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Friday, 8 November 2013

Tartan Christmas - Friday 8th November

Hello Friends,

It's been another busy week, I have finally made a few Christmas cards, but for the few commissions I accepted before putting a hold on them..not for personal use. I really am starting to panic!

Anyway, I have hardly posted any Christmas cards this year on my blog -probably because I haven't made any, if I don't get a move on I won't be posting any in a pillar box either - but here is one for my Sunday Stampers project this week. Hels set the theme of 'You raise me up', cards with texture, so this is what I have made..

 This is an 8x8 card, which I matted and layered with red card and silver mirri, that has a silk rather than glossy feel and look.

For the top layer of red card, I used an embossing border folder that was free with a magazine. You can't really see in the picture, but the 'pattern' is Christmas words and I just repeated the embossing using my Grand Calibur over the entire card.

Because the folder is a strip, it left gaps in between which gave me the idea to use the tartan ribbon to cover the spaces! The stag stamp from Indigo Blu was stamped using the acetate and gilding flake technique that I featured here.

To finish I added two Spellbinders poinsettias and buttons tied with twine.

For the inside of the card I stamped the stag using versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and added another bow

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole Z X


  1. This is fabulous Carole! Love how you have used the tartan ribbon. All the embellishments look great. Hugs Christine xx

  2. Hi Carole,
    what a great Christmas card. Love the design and colours used. What a fab embossing folder. Love your stamped images, and that tartan ribbon.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Your card is so beautiful Carole, love the tartan ribbon and the stag stamp is lovely. I think I may be buying my Christmas cards this year......... Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Stunning Christmas card Carole...great colours and love that embossing folder


  5. This card is truly lovely, I like the use of the tartan ribbon and the white embossed stag repeat on the inside. Inspired! X