Saturday, 15 August 2015

Little Claire August Stamp Challenge - Christmas

Today Little Claire launch their August stamp challenge and the theme is Christmas because as all good stampers know that's when we start preparing for Christmas. Enter your super-duper Christmas card and you could win this fantastic prize of........Little Claire Goodies

When Little Claire sent me this little dinkie stamp I have to admit I put it to one side and forgot about it for a few weeks, but then when I found it again I was so pleased because look at this dinkie Christmas card I have made with it. When I make a small card I have to re adjust my thinking as I always want to stick lots of things on which just wont fit, so I think the answer is to pare back the embellishments and then the card just happenes. The Quirky Quilt papers are a great base to start your colour scheme with and even though they are not Christmassy they are perfect for the job.

what you will need:
Little Claire 3 Cheers for Christmas Snowmen dinkie stamp (not sure when this goes on sale)
Little Claire dinkie mini craft scalloped card
Little Claire dinkie mini Quirkie Quilts paper pad (blue/green paper)
Little Claire dinkie text Happy Christmas stamp
Versa Fine ink pad - black
260gsm white card to stamp onto
red card
Tattered Lace Essentials Circles die No 9
Lea`bilities Christmas Foliage dies No 459920
die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink & Cut n Dry foam
paper scraps for holly leaves
craft card scraps for sentiment
small hole punch
ring binder hole punch
colouring in implements
wet glue
Glamour Dust glitter

Mat and layer the blue/green square patchwork paper from the Little Claire mini Quirkie Quilts paper pad onto a piece of red card.
Stick the paper/card combo onto the Little Claire mini craft scalloped card making sure that the card opens as a tent fold card.

Stamp the Little Claire 3 Cheers for Christmas Snowmen image onto the white card using the Versa Fine ink pad.
Take the Tattered Lace Essentials die No 9 and secure it over the image (you will lose some of the bottom part of the image).
Run the die through the die cutting machine.
Colour in the image with your choice of colouring in implements.
Spread wet glue along the bottom of the image where you wish it to look like snow and sprinkle with Glamour Dust glitter then shake off the excess and allow to dry.
Stick the image onto the base card.

Cut 3 small holly leaves from paper scraps form your stash using the Lea`bilities die.
Shade the edges of the leaves using the Tim Holts Vintage Photo distress ink and the Cut n Dry foam.
Shape the holly leaves and stick onto the card.
Using the Lea`bilities die cut 1small berry (which will be used as the large berry on the card) and punch 2 berries using the ring binder hole punch from the red card.
Bevel the berries to make them rounded and stick onto the card.

Stamp the Little Claire dinkie text Happy Christmas onto a scrap of craft card.
Trim the sentiment down to size.
Using the small hole punch make 2 dots from the red card.
Bevel the red dots.
Stick the red dots onto the sentiment.
Stick the sentiment onto the card.

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