Thursday, August 14, 2014

Merry Christmas

Let's take a break from graphic stamps and go back to one of my favorite types of cards - Christmas cards!

At Stretch Your Stamps 2 we were shown some creative ways to use alphabet stamps.  I pulled out one that I haven't used for a while (interestingly this set was bought around Christmas time last year!) and wanted to play with it.

I did some stamping and some STITCHING!  Yep, stitching!

I haven't done stitching for the longest time and I think it would be nice to take a picture to capture part of the process:

The process is quite simple.  I first stamped the letters from Lawn Fawn Quinn's Capital ABCs on white cardstock, then I used the Tim Holtz tool to punch holes along the stamped image.  I used DMC floss to stitch on the letters using back stitching.

After making this white panel I stamped the snowflakes in grey on the grey card case.  The tone on tone effect remains one of my favorites for backgrounds!  I added a strip of patterned paper, and an earmuff onto the "M" to finish off the card.

This is a very special card as I have not done stitching on cards for a very long time.  Will it be so special that I won't be willing to part with it when Christmas comes?  We'll wait and see.

My card is linking up to the following:
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Stamps and fun - Christmas in Summer
Amusing Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely card - thanks so much for sharing at Creative Moments - good luck x

  2. The stitching adds such great texture and I love those earmuffs, what a great addition for a Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

  3. My what patience you have to do all the pricking and stitching. The muffs on the M are fun. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

  4. I love your stitching! How clever! The earmuffs are such a cute addition too. Thanks for playing at ATSM. ☺