Two of the Christmas challenge blogs have a lovely photo for you to take inspiration from this week, it’s all green, white, gold and shimmery with a little bit of bronze too.  Really pretty, such a beautiful Christmas combination.  This is the first, from Winter Wonderland:

And this is the second, from Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:

I took my inspiration from the colours.  The gold, green and browny/bronze really jumped out at me.  And I loved the candles too, they look like little stars dancing above the nativity scene.

So this is what I did.  I made three cards, mostly the same, using scraps of white stamping card, scraps of gold and green card for backing and different sentiments to set each one off.

The little gold stars and all the sentiments are by Penny Black.  The evergreen branches are by Inkadindado and the pine cone is from a Rubber Stamp Tapestry set.  The card on the right also has a tiny cluster from a See-D’s set but I wasn’t keen on it so didn’t use it on the other two cards.  The inks are all Brilliance Dew Drops, so there is a tiny bit of sheen IRL.

Very simple cards, practically single layer so they won’t be bulky to post either, which is a big consideration these days.  The stamping card and the backing card/paper all came out the of the scrap box too, so they were very frugal also!  It would be easy to knock up a batch of these in different colours too, either traditional or bright.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blanks from a cheap shop in England many moons ago! ~ The Paper Company
  • DP: Papermania Christmas Pack (the gold pieces for backing)
  • Stamps: Inkadinkado Evergreens ~ Penny Black The Wonder & Winter Wonders clear sets ~ Penny Black Star Shower ~ Rubber Stamp Tapestry Pine Branch Border ~ See-D’s Spring Mini Stamps
  • Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Olive, Coffee Bean & Pearlescent Ivy



Winter Wonderland ~ Photo Inspiration

Stampin With The Dragon ~ Christmas In August

Just Keep On Creating ~ Christmas Is Around The Corner

My Mum’s Craft Shop ~ Christmas In August

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge ~ Photo Inspiration (Again I went with the green and gold, and also left a lot of white space)