Time again for the girls in the Christmas card club to show our latest makes. Kate chose the theme this time of Santa. I have a lot of stamps that I refer to as modern Santa's as they appeal to me the most. I have made 6 cards using these stamps and then another 2 with a really old traditional style Santa from my childhood. the cards are all different sizes as I don't buy card blanks. I much prefer to make a card from cardstock and as I make all my own envelopes it is not a problem. I sorted through all my christmas stash and found several 6" x 6" pads so used some of the papers up still left in them. To make them fit my cards I just cut them into squares, triangles and assorted width strips and mixed and matched the designs up. So here they all are after blogger made me do the post twice having gotten to the last piccy and having a message flag up update failed. Brilliant!!
Card No1 uses a wooden block stamp by Creative Stamping HH144H (which I think is the same company as Creative Expressions (below) as the code numbers are the same format. This stamp just begged to be on a long thin elongated card. All of the cards have been coloured using my Promarkers and this one has been edged with a silver gel pen. I sorted through all my christmas stash and found lots of christmas
Card No 2. I love this wooden block stamp by Creative Expressions HH140H I have had the set of 3 in my stash for a long time so don’t know if still available. It looks like I have missed some of the colouring on his tunic but the stamp is made that way. The sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash. If you look closely at the cards you will see little blobs of either silver or gold in the corners. This is from what is left behind when you peel off the sentiment. The three blobs here are left from the 3 r’s in the Merry Christmas. Waste not want not is my motto.
The stamp set is by Paper Mania from their Urban stamps set called ‘Noel’.