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Sunday 17 November 2013

Christmas Cards- Indigo Blu style

I must admit that I've amazed myself this year- barely the third week of November, and my Christmas cards are finished! I haven't usually even settled on a design yet, let alone started.I do two batches, smaller ones for work colleagues etc, and a larger design for family.
 The smaller ones are back a few posts, but this is the family card. You may remember a couple of weeks ago I posted my purchases at the NEC, and amongst them was this stamp from Indigo Blu.

Called Baubles Flourish, its quite a large stamp, the design is 5 1/2" wide, by 5" deep.

I stamped the flourish onto white card with Black Versafine, and then heat embossed with Stardust embossing powder. After all the flourishes were done, I repeated the stamping with a Christmas Greeting.

          I had already cut the black matt layer, so it would fit on my card blank, which is 6x6.

The black layer is roughly 5 1/2" square, and the stamped white layer 5 1/4", so the image goes off the left hand side just a little.

 The image matted onto the black layer with DST.

Red ribbon wrapped across the card front, and the ends stuck down on the back with a little DST, then a small bow added with a glue dot.

Next some acrylic gems were added for a bit of sparkle.

 Green on the bauble centres,clear in the centre of the snowflakes, red ones for the holly berries, and a dark one on the bauble string.

This is the original Indigo Blu version. on display at the NEC.

                                          .......and this is my version of the design

White scalloped card blank, 6x6
Baubles Flourish, Indigo Blu
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Sentiment stamp
Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
Stampendous Stardust embossing powder
Acrylic gems, e-bay
Heat gun
 Pinflair glue gel, or silicone glue for the gems


Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
This is an absolutely stunning card. I was in love with it even before the red ribbon was added. But that little ribbon and some "bling" made the card perfect.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

What a beautiful card! Oh, but aren't you worried your family will come visiting and see them? I must admit, I like your version more than the Indigo Blue one!

I haven't been around with any regularity - I keep thinking that will change but somehow it doesn't.

I'll go back to look at the post about the cards you're giving to co-workers.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is one sexy card! I'd buy it!! Xx

Kyla said...

Lovely card, the red ribbon adds that extra special touch.

Sharon Madson said...

What a wonderful card! I like how you showed your card step by step. Thank you! :)

Winnie said...

Very elegant Shaz! Love the black/white with the touches of red!

gardenpinks said...

Fabulous Christmas cards Shaz, love that stamp and love what you have done with it - very elegant cards!
Lynn x

Rossella said...

Beautiful cards
Rosie x

Debbie Rock said...

This is one of the most perfect Christmas cards Shaz ... very much to my taste and I LOVE Indigo Blu stamps ... haven't even started the 180 cards I need to make yet and am in a right old tizz!!!! Happy Crafting to you. Love Debbie xXx

Sue said...

Gorgeous! I don't have this stamp, but I have a lot of flourishes that I could use to duplicate this on some scale. Love the addition of the gems...

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