Friday, 28 July 2017

No stamping Christmas

Hello and welcome! Just popping in with my card for this week's LIM challenge, where we are not allowed to use any stamps.

This was a great opportunity for me to use some of the items that I had already lying about on my craft table. The square was created last year when I was playing around with an embossing folder that I inked up on the inside before running it through my Cuttlebug with a panel of white cardstock. I trimmed the panel down along the outer rim. The bird (Essentials by Ellen) was die cut from some corrugated cardboard (packaging). I had already added a thin layer of white gesso on top and decided to add a little gold when I had my Inca Gold out for another project last week. The Merry (Essentials by Ellen) sentiment was die cut from gold glitter cardstock (Marianne Design). I adhered everything to a square cardbase (approx. 5½ x 5½ inches).


LIM - #338 Anything but stamps

HLS - July anything goes with dies

HLS Christmas - Anything goes (option: die cuts)

Merry Monday - Christmas in July summer link-up
(#250 - Rustic)

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes


  1. Terrific card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. Lovely card. I'm a huge fan of nontraditional colours when it comes to Christmas cards. Love the embossed background. Great card and use of snippets. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

  3. What a lovely festive card and I love the techniques you used - so creative!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  4. Love how the dove carries the sentiment like an olive branch! Wonderful card!

  5. A beautiful and serene color combo and I LOVE that background square.

  6. Striking card! Love navy and ivory color combos for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  7. Beautiful Christmas card, love the background and what a good idea to cut out the dove with corrugated card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge

  8. Gorgeous corrugated dove, Marianne! Just love the embossed panel behind & the Merry coming out of his beak!!

  9. Klasse in zijn eenvoud! Liefs Ineke☀️