Saturday, October 8, 2016

An Early Christmas Card

I'm still in the Fall / Halloween card making mode so switching gears to make Christmas cards is confusing, especially since I haven't cleaned off my desk after making Halloween cards yet.

I got this new Marianne Design Pine Tree Branches stamp and wanted to see what it looked like so I stamped it with distress ink but it came out very light.  Then I decided to color right on the stamp with a distress marker and it came out showing every single branch.  I actually can't wait to try this stamp with some embossing powders to see how it works.  It should be beautiful.

For today's card I also used Dee's Distinctively Classic Merry Christmas die.  I needed a big word die to fit between the upper and lower branches and this one worked out great, plus I really like the font on it.

The snowflakes were cut from the Lattice Snowflake die by Sue Wilson.  I adhered some tiny gems to the snowflakes with some Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue since I thought the card needed a little more red on it.

I really like this glue because it has such a fine tip nozzle which allows you to get the smallest dots of glue where you need them, it dries clear and is super strong.

All of these products are available at Ecstasy Crafts.  Did you know Ecstasy Crafts is having a Canadian Thanksgiving Sale?  Everything in the store is 15% off and free shipping on orders over $50.  Offer expires Oct. 11 at Noon (EST).  Use code GOBBLE.

It's a great time to pick up your adhesives, sanding blocks, gilding waxes, as well as dies and stamps.


  1. Gorgeous stamp, Ann! I can see why you fell in love with it! The possibilities have captured my imagination, too! Beautiful SW die! It's a wonderful design! Hugs, de

  2. Beautiful stamping of the branches, I love this idea, and the sentiment does have a lovely font!