Friday, 21 December 2012

Stampendous Christmas postcard cards

This is my favourite stamp this Christmas and have used it loads in different ways.  One way is these cards below using distress ink to stamp the image and  frantage embossing around the edges (great fun!).  Dabbing  alcohol ink on shiny card backgrounds (even more fun!).  I used another new favourite Spellbinders die set to do the labels which I absolutely love.
I didn't have any red poinsettias so I used alcohol ink over an Imagination Crafts stencil/mask and cut them out, and used card candy as centres. I also used card candy on the labels.  Some of the largest snowflakes were die cuts from my stash, originally from Craftwork Cards a few years ago which are  no longer available unfortunately, the rest I cut from Marianne snowflake dies.
The sentiments are Hero Arts ancient wooden stamp set that I unmounted and a clear stamp set that I have since lost the packaging for and can't now say which ones they are.  I wish they would all put their names on the backing sheets.
 I am trying to get all my Christmas cards blogged before Christmas but as I am still having a great time making more, I'll probably end up posting in January lol!














Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.  Any comments very appreciated :)

24 comments:

Barbara said...

What a fabulous batch of cards Anne....that is a gorgeous stamp and I love all the 'irregular' frantaging around the stamps. They all look so.......Christmassy! LOL I'm now following, sorry, thought I already was xx

Lexie said...

These are all gorgeous Anne. And what's amazing is that even the blue ones look warm and cosy! They're beautiful.
xx

Linda Simpson said...

I do so love this Stamp Anne. These are fabulous cards and loving the different colourways you have used. I do love my Fran-tage too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Anne what beautiful cards!

Elizabeth Allan said...

A tremendous array of ideas how one image can be used in a variety of GORGEOUS designs! Happy Holidays Anne!

Sandie said...

Absolutely stunning cards Anne...I love the main image...the same image yet totally different cards, I couldn't choose a favourite because I love them all.

Hugs
Sandie xx

mamof9 said...

wow, not sure which colour I like the best, they are all gorgeous. The stamp is lovely a real vintage image x

Cathy A said...

Anne, such a wonderful tactile set of Christmas cards. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

annemarks said...

Thanks Cathy x

annemarks said...

Thanks Barbara x

annemarks said...

Thanks Lexie x

annemarks said...

Thanks Linda x

annemarks said...

Thanks Patricia x

annemarks said...

Thanks Elizabeth x

annemarks said...

Thanks Sandie x

annemarks said...

Thanks Paula x

Gwyneth said...

Absolutely stunning cards - every one of them. It's great to have such good use out of a stamp - makes it really worthwhile getting something that can be used time and time again.

Zoe said...

That is a gorgeous image, love the selection of cards you've one, I love Frantage, looks brilliant on these, now following, sorry I thought I already was? Xxx

Kate M said...

Wow - these are fabulous - you really have made good use of this stamp - obviously worth every penny!
xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards.lovely image.xxx

Claire Newcombe said...

It is a fabulous stamp and it works with so many colours and designs.
beautiful set of cards.

Claire x
(Crafty Bloggers Network DT)

annemarks said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments :)

Alessandra said...

I soooooo loooooooooooove this stamp, wow it's divine! Perfect for Christmas cards and perfect for mass production for family cards lol! May I aks where you bought it?
xoxo, Alessandra

annemarks said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog Alessandra. This stamp is called Cling Snowy Postcard by Stampendous. I bought mine at a craft fair but it is widely available. You can do so much with it. Would love to see your creations . Thanks for all the inspiration this year and I hope you have a lovely Christmas x