Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Not Just for Christmas!

Hello Everyone! Jennie here today to share my first project this month.  

As soon as I saw Tim's Merry Christmas Framelits Die/Stamp Set I just knew I would use this all year round. The flower stamp is just amazingly beautiful and takes a blending of inks so well.

I started with some cream cardstock which I overstamped with the Papillon background stamp - by now you will begin to realise that this stamp never leaves my desk! I used Antique Linen Distress Ink for the background and then overstamped the top using Brushed Corduroy and using stamps from Tim Holtz Mercantile set.

The little stamp (stamp) is from an older Paper Artsy Hot Picks Set and is much used. I am sure you will all have a little stamp in your collection which can be used in the same way.

The flower stamp was inked up with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and I added a little Aged Mahogany Distress Ink around the edges and stamped it directly onto the background. I finished off with a sentiment and some stitching around the edges. And yay! I finally managed a single stamped layer!

If you have a few cards to make you can do a little production run, just varying the colours of the flower. Here I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and a little Aged Mahogany around the edges.

And for this one Barn Door Distress Ink and a little Fired Brick around the edges. Subtle differences in colour, but they do make a difference.

Another three cards for my birthday box! AND very post friendly too.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you will see that some stamps are not just for Christmas!

Jennie x


  1. Brilliant stamping Jennie, I love one layer stamped projects like this. My favourite is the purple hue one though I have to say.... stunning colours!!!

  2. Brilliant cards Jennie! Wonderful design, great colours. Nikki

  3. It really does not look like a Christmas stamp at all, I love all three versions!

  4. I love all three. Thanks for the ideas!

  5. It looks gorgeous in every colour way - a beautiful, elegant card design.
    Alison xx