The Magic of Christmas

Hello there! We have some gorgeous Christmas inspiration here on the blog today from Elina Stromberg…

Hi and Happy Sunday!

Christmas may still seem to be far ahead, but actually now it is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas cards. Especially if you want to make the cards yourself, enjoy the creative process and to avoid the hassle of creating the cards in the middle of other Christmas preparations. I started my Christmas card project with these two simple inked cards:




For these simple designs you don’t need too many supplies: For colouring and stamping the backgrounds I only used one blue Distress ink colour, ‘Faded Jeans’. Starting from the top of the card I inked my white cardstock panel using an ink blending tool and a few simple hand-cut, mountain shaped paper masks. For stamping the words and the flying reindeer I used black VersaFine ink.



The white star is stamped and heat-embossed with white embossing powder. For the little white stars I used white heavy embossing powder: I sprinkled the powder flakes on the card, and heat set them by heating the card from underneath. Especially when using water-soluble Distress inks I prefer using white embossing powder for making tiny white splash marks, as a thin white paint will absorb the ink colour, and the end-result will not be bright white. White embossing powder will give you a pure white colour.





The new Visible Image Christmas stamp sets are so very inspirational. The hand-written text stamps are my true favourites, hope you will get inspired, too!


For more information on the Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:




Wishing you a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!


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Loving these cards so much! Beautiful scenes, and the grungy bauble makes a stunning moon! Thanks Elina ♡

You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Mark & Helen xx