Partridge & Pears Christmas Card

by Joanne James6. December 2014 14:01

A quick card from me today for this week's challenge over at Merry Monday, where Deanne would like us to use a bird on our card:

I am sharing a card I made at one of my first Christmas card classes, which featured the lovely Partridge & Pears stamp. Here is my card:

This is one of the simpler cards that we made and I left it sentiment-free on the front, as I didn't want to interfere with the embossing folder detail. The main tree image was stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with a selection of Stampin' Up! Blendabilities and then fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals so that it would really stand out. I love this image for a traditional Christmas card and whilst I don't use embossing folders as much as the other products in my craft room, I love the effect of this frame around the focal image.

That's all from me today - I'm off to my first Christmas party of the season this evening. Back tomorrow with my very last Design Team post for The Paper Players. My 6 month tenure has finally come to an end and whilst I will be sad to leave that amazing team, you will not want to miss tomorrow's post as we have some very special projects lined up for you! Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Partridge & Pears Blendabilities Heat Embossed Christmas Card

by Joanne James29. November 2014 07:00

A nice early post from me today as I have a busy day ahead. I'm just in time to squeeze in a link up with the lovely designers over at SUO Challenges, where the latest challenge is to make a project using any kind of Stampin' Up! markers. I use my Stampin' Write markers frequently, but wanted to showcase a card using one of my most favourite new(ish) Stampin' Up! products - Blendabilities. I made a version of this card in my September card class, but didn't blog it so wanted to share today as it not only uses Blendabilities but a really fun technique too. Here is my card:

My card features the 'Partridges & Pears' stamp set. I stamped the main image in Versamark on Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed in white embossing powder, then used my Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Skin tone, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to colour the heat-enbossed image. I kept the layout of my card quite simple, matting the central panel on a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock before adhering to my black card base and finishing with a wide flagged piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, with the sentiment stamped across it in Memento Black ink. This card was difficult to photograph and does look more vibrant in real life - the image really stands out against the black. This is another great way to use your Blendabilities markers, in addition to straightforward blended colouring. 

That's all from me today; we have homework to do, a spot of housework, school Christmas Fayre, swimming lessons and dinner with friends to fit in today - wish me luck! Back tomorrow with this week's design team card for The Paper Players; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Plaid Partridge & Pears Christmas Card

by Joanne James2. September 2014 21:12

Another busy day today - getting ready for the return to school tomorrow of my beloved James Juniors, including an early visit to meet Ben's new teacher, as it has changed over the vacation to the one he was expecting prior to the end of last term. I love having them at home during holiday time and we have had lots of fun, but I think we will all benefit from a little more routine in our lives (although this time next week I might disagree!)

So today a quick share of another card I made with the 'Partridge & Pears' stamp, this time in reds and browns and stamping onto Sahara Sand as my base, rather than Whisper White. It give a totally different look and feel - take a look and see what you think:

I used Early Espresso as my card base, with a layer of the lovely Cherry Cobbler plaid patterned paper from the Trim The Tree DSP paper stack, the stamped my main image in Early Espresso on Sahara Sand. I coloured the image with my standard Stampin' Write markers and only used my Blendabilities on the pears (Old Olive) and the partridge's breast (skin tones). You have to be really careful when using Blendabilties on coloured cardstock, as they bleed into the paper much more quickly than with Whisper White. I added some colour to the leaves with my chalk marker. I finished my card with a sentiment from the 'Watercolor Winter Too' set stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Sahara Sand and cut it out with my Big Shot and Project Life framelits, then matted it onto a piece of Early Espresso which I just snipped the corners away from with a circle punch to echo the shape of the framelit.

I really like the more muted colours of this card - it's just a little bit different. Back tomorrow with my Design team post for the Colour Me...! challenge, so do pop by to see what our theme is this week, along with a new set of Wednesday Weekly Deals.

Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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