Monday, 22 October 2012

First Christmas Card!

At last I have made my first Christmas card.  I used one of the Gesso backgrounds from my last post.



The main image stamp and the sentiment are Crafty Individuals and are stamped onto white card coloured in the same way as the Gesso background and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The little stars are a tiny clear stamp from Lavinia.  To stamp on the Gesso background I used Archival ink and left it quite a while to dry.  I kept the card quite simple as I didn't want to cover up too much of the background but I did add loads of Glamour Dust with a glue pen as I wanted lots of sparkle. The actual base card is white but because I photographed it on a white background, you can't see it very well, sorry!    Thanks for visiting me today.  Take care.  Christine  

11 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Chris I have this stamp and I love it..card is absolutely stunning :) huggles hun xxxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous ... that background looks stunning!! x

jo said...

Beautiful card, that's a lovely stamp....gorgeous colours and the sparkle look fab!
Hugs Jo x

Redanne said...

I clicked on the photo and the background shows much more clearly and is so beautiful. I love that stamp too and it is perfect on your blue background, the Glamour Dust finishes if off beautifully and gives a really cool winter feel. Crafty hugs, Anne x

chrissies said...

A well designed card for Christmas. Love the stamp you have used and the sparkles.

Best Wishes Chrissie xx

Marleine said...

Hiya Chris,
Love the card. That background is gorgeous, you'll have to show me how you did it. X

Jude said...

Hi Chris, Fabulous card, will have to get my skates on and start making some Christmas cards!

Hugs
Judex

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Chris... I adore the background... I have a few crafty individuals stamps but not this one... I need to go shopping now great inspiration... Just Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card, Chris. Your background is just right for a wintery feel and I love the added sparkle.

Sandra said...

Hi Christine. Love your card. The gesso background looks stunning!
Hugs
Sandra x

Vicky said...

Oh you are so clever, this is lovely, and to think you did it all from scratch!!! Really beautiful!! But c'mon don't stop now less than 2 month til Christmas and only one card so far?!!

hugs Vicky xxx