Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Traditional Christmas - Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop

What does traditional Christmas mean to you?

For me it is the colours red, green white and either gold or silver, images of holly or mistletoe, music - Christmas carols plus friends, family and food.

Today for the Freshly Brewed Projects blog hop we are treating you to some traditional Christmas cards and I've chosen to use images from the 

Happy Holly-Days stamp set 

Merry Melody Embossing folder

Seasonal Swirls dies


I wanted to keep the card quite simple and that usually means a lot of white, but I love texture and shape so I decided to layer up a few elements.

I coloured the bird with my Stampin' Blends after stamping the image in Memento Black. The Blends are great for quick colouring and give such beautiful coverage and shading in the images. I've listed the colours I used in the products list below.

The bird image was fussy cut and arranged over the front of gold foil and Mossy Meadow swirls from the Seasonal Swirls Dies. I often use the Color Lifter Blend to create highlights  and you can use it to create a visual texture too.

Layering of images is so much fun and gives you the option to rearrange elements until you find the perfect composition. 

HINT: Gently spritz the paper to be embossed, particularly if using a 3D embossing folder. For Christmas I add a little shimmer paint to the spritz for a lovely happy glow!

Here is the finished card. This simple layout can be used with so many different elements, so give it a try with some stamps you have, or if you want to recreate this card, you are welcome to purchase the products from the list below - just click on the image and it will take you to my on-line shop.

Let's take a look at what the other crew have for you today. Just follow along by selecting the name to see what Traditional Christmas means to each of us.

·       Narelle Fasulo

·       Michele Miller

·       Ann Craig

·       Jeanne Moss

·       Jessie Holton

·       Leonie Schroder

Product List

If you would like to purchase any of the products I've used you are welcome to contact me or go to my On-line store by clicking on the items you are interested in.


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Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you found something to inspire your creativity. Let me know you have visited by leaving a comment. I would love to hear what you think about my craft projects.
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