6 December 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like an IndigoBlu Christmas...

Hi everyone and welcome. In amongst all of the other creating going on here I realised it really was about time the Christmas cards needed tackling! It's the time of year when we need great looking cards that can be created quickly and are reasonably flat to please Mr Postie. So I've put together a few ideas using various IndigoBlu stamps to share with you - the bonus being that all IndigoBlu Christmas stamps are on sale right now HERE!!!

(click on each photo for a closer look)

This first one was inspired by a beautiful canvas created by my DT team mate Mirella Baniecka. I used the Rain Droplets background stamp across the background with ink and WOW! white embossing powder. The lace elements from the Nottingham Lace A5 set were stamped with ink and the same embossing powder, then layered underneath with a Postbox Red / white gesso painted tag and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Dinkie stamped central panel. A couple of pearls and hey presto, that's one off the list!

Next up it was time to use one of my old layered die sets, cutting a couple of layers from the centre of the card. I removed the central panel and stamped the Wishing You The Spirit of Christmas Dinkie onto it. Using the same ink I stamped the Big Holly leaves in a random fashion and coloured them with a mix of Hot Cocoa, Emerald City and Postbox Red paints. Adding the white lines with a gel pen gives them an extra sense of dimension. To finish I raised the central panels up with foam pads in a staggered formation.

On to card number three, this time inspired by DT team mate, Ksenija Rizova's beautiful card. I repeat stamped the tree from the Snow Globe A6 set to create a simple background, embossed the snow globe itself with WOW! white embossing powder onto vellum before ink stamping the houses on the reverse. I splattered Snow White paint onto a smaller square of card, and painted it on a larger square before adhering the fussy cut globe to the smaller square with FlitterGlu; as there's no water in this glue it doesn't make the vellum wrinkle!!! Finally I stamped the sentiment portion of the globe stamp onto card and layered it over the embossed version.

More die cuts on this one; I cut a piece of card small enough to fit inside Tim Holtz' Postage Stamp frame and stamped the Flying Santa A6 image onto it. Having coloured in each house with Distress Inks and blended the edges with the same, the whole panel was heat embossed with WOW! clear embossing powder to give it a softer look. Some Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die cuts were ink blended and the word Noel (from the Happy Christmas Dinkie) was stamped onto a smaller stamp shape. I used more foam pads to layer the whole thing up.

Last (but not least) my personal favourite. Anyone who saw my 'Silver and Gold' canvas HERE will know I'm in love with the new Laurel Leaves A6 stamps. It's so easy to draw a circle and stamp layer after layer of the different sprigs on top of each other, some with inks, some mica powders some with WOW! white embossing powder, et voila, one festive wreath!!! I cut around mine to raise it on foam pads but you could easily just leave it flat. The Wishing You The Spirit of Christmas Dinkie you saw earlier was used here too as it fit perfectly and I 'hung' a Teardrop Bauble on one side to finish, heat embossed again with WOW! clear embossing powder to contrast with the wreath.

And breathe... ! Five festive cards done in a jiffy and ready to send. I hope these have given you some ideas if, like me, you're pushed for time at this time of the year. And remember to check out that IndigoBlu sale for some great bargains!

I'm entering the following challenges with these;
That's Crafty! Challenge - Season's Greetings
Card Mania Challenges - Christmas
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 108 - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
WOW! Embossing Powder Challenge - Winter

That's all for today but I'll be back on Wednesday with my next DT project for Frilly and Funkie. In the meantime have a great end to your weekend and take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx


  1. Hard to pic a fave, but I think I like the one with the big holly leaves and your layered die set. That really caught my eye.

  2. ALL of your cards are knockouts and I love that even though they need to be mailed, they're not bulky or as I like to say, 'lumpy mail.' A beautiful way to meet the creative side with the frugal spending (postage) in the middle. Gorgeous layouts on all of them!
    Lisa x
    Love Santa flying over the sleepy town :)

  3. All of these are really great cards

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. The traditional red and green looks so sharp and modern with the white space and backgrounds - brilliant showcasing of the stamps, and great cards all round. That lovely wreath is probably my favourite - such a great font on the greeting.
    Alison xx

  5. wow you have been busy jenny - and all very beautiful makes too - so many lovely ideas - i do love the wreath one particularly - gorgeous! Big hugs lovely lady! Rachel x

  6. They are all beautiful Jenny, I think my favourite has to be the flying santa and sleigh, I just love the colours in that one. Anne xx

  7. Great ideas, very festive cards. My favorite is the big holly leaf card, I love it.

  8. What great ideas and what gorgeous cards! I LOVE the stark white backgrounds...so effective!

  9. Stunning cards, they all look wonderful but my favorite is the one with Noel on! It really caught my eye! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. What a wonderful collection Jenny! So many great stamps, and these cards are just perfect for mailing! So much red and green, oh how festive and fun!! Love em! hugs :)


  11. What a fantastic set of cards!! Each and everyone one is a little gem!
    Great stamps and gorgeous colouring!! Love all of these Jenny .. totally gorgeous!! hugs xx

  12. What a lovely set of cards you have made Jenny. Love them.
    hank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT

  13. a lovely collection of Christmas cards! Jenny Traditional Christmas colours used in a very contemporary way . xx

  14. Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Card Mania Challendges! Have a great Holidays!

  15. Such a beautiful projects! Especiall love the one with wreath! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge

  16. wow, You've been busy making all sorts of gorgeous creations!! Very inspiring cards, wonderful!
    Thanks for playing along in this months Challenge at One Crazy Stamper :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Natalie OCS DT member


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