Saturday, 5 December 2009

Gingham Christmas Pudding Card

I think I may have peaked with my Christmas ideas! I am hoping I can still keep a steady flow of cards and small gifts going, but if I were to do it all again, I should have started Christmas in mid October.  But there again, I know a lot of other crafters are getting their ideas together in the summer, so its swings and roundabouts really.
Gingham Christmas pudding Card
My confidence in stamping is increasing since I set myself a target of stamping at least once a month.  This is another stamp I have used only once before assigning it to the dusty stamp drawer
When I first tried this card the design looked too stark and flat on white despite my colouring it in. Then I hit upon the idea of stamping on gingham card first, which I did with some trepidation but much to my surprise it worked!.
Pudding Card Close Up
I stamped the pudding out again on white, cut it out, coloured it in, added micro hologram glitter and then placed it onto the main part with a foam backed pad to add dimension.
Next followed a bit of mat and layering on white, silver and red and faux doodle stitching.
I did add some tiny weenie silver rhinestones to the centre panel around the pudding, but I am not sure they really added anything to the finished effect.


Rainmac said...

Love this card, you are brimming with wonderful ideas, your blog is such an inspiration xxx

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Angie said...

those last two are so pretty

Effie said...

The gingham looks fab! I like the pudding stamp too, great cards.