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Sep 25, 2021

Holly and and a Christmas Bird - Handmade Card

Hello and welcome! 

This week I'm hosting at Allsorts challenge and my chosen theme is "Nature" so that means anything you might see in Nature, but we're making it even easier and are including an Anythting Goes option so anyone is welcome to share their new crafty makes. There are two prizes this week, a beautiful tree stamp and then we have a digital prize from Ruth Hamilton Designs.

This time of the year I need to get serious about starting to make Christmas cards if I want to have handmade cards by December, so I decided to use a Christmas stamp for today's card.

This is Penny Black's Season's Tweeting brushstroke stamp. 

For me, a stamp platform is a must when using brushstroke stamps, so I can re-ink the stamp several times. I used Distress markers to color directly onto the stamp and I did repeat the process a few times.

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On the image panel's background I used Penny Black's stamp Christmas Story randomly stamped with Antique Linen Distress ink. The little sentiment is from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets

I did some paper piercing and inked the edges with Antique Linen distress ink, then tied some Natural Jute twine around the image panel before adhering to the card base. 

I don't use my embossing folders often (mainly because I simply forget about them) but I did on this card. After embossing, I wiped the Antique Linen distress ink pad over the embossing.

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coldwaters2 said...

This is one beautiful creation Ellie I love the image and the colours it looks awesome
lorraine x

Joanne said...

That is beautiful! I have been thinking about starting my Christmas card making too but have yet to settle on an idea or two.

brenda said...

Stamp platform is a must for me as well Ellie, I don't know why I resisted the idea for so long. Lovely seasonal card and very effective embossed background with the soft inking.

B x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!
Have a great day!

Linby said...

The text behind the bird looks wonderful as does the EF background. It's a really lovely card.

Wendy L said...

Oh so pretty Ellie, love the Depp embossed frame, x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous, vintage style card Ellie - this is exquisite
Stay safe

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful stamped and coloured image with the perfect choice of embossing folder for the background, a great addition to your Christmas card collection.

Vicky Hayes said...

What an inspiring theme you chose Ellie! I love your vintage-feel card with the embossing given a hint of distress ink, the fade-out text and the pretty twine bow. The star of the show is the robin perched on his branch of holly and I love the depth you've given this with your layers of ink. Vicky x

Mervi said...

Lovely theme, thanks.
You are right the stamping platform is a must with brushstoke stamps.
Fabulous card;-))m

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card, love so much the bird and the embossed panel!!

Lovely said...

Lovely theme and a beautiful card! The embossed background is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful!

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coldwaters2 said...

Hiya Ellie I am back again to thank you so much for joining our challenge at WLCB this month
lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Beatiful card, love the image. Thanks for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge. Anesha

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, Ellie! Love this bird in the holly! Thanks for sharing with Krafty Chicks!

Conny said...

Really wonderful card! Love the little bird!
Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge!


Mandy said...

Ellie this is beautiful. So soft and dreamy looking and your lightly inked embossing is wonderful.

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 The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
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Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the inking on the embossed background!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Jackie C said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

Rosmarie said...

Awww, such a darling card!! Love the little robin and that gorgeous vintage feel you created! Thank you for playing along with us at DotMCC. Rosi x