Hello Again. May favourite Christmas Stamp Set this year has got to be the ‘Contempo Christmas’ Set. I especially love embossing the bauble stamp. It reminds me of those glossy baubles on our Christmas Tree when I was younger … quite a lot younger than I am now… as time goes by …
I have two projects from my last crafting class, where we did some embossing.
the Contempo Christmas tree, gold embossed on cherry cobbler card, finished off with very vanilla 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon from Stampin’UP! of course and a peel off from my stash.
I love the cherry cobbler red which is one of the new colours. It is a dark, rich, velvety red. It reminds me of Christmas Markets in Berlin, Gluehwein and gingerbread. I suppose what I am saying is that it is a good coulour to use for your Christmas Cards and it matches well with old olive and very vanilla card stock from Stampin’UP!. It makes for traditional Christmas cards with a modern twist.
For the next card I used another one of my favourite colours rich razzleberry. Here I used all 4 stamps from the Contempo Christmas set, rich razzleberry cardstock and the lovely printed paper from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, again in rich razzlberry.
I love the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack. Such a good idea from Stampin’UP!, lovely patterned papers in all the colours of the card stock and as always double sided. 40 sheets of 12×12″ good quality paper for only £15.50. I shall certainly get more of those. Oh, before I forget, it the Contempo Christmas Set is available in wood mounted or clear stamp sets for only £12.95 (clear) and £15.95 (wood mounted).
I did something very interesting with this card:
Hot TIP! For extra sparkle add some dazzeling diamond glitter to your embossing powder.
You may not see it that well in the pictures, but it really makes it sparkle.
A Christmas Tree Box.
This is one of the gift boxes and tags we will make in this workshop. I love it. It also doubles up as Christmas decoration.
Well if you want to learn how to make this box, why not organise your own crafting class at home?
I am happy to come along and teach you.
Until next time