Monday, 31 October 2011

Stampin Up Tidings of Joy

This is the card I made as my swap for the recent Stampin' Up! Regional Training in Canberra. 
One of the fun things about Regional Training with Stampin' Up! is that many demonstrators share ideas and create samples of some of those ideas. We had our regional training this Saturday and lots of fun was had by all who attended. 

 The stamp set I used is TIDINGS OF JOY  by Stampin' Up! I can envisage so many ways of using this set, but this was my first use of it and I like how it turned out. I think the colours and textures give this a Vintage feel and the gathered sticks tied with Linen Thread complete the picture. There is no need for a sentiment either as the picture tells the story.

 I've used Early Espresso and Pink Pirouette card and Early Espresso classic ink.
The image has been stamped onto Whisper White card and an Aqua Painter was used to pick up Espresso colour from the lid of the ink pad. 

A tiny bit of Pink was sponged around the edge of the card and then Espresso was applied over the top. I achieved the aureole effect by selectively sponging with a well loaded sponge, starting from outside the card and moving in toward the images.

Hope you like the card. I think it will fit the following challenges.
One Stop Craft Shop  - no Sentiments
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps  - monochromatic
Jingle Belles - Creatures

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty



  1. Lovely card, really pretty colours too!
    Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  2. Gorgeous card Ann :-) The image is beautiful and I love the sepia tones and simple design ,, stunning !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. This is beautiful and a lovely image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  4. What a gorgeous holiday card! You've done a beautiful job in every respect! Lovely!!!

  5. It certainly does have a vintage feel to it. It's one fancy card!

  6. Love this fun little holiday cheer ... so glad you joined our creature feature at jingle belles.

  7. Lovely card and stunning colouring. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge! Hope to see you again for the next letter.
    hugs Dorte

  8. What a gorgeous stamp!!! And your creation is stunning! Great job and thanks so much for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

  9. Wow - what a wonderful piece of work!

    Thanks for inspiring us at SSDS this week! Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  10. Fabulous card! Great take on the V is for Vintage theme. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one for you tomorrow. We hope you will play along again!! :-)
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT
    PS I have a weekly candy on my store's blog if you would like to enter...

  11. Gorgeous card! I lice the monochromatic coloring!
    Hugs, marie

  12. Ann, this is AMAZING! I love, love, love how you've coloured the image. Beautiful, muted, vintagey effect.


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