Sweets And Treats Christmas Pudding Card

by Joanne James29. November 2021 07:00

Happy Monday everyone! Today I'm sharing a card using Jen B's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches that was also inspired by the colours of the festive photo over at Inspired By:

   

I loved Jen's sketch and combined with the red, green and brown of the Inspired By photo it was perfect for me to use two things in my crafting stash from the current mini catalogue that have yet to see ink - take a look:

 

 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Sweets & Treats - The minute I saw Jen's sketch I knew that it would be a great opportunity for me to ink up the Christmas pudding in the 'Sweets & Treats' stamp set. I bought this set for this very stamp! A Christmas or 'plum' pudding is a quintessentially British festive tradition dating back to medieval times; I coloured mine with my Stampin' Blends and fussy cut it and positioned it over a strip of Heartwarming Hugs DSP with a stitched scalloped edge. I used the same stamp set to add a festive cupcake to the inside of my card too:

 

A Merry Melody - The Merry Melody Embossing Folder was another of those items that made it into my pre-order basket but I have yet to use. I thought it would make a fun background for my Christmas pudding (I am hearing a chorus of 'So bring us some figgy pudding...' as I type!) - you can see the texture in more detail below - I blended some ink around the edges with a blender brush to accentuate the detail:

 

A fussy cut heat-embossed sentiment completes my card.

The Pudding Club - I decided I liked this card so much, I'd make another one in the same style but using Cinnamon Cider instead of Soft Suede for my background:

 

What do you think? Which card do you prefer? I think on balance I prefer my original version; do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts! You can see them next to each other further down this post for comparison. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
Edit: My card was chosen by Linda as a Princess of Clean for FMS513 - yay!
See the source image

Comments (7) -

Michele F
Michele FUnited States
11/29/2021 1:34:35 PM #

If this shows up a second time, I apologize!
I'm so happy that the brown of our little fawn gave you the inspiration you needed to use this darling set, Joanne!
Wish I had a slice of that pudding for my morning coffee!  It looks delicious on either color card!
Thanks so very much for playing cards with us again at Inspired By!
=]

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Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
11/30/2021 1:10:41 AM #

Sweet card!  I love the textured background and the pudding looks good enough to eat!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
11/30/2021 1:37:50 AM #

This is such a fantastic card!  I just love the plum pudding and that gorgeous embossed background!  So perfect for Christmas!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  

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Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
11/30/2021 2:46:14 AM #

These are absolutely adorable, they make me smile! Love the plum pudding and the musical background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at IB!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/2/2021 10:07:09 PM #

It looks good enough to eat! Even here, where it's midsummer, a Christmas pudding is often served although I make an icecream version. I really like the Soft Suede background but then, it's at Christmas I use the most of that colour!

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
12/3/2021 6:13:11 PM #

What a lovely design! I love that little pudding and the way you coloured it to coordinate with the striped paper. My boys were fans of the figgy pudding song when they were introduced to it at primary school - something about the rebellious-sounding 'we WON'T go until we get some, we WON'T go until we get some...!' Vicky x

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danni reid
danni reidUnited States
12/4/2021 4:52:48 PM #

This is SO festive and delicious, I love your colors and embossed background, such a FUN card!  Thank you for sharing with us @IB!

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