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Dec 13, 2020

One Stamp Two Cards and Gift Ideas for the Card Maker

Happy Sunday! I'm sharing two easy to recreate Christmas cards today using the same stamp as the focal point. The stamp I used is new this season but I used it before recently on this card. I love this delicate line art! 

At the end of this post I'm also sharing gift ideas for card makers, these are either things I have and love or would love to get. 

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Both times I stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and colored with my Zig Clean Color brush pens and a Zig Detailer brush. The stamp is called Birdhouse Blessings from Penny Black's Season of Hope release. You can see more from this release HERE (just be sure to select "newest" in the dropdown menu on the right side).

On the card above I adhered the image panel to a simple patterned paper (old, from my stash) and stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets. I finished off by brushing clear Wink of Stella over the bird house roof and the star. Then mounted onto a white card base.

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Like on the card above, I stamped with Versafine Onyx and colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The Christmas words border was done with Penny Black's background stamp Christmas Story, also stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. I tied some Jute twine around the card, brushed Wink of Stella glitter over the birdhouse roof and star then adhered to a green cardstock base.

Gift Ideas for the Card Maker

Since I shared a Gift Idea post for teens (here), I thought it's just appropriate to share one for card makers as well, maybe you want to treat yourself to some new goodies or maybe you know a card maker who would love these. These are all items I either have and love or wish I had. 

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  1. This is just gorgeous! I love the birds and berries!

  2. Not seen that stamp used before Ellie but it's a lovely one isn't it, both cards are lovely. Have a good Sunday.


    1. Thanks Brenda, it's my favorite from that release :)

  3. What beautiful variations. I love your designs, they are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

  4. These are both great cards. Pinned!

  5. Your card is perfect! I love the delicate line art, too, and your coloring looks great. Thanks so much for entering this beauty into our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  6. You created two beautiful cards with this delicate stamped image,thank you for joining in at MMM

  7. Beautiful cards! Love the image
    Have a great day!

  8. This is the cutest card!

    Curated By Jennifer

  9. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Your color brush work is so lovely and perfect on this stamp! Both cards are gorgeous, but I'm especially partial to the 2nd with verbiage stamp; very creative! Thanks for spreading joy at Path of Positivity! Happiest of holidays! Katrina

  10. Beautiful image, so sweet..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  11. Both cards are really pretty, i love your coloring! Thank you for sharing your cards with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  12. This is such a lovely stamp and you created two great cards with it! I love how you coloured them too! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week! It's a wet and stormy one here, summer rains have arrived!

    Away From The Blue | Handbag Gift Guide

  13. Such sweet, precious cards!

  14. Very pretty Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see your art work back here again in 2021. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Judy McKay DT

  15. So pretty, Thanks for joining at Lavinia World Challenges.

  16. I always enjoy 'two cards, same stamp' posts and love the different looks you gave these sweet birds. Enjoy the festive season! Vicky x

  17. Beautiful image and wonderfully coloured. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail #staysafe #stayhealthy

  18. What a lovely card ! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our December "Christmas, anythink goes' challenge. Corrie x

  19. So lovely! A d thank you for the Gift ideas.

  20. Lovely! Thanks for joining our December anything Christmas over at Country View. Merry Christmas x

  21. What a beautiful image and such a nice CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge!
    Rachelle DT : )

  22. Beautiful! What a lovely stamp,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  23. Totally beautiful cards Ellibelle. Love that image.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our December Not Just Cards Challenge at Not Just Cards!
    Unfortunately this is our last challenge at Not Just Cards.
    We hope to see you again somewhere else in Blogland,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  24. So beautiful, Ellie! I love your creativity! Thanks for linking with me. I hope you have an amazing Christmas!


  25. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  26. Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for Through The Craft Room Door
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  27. Love the two different looks with the same stamp!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our 'Tis the Season challenge.

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