous card - fab colours ! Such a brilliant idea too! xxx


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