Friday 13 October 2023

Easy Christmas Cards with simple colouring

 Using our #stampsetoftheweek Joy of Noel

We made some simple Chrstmas Cards at coffee and card recently. With just a small amount of colouring required, these cards come together really quickly.

The colouring can be quick and easy, as the image areas are fairly small and you can just 'scribble' the colours in. I used our alcohol markers (Blends pens) but you could also use Stampin' Write markers or watercolours pencils - really any colouring medium you like.

There are 2 main foliage images in this stamp set, plus the NOEL, some extra sentiments and some useful small images. The curved foliage is perfect for wreaths of course!.


I cut some Basic White card 92mm x 92mm and stamped straight onto this for both card designs. I used Shaded Spruce ink for the foliage stamping and Poppy Parade or Real Red for the sentiments.  I used our Very Best Trio punch for the decorative corners; watch the video for some hints and tips for using this punch.

I used various Blends colours for my shading - mostly Shaded Spruce, Real Red or Poppy Parade. I also used our retired Just Jade pens. 

The white was layered onto assorted red and green base cards which measure 99mm square. You can get 3 cards out of an A4 sheet if you score down the long centre line (, fold in half and cut at the open edge 99mm. Just turn the card 90degrees and cut twice at 99mm, that gives you 3 perfectly square cards in total.

I stamped the block sentiments from the Bold, Merry and Bright stamp set, easily fussy cut with scissors. These were layered up with dimensionals (foam pads)

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