Monday 14 November 2016

'Tis the Season Christmas card

Hi it's Brenda here and am sharing a card design I created using the gorgeous Scribbly Woodland stamps from Tim Holtz.

I had found a piece of left over infusions drenched paper and cut it in half so I could create two of the same cards (my box needs so many more cards before the beginning of December!!)

I took the scribbly woodland stamps and olive, watering can, coffee and black archival inks and stamped over the scribbly twig and snowflakes.

I love using my Tim waterbrush and took stormy sky, vintage photo and ground espresso distress inks to colour in part of the snowflakes.

You can probably make out that although these two deer heads were coloured with the waterbrush and brown distress inks, I actually stamped them in different colours to begin with. The on stamped in black on the right looks very striking but the one on the left was originally stamped in coffee which made this gorgeous creature look quite insipid, so I took a black posca pen and did my own scribbles over the top to create a more stronger looking deer head.

The sentiment was stamped onto left over card from another project and I was ready to put the card together.

I found some paper string and small holly die-cuts ...... 

 .... and put the cards .........

..... together.

These are gorgeous scribbly images and I can see me using them alot for Christmas cards this year.

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. Beautiful cards, Brenda..very interesting!! Can't take my eye's off :)

  2. Gorgeous Chrissy cards Brenda!
    Dot x

  3. The backgrounds look lovely with the subtle colouring, and yes, the more "pronounced" deerhead definitely lifts the finished card, beautifully finished with the twine and leaves, a great addition to that box!!

  4. Wonderful Brenda, fabulous backgrounds and I love the deer, my favourite new stamp! Deb

  5. These are gorgeous Brenda, I think I may need a new stamp set! xx

  6. What a super stamp set Brenda. I love the way you made them your own to make these gorgeous cards. Hugs xxx

  7. Oh wow Brenda, I just got that stamp set from Susan and am really looking forward to using it now... your cards are gorgeous! Anne xx

  8. I love the whole scribble effect on these! Very effective use of your leftovers too :-)

    Sally xx

  9. Deer and Elk are sure popular creatures at Christmas and you have done a lovey job putting them on the cards. I really like the effect of the scribble. Might have to get me that deer/elk. Thanks for taking the time to share these little pieces of art.

  10. A beautiful pair, Brenda! Thank you for sharing your technique and tips on the ink colors! Just gorgeous! Hugs!