Swaps for Milton Keynes 2018 “Christmas Card”

Traditional Christmas Card for the Swapping 

Here’s the first of my swaps for Milton Keynes event. Hop back over the next few days for the other two.

The category is a Card for Christmas.

I decided to do a very traditional card.  Well in my book Christmas a traditional card is all about snow, reindeer, fir trees, sparkle and glitter.   Red, green and white are my favourite traditional colours and a clear and simple goodwill message needs to be included. I love using Seasons Greetings. A simple greeting appropriate for non Christian friends too. Throw it all in and hey presto it’s this little card.



I hope you agree I’ve cracked it with this one. It’s so easy now I have a Stamparatus that this may even become the Business card this year.

I start with the distant snow capped mountains against an inky Night of Navy sky created using sponge daubers ink and torn off bits of paper to mask and sculpt the landscape. You can’t see it sadly in the photos but trust me the ” Wink of Stella” adds a lovely sparkle to the snowy tops. ” Lovely as a Tree ” the ultimate Christmas scene go to stamp set creates a wonderful woodland scene for the midground. I stamped from either side and added a centrally placed second step stamp to give the fainter looking trees creating a feeling of depth.


A simply placed Seasons Greetings from the Snowman Set  easily placed centred and levelled by using the Staparatus. I love this new best friend tool.

Again using the Stamparatus and a template I easily managed to stamp and die cut multiple reindeer. I placed him on using dimensionals just to give the feeling of foreground adding further depth to the scene.



There you go mounted simply on a piece of Whisper White Card then onto a Real Red card base for a lovely finish.  I have to admit time was limited so I didn’t stamp an inner sheet but had I more time I think a Whisper white inner with a couple of the tiny floral from the Dashing Deer set would have been rather lovely.


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