Sunday, 13 September 2015

A Little Warm Up

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend. It is that time of year when, finally, I am warming up to make my seventy odd cards to send around Christmas time.

Today I made a quick one layer card using mainly non-Christmas stamps ...

I cut a mask using a Spellbinders ornament die, stamped the leaf (Dee's Artsy Impressions 'Frames and Flowers') in lime and dark green Papermania Pigment ink and blended with a little lime green. Next I stamped my sentiment (Christmas Flower by Shery Russ Designs) using Onyx Black Versafine ink and added the stars (Dee's Artsy Impressions 'Balloons and Banners') in Canary Versa Color to finish.

I am entering my card at:

Less Is More - one layer with theme 'wishing'
Addicted To Stamps And More - Anything Goes
Addicted To CAS - Leaves
Freshly Made Sketches their sketch inspired my layout

Here is another look at my finished card ...

I shall be back soon. Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here are the sets I used, link as always in the above text

preview-DAIFramesandFlowers stmp1072.jpeg preview-DAIBalloonsandBanners

Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
Sorry, can't name the exact colours of my Papermania inks as they are not on the ink pad casing


  1. Fab masking and OLC Monika. :)

  2. Beautiful OLC Monika and superb colours and sentiment.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Love this! Very clever design. xx

  4. I love the variety of non-Christmas stamps that you put together to get this lovely Christmas card! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Fabulous idea to use a die-cut as a stencil! Your non-traditional Christmas card is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Such a pretty card! I love the leaves inside the ornament and how you stamped the stars! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  7. Super stamping Monika! This is great!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Delightful make, love you little trail of stars too


  9. What a super use of your stamps Monika!
    Thank you for joining us
    Less is More

  10. Great use of the non-Christmas stamps!

  11. Such great movement you've created with the stars, fab stamping.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More and ATSM, Anita x


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX