Friday, 18 July 2008

A Christmas Card Using Elusive Images Stamps

I loved this challenge from Glenda Waterworth - why would I not - to make a Christmas card (my favorite kind of card) using Elusive Images Stamps (my favorite make of stamps) - what more could a stamp junkie want? The stamp I chose to use is a beautiful floral spray featuring Christmas Roses with Holly and Ivy foliage, it's one of the stamps that comes on the Elusive Images "Christmas Fusion" Themeplate.

I stamped and embossed my image using gold fine detail EP, then painted it with Twinkling H2Os, allowing the white and pink paints to bleed a little into each other on the flower petals, I then mounted this onto gold foiled card. I had already selected some deep green card stock which I got in The Paper Mill Shop and a backing paper from the Artylicious "Season's Greetings" CD which carries a beautiful story of how the Christmas Rose came to be.

After edging my paper with a Gold Sakura Pentouch Pen I applied the papers to my card along with a co-ordinated Greeting from the Season's Greetings CD. Finally the finishing touches - I stamped and embossed my Christmas Rose stamp again, this time only stamping the middle bit as all I wanted was the roses. Once they were painted with the H2Os I cut them out and mounted them on foam pads as an embellishment for the front of the card and then added an organza bow below the greeting.

Oh, I should add, I used the snapshot tool in Adobe to lift the papers into my graphics programme so I could tweak the brightness and colour saturation of the paper a little - in my head I had a very exact idea of the colour I wanted and the paper as it printed was just a tad too dark.

And now that's another Christmas card I can add to my tally for Fab's Big Christmas Challenge - if you have been reading my blog you may recall I decided to attempt the "nutters" challenge this month and try to have 6 Christmas cards made before the 25th of July.


  1. wow I really like this -

  2. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm SO pleased you did as I've just discovered a wealth of beautiful cards - this one is so elegant, and thoughtfully designed.


  3. Hi Phree,
    Just browsing and saw this fabulous card. I love Elusive Images stamps too and have just applied to join the Guild in the hopes I'll learn something new each month.
    Beryl xx

  4. Gorgeous Phree, just gorgeous! Thanks, Glenda

  5. Fabulous card - love all the colours within the design
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Such a pretty card Phree, Glenda designs some fabulous things doesn't she?

  7. Oh I do love that card ! Stunning work Phree. Thank you for playing my Christmas card making challenge I truly appreciate it !

  8. wow beautiful elegant card Phree i love it
    hoping to be back crafting and blogging in next few days Colin is mending well
    Wendy x

  9. Wonderful card Phree I love it.
    Love Cynthia x

  10. Beautiful Christmas card Phree xx

  11. really nice card would not mind receiving it for xmas good luck