Thursday, 8 December 2016


Hi Everyone, Jennie here with you today sharing a Christmas card using quite a few non-Christmassy elements! I am not a great buyer of themed products (sorry Susan !) but do like to think that my stash can cover me for all seasons and events throughout the year!

For my background, I started with some cream cardstock and Vintage Photo Distress Ink along with a collection of small Tim Holtz stamps. A little blending around the edges and some through a layered stencil finished it off. I then cut it into three to add a little more dimension.

The snowflake die was cut in cream cardstock and painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain. I painted rather than sprayed as I was really wanting a "here and there" look! I spritzed it with a pearl mist spray to give it a little shimmer, although you can't really see that here.

I have used the largest of the Tammy Tutterow Shabby Posies die to create this flower, spritzing with Candied Peel Distress Spray Stain before scrunching the flower up to dry. Click the link HERE if you want to see the tutorial on my blog for a similar flower. The stamens in the centre were sprayed with Fossilised Amber  Distress Spray Stain for a more Christmassy look!

The leaf cluster is from another Tammy Tutterow die set - Pom Pom Posies. I blended Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Ink all over before spraying with more shimmer mist.

Finally I stamped a sentiment on one of Tammy's Frayed Tabs (these are fast becoming my most favourite die!). Again a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges.

And then it was a matter of layering everything up!

So ..... my Christmas card using non-Christmas stamps and dies! .... well apart from the snowflake!

As always thank you for joining me today!

Jennie x


  1. Lovely card. I do love simplicity! It looks very "seasonal" to me. I don't have all these wonderful dies and stamps and inks and paints and whatnot that every one else may have so you have to make do with what you have and I think this card is just that, lovely. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas