Wednesday 11 August 2021

August Christmas In The Air

Hi Crafty Friends!

Well, how is your Christmas card making going? I am back with another helping of projects for August's Christmas In The Air feature over at STAMPlorations. In this special feature Nancy and I are taking turns sharing a few Christmas projects each.

This month it's my turn to put STAMPlorations Christmas In The Air Kit #1 through it's paces the full content of which will be shown at the end of this post. It's going to be picture heavy as I got a whopping 9 cards to share, one's of the super skinny variety.

Originally I had thought, I'd make something else, coasters, baubles etc, but then I had so much fun making skinny cards ...

All cards have been cut from cream Sakura pearlised card to be 7 cm (2 3/4 inches) wide and 21 cm (8 1/4 inches) tall when folded.

Let's have a look at the first trio using the stamp set from the kit.

Sentiments can sometimes be a little bit under used, well as sentiments only. Yet the Christmas Joy stamp set from the kit has so many lovely fonts for the sentiments that I decided to make them the star of my first card.

For this one-layer card, I started off by placing the words/sentiments I wanted to use on the base card and arranged them in a way that they would fit together nicely. I then picked them up with a largish acrylic block and removed the ones I wanted to stamp in colour. 
For the stamping I started at the top of my card with the 'Joyeux Noel' sentiment in Crimson Red Versafine ink. Next I stamped the words 'merry', 'happy' and 'Christmas' which had been left on the larger acrylic block in black Versafine. The word 'joy' was stamped in Spanish Moss Versafine. I then continued stamping down the card mixing the colours up a bit and using Olympia Green Versafine as my darker green.

My next card uses the floral stamp in combination with the matching laser cut shape from the kit. I was simply stamped and watercoloured using watercolour pencils and a lightly damp brush to activate the pigments.
I added some stencilled detail using Christmas Wreaths square stencil and Emeraude Izink ink. My sentiment was stamped using London Fog Memento and Spanish Moss Versafine ink. The card was finished off with a few gems.

My next card uses the candle with the matching laser cut shape. Again I decided to use my watercolour pencils and Emeraude Izink ink as my background colour. The simple rectangle was sponged using the Rectangles Flexi-Template. The sentiment was stamped using the same colours as in my second card.

Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy ...

... before going on to my second trio ...


... a trio of long super skinny cards using the stamp set and stencil from the kit.

Changing the aspect can change the look as you can see from my first card. Using the same supplies and idea from my first card, the words have been arranged slightly differently to suit the landscape format.

My next card is another one-layer make using the Christmas Trees from the Holiday Trees stencil contained in the kit. They wee sponged using Emeraude and Miel Izink inks. I used a little brush for sponging and was able to dab the ink a little to add some texture to the trees. The sentiment was stamped in Spanish Moss Versafine ink.

The last card of my second trio is a little bit more fancy. I used three of my watercoloured flowers on script stamped background in Spanish Moss. My card was finished off with a stamped sentiment in Olympus Green and gems.

Here are some close-ups.


My last trio features some of the cute Christmas Ephemera #1 shapes and stickers from the kit.

The first card from my last trio uses one of the Christmas trees from the Ephemera shapes. Picking up on the star and circular baubles, I used the Confetti #1 Slimline stencil and Tempting Turquoise SU ink to add some stencilling to my card. It was finished off with gem and stamped sentiment in Spanish Moss.

My next card features the Christmas stocking from the Ephemera Shapes. The little background oval was sponged using the Ovals Flexi-Template and Tempting Turquoise. The little stamped snowflakes (Christmas Reindeer) finished the oval background off nicely. My card was finished with a fitting sticker sentiment.

My last card features the cheeky looking gnome from the Ephemera shapes. I used the Confetti #1 stencil to sponge a border down the middle and finished off with a sticker sentiment.

Here are some close-ups ...

So far I must a have made about 30 or so cards using the Christmas In The Air Kit #1, but there are still plenty of other festive makes left to be made with the kit.

I shall be back in September with another array of festive makes using one of the new kits to be released then.

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I hope you feel inspired to start adding some skinny slimline cards to your Christmas stash.

Monika ❤

1 comment:

  1. Wow!!! Love ALL your clever and creative Skinny cards using the Awesome CITA Kit #1, Monika:-) It has been so much fun playing with the kit for several months, my friend. I highly recommend this creative kit for designing "Many" fun and creative Christmas cards. TFS and always inspiring me:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy


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