Tuesday 6 June 2017

chocolate, strawberry and vanilla...

Hello, my friends. I thought I'd drop by for a quick post. This is my first Christmas card for 2017 and was inspired by the theme on the Less is More challenge blog.

As soon as I saw the picture below I knew what I wanted to do with it. So I went on a hunt for the Stampendous stamp that I have had for a while and never used.

I cut a piece of Sheena stamping card to size and inked the stamp with tree branch and potting soil archival ink (chocolate). I then brushed it with antique linen distress ink (vanilla), and old paper around the edges. I darkened the edges with brushed corduroy and gathered twigs (chocolate) and then distressed the edges. 

To finish it off I matted it onto pearlised brown card (chocolate) and coloured in the holly leaves and berries with sage green and fired brick distress inks (strawberry). As a last touch, I added a tiny bit of sparkle with a clear sparkle pen on the roofs, snowy edges and on holly leaves.
Finally, I tied a piece of red organza ribbon (strawberry) around an A5 ivory tent card (vanilla), before attaching the topper. And voila' one finished Christmas card!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simply less is more - colour challenge: Neapolitan
Happy little stampers June Christmas challenge - anything goes: twist - tree


  1. This is a Stampendous Christmas image which I have always loved and I adore what you have done with it Theresa. x

  2. Beautiful Christmas card, Theresa. Love the image and vintage feel. The pops of pink add the perfect element of interest. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Less is More.

  3. Gorgeous , vintage , Christmas card Theresa, you are well ahead of me...lol...hope you and your family are keeping well....hugs...xxxx

    1. thanks Jo. me and the boys are fine, hugs xxx

  4. Love the postcard, vintage vibe on the card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  5. Such a soft and pretty card. The vintage scene is just perfect for this challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  6. Mmmmmm...I'm getting the smell of cinnamon, the warmth of a log fire, the impression of sparkling snow outside the window and a cheeky glass of port in my hand. Sigh! What an incredible stamp and your treatment of it is flawless Theresa! Lovely Christmas inspiration and well done for keeping it CAS. Thanks so much for popping this in at Less is More xx

  7. Thanks for your participation in HLS christmas challange. A gorgeous card love it. Hope to se you in ouer next challange. //Zora