13 August 2014

Christmas in July part 2 (the sequel)...

Hi everyone, welcome and humble apologies for my absence over the past few days. There's a REALLY GOOD reason that I'll share at the end of this post... For today the IndigoBlu challenge team are serving up some extra inspiration for the current 'Christmas in July' challenge. We've already had some fabulous entries but would love to see even more from you talented designers out there. It also gives us the chance to show off more of the latest Christmas stamp releases quite literally hot off the presses (and man those presses are hot!)


Back at the end of July I did a tutorial on the IndigoBlu blog for a 'Snowflake Lace' background. If you remember back I made the background much bigger than needed for the final card so that gave me a spare piece. It was easy to cut this piece into strips ready for layering onto an embossed piece of card to make the perfect background for this card.


Haven't these baubles come up a treat with the 'Teardrop Bauble' dinkie stamp and some Winter Dawn Mega Flakes! I stamped them onto navy card and took the time to fussy cut them all for maximum layering impact.


The thin ribbon in my stash was an insipid pale cream colour so the ink dies came out to custom colourise it. I rather like the way the strips work underneath the 'Noel' sentiment to compliment the bauble bows.


I've been told that it is best to use a pigment or archival ink with the stamps as this gives a sharper definition... ever one to break the rules I wanted to remove the border from the 'Noel' dinkie stamp without the fuss of using masking tape so I reached for a Distress Marker to colour the sentiment alone and hey presto! Now that shows just how highly defined and deeply etched these rubber stamps are.


So now I'd love you to hop on over to the challenge blog to see what the other DT members have created before joining in the fun for the chance to win one of those amazing prizes.

Before I go there's lots more exciting news to share with you; this Saturday 16th August I'll be demoing for IndigoBlu all day at Strikes, Byrkley Park Garden Centre (near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire) so if you're in the area please pop along and say hello. And the reason for my absence? I've been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to come up with a brand new one day workshop!!! All the details and photos of the project in question will be revealed on Friday over at the IndigoBlu blog so I hope you can join me for that.

For now, take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx

28 comments:

  1. Fabulous layering Jenny makes a great Christmas card :)
    Von ♥

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card - so elegant. Have a great time at the weekend, shame I'm nowhere near Staffs!!

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  3. such a fab and elegant x-mas creation! superb!

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  4. Oh how I wish I lived closer, I would be the first name on your class roster! Love this card and best of luck for the workshop.

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  5. What a gorgeous Christmas card! I love all the layers and your ornaments are so beautiful! Great idea with the sentiment to avoid having the border! I'm suddenly feeling very festive Ha! :)

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  6. Love your card! Is it really time to start making Christmas cards? It's a beauty. Pinned it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Gorgeous card Jenny - so glad blogland is dragging you into Christmas (despite your inner resistance!). Huge congrats on having your demos and workshop - bet they will be brilliant! Nicola x

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  8. I really love the way you have done those beautiful baubles and that is a great tip for inking the Noel stamp too. Your card is very elegant with those gorgeous snowflakes.

    Have lots of fun on your demo day and I look forward to hearing more about the workshop! Anne xx

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  9. So pretty and elegant, Jenny! I love those gorgeous ornaments and even more lovely over all those snowflakes. I so wish I could be there and I know all the attendees will be in for such a treat! Hugs!

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  10. Oooh how I would love to come to a workshop with you! And I must go and check your tut on the that background as I missed it and it is fabulous. Nikki xx ps good luck on Saturday

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  11. Stunning card, the baubles are so pretty and look like vintage ones from my childhood, delightful Jenny. Ruth x

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  12. You can't beat Christmas baubles, can you - and I love the colours you have chosen, very on-trend.

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  13. You've got me singing Christmas carols with your beautiful card, Jenny!! You've used so many gorgeous elements and techniques and combined them seamlessly to create a true work of art!! I want to be on your Christmas card list:-))
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  14. Must be a real pleasure to receive such a great Christmas card Jenny!
    So nice.
    greetings, Alie

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  15. Gorgeous card Jenny . Love the combination of the baubles set against the snowflake backdrop. Tracy x

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  16. Fabulous card, it looks so elegant! Love how you did the baubles and great none traditional colours!!

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  17. Brilliant card as always, love what you have done with the Baubles and that fantastic background.
    Thank you for stamp "tip" really like the font on the stamp
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  18. That's a wonderful Christmas card, love the baubles.

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  19. this is truely beautiful jenny - a really wonderful idea that I may be borrowing! Hope you don't mind! Hugs rachel xx

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  20. My ... you have been busy Jenny! Wishing you the best on your new workshop!! In the meantime, I soooooo love this card. Your stamping is fantastic. Love those baubles. Gorgeous! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  21. Stunning card with beautiful layers

    I can't even bear to think about Christmas at this time of year lol

    Love Chrissie x

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  22. Beautiful! Love the background and those baubles look fantastic - so detailed! Wish I could get to your demo! Chrisx

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  23. This is gorgeous Jenny, great design ideas and beautifully done. >:o) Chris xxx

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  24. What a beautiful card Jenny! love the snowflake panels and pretty ornaments - an effusion of wintery snow! I so wish I was on that side of the pond and could attend your workshops!

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  25. My type of card as usual Jenny, neat crisp and very special looking.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  26. wow what a beautiful Card , love all details
    hugs Pia

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  27. Beautiful card Jenny, those baubles look stunning.
    Avril x

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  28. This card is brimming over with elegance - so beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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