Sunday, 12 August 2018

Getting Festive

I'm back again with more from the Avery Elle Christmas release.  I don't normally feel the urge to create Christmas cards this early but these sets have really inspired me so I have another 4 cards to share today!

Firstly, I couldn't wait to use the corners some more.   I did a very similar design to the ones I did on Friday but specifically aimed to send to family in Australia this time...

I embossed the sentiment in rose gold then inked over with distress oxide in peeled paint and evergreen from AlteNew and did a little splattering after buffing the embossing clean.  I added the koala from the original Peek A Boo Pals and turned him festive by borrowing the hat off the deer in A Merry Little Christmas.

For the second card I stuck with the corner but gave it a complete twist - having a character taller than the corner means you can move the corner out of the corner and it still works.  Here I used the bear from A Merry Little Christmas and for the sentiment went with a double coloured embossing to make the Merry pop.  I embossed the blue fist avoiding as much as possible getting any powder on the word merry.  Then add the red and use the tonic embossing pen to draw over the y where it crosses the blue.  Makes the sentiment super modern particularly if you used a bold fresh colour combo.

Next I wanted to play with the stunning Starry Scene set so I stamped the big background using tumbled glass oxide onto a square card and then stamped the trees and mountains onto copic colouring card so I could colour and cut them out.  I added a character from A Merry Little Christmas and used the sentiment from that set too.

For the last card I did second generation stamping of the background with the ink that was left on the starry background from the first card and just added a couple of characters from A Merry Little Christmas and more trees from the starry scene.   It's a great set to add big impact for quick cards.  For the sentiment I went back to my corner set and used masking to selectively ink up only the Merry Christmas part.

Hope that inspires you to get started on Christmas cards - only 135 days to go!


Our AlteNew delivery with their new watercolours is in transit and due to reach us tomorrow fingers crossed - we will get it opened and processed as quickly as we can but it can be delivered anytime up to 7pm.

The August release from Concord and 9th is due to ship tomorrow so should be here by the end of the week.

We have the whole of the new Hero Arts Winter Catalogue ordered and its due before the end of August.

Catch you later



  1. Love all your cards, so cute and festive. x

  2. Love all your cards Tara and wondering if I can try corner stamping with my one word stamps as I love the effect. X

  3. Great cards!! Do I need the starry scene stamp set.... I’m afraid I do ;-)


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