Monday, 28 October 2013

Calm Christmas for FMS #109

Today's has ben a busy day - as soon as Sally (dog) jumped off the bed just before 6am to go and hide in the bathroom  - a sure sign of rain - I had a feeling it was going to be one of "those" days…and it was! Yet I still have a card to share with you today so that is good! And its inspired by a great sketch at  Freshly Made Sketches this week.
After having a look at my required list of close to 50 Christmas cards this year…I decided it was time to really concentrate on making them!!
The base of the card is Real Red card stock and the vertical layer is a piece of Crumb cake embossed with the Print Poetry EF and added with Dimensionals.
The Dove image is first inked with Real Red ink and then the branch cleaned and inked with a Gumball green marker and then stamped onto white card stock and cut out.
Its then added with Dimensionals on top of a piece of Burlap Ribbon which has been cut in half horizontally. A small pearl is used for the Dove's eye and three more adorn the ribbon.

Card stock: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Gumball Green (marker)
Stamps: Calm Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot, Print Poetry EF, Basic Pearls, Burlap Ribbon

In between the rain today we managed to get to the Park and let the dogs have a play. They love the rough and tumble!

And then they just love to love :-)
Happy stamping until next time,



  1. A very elegant Christmas card Jan. Love the ribbon, such a modern twist. - Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina :-) I'm having fun playing with the Burlap!

  2. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the embossed layer and the bit of burlap ribbon. A great start to your holiday cardmaking! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Thank you so much Jen! It's a great sketch :-)