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Love the classic look at Christmas? Then this selection of digi stamps is sure to bring you endless joy. Courtesy of our pals at Crafter’s Companion, expect poinsettias, mistletoe, wreaths, stockings, and a handy mix of sentiments to finish off your cards. Pair them with a traditional colour palette and you can’t go wrong.
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For most of the cards opposite, Kitty Day has opted for the traditional red and green palette, but don’t feel as if you need to stick with these two colours. Kitty has also used a frosty blue scheme, subtle lilacs, and a pretty in pink look which all work perfectly well with the classic style of these digi stamps. Just make sure you don’t go overboard – we recommend sticking to two coordinating colours or utilising different shades of the same colour for cohesive results.
As you can see, these digi stamps are incredibly detailed which is brilliant for practising colouring and shading techniques. Kitty has used her trusty set of alcohol markers for this, applying more pressure for deeper hues and a lighter pressure for subtle colour. But what’s her secret for the finer details? If you look closely, she has applied Nuvo Glitter Drops to some areas such as the flower centres and bows. You only need the tiniest amount for subtle sparkling effects.
The larger digi stamps will be the main focus of your card, but how do you make the smaller motifs the star of the show? Kitty has cleverly used a trio of mini digi stamps on her ‘Have a cosy Christmas’ card opposite, fixing each one onto scalloped circular die-cuts with 3D foam pads. Arrange them together onto the card front and you’ve got yourself a striking greeting. The shapes draw your eye to the motifs and 3D foam pads help with dimension.
YOU WILL NEED:
Crafter’s Companion Traditional Christmas Digi Stamps
Dies: Time For Tea Designs Simple Circles; stitched circles; scallop circles
Ink pads: Ranger Distress Oxide, various colours
Cardstock: various colours, glitter, kraft
Nuvo Glitter Drops
Embellishments: ribbon, lace, gems, pearls
Adhesives: 3D foam pads, glue
Layer red patterned paper onto red card, then mount onto a white blank. Die cut three scallop-edged circles from red and three basic circles from white. Layer together and fix to the card with 3D foam pads. Print out the stocking, poinsettia and present digi stamps, colour in and cut out. Add one onto each circle. Mount a strip of kraft card onto red and glue along the bottom of the card. Print out a sentiment and matt onto red, then fix with 3D foam pads. Add three gems to finish.
Lightly blend pink distress oxide ink onto white card and matt onto a white blank. Add a strip of stripy paper across the bottom and a thin strip of pink card just above. Print out the mistletoe digi stamp and colour in. Cut out and attach to the centre of the card with 3D foam pads. Print out a sentiment, layer onto grey and secure with 3D foam pads.
Layer various patterned papers onto beige card and mount onto a white blank. Run lace and ribbon across the middle. Print out a large digi stamp and colour in. Matt onto gold glitter card, then beige card. Attach to the card front with 3D foam pads, extending the top edge. Print out a sentiment onto, layer onto beige card and fix with 3D foam pads.
Magic Of Christmas
Layer red patterned paper onto kraft card, then layer onto a white blank. Cut a strip of patterned paper, layer onto red and run along the middle of the card. Add lace and ribbon, then a bow on the left. Print out the car digi stamp and colour in. Trim and layer onto kraft card, then red. Fix to the greeting with 3D foam pads. Print out a sentiment onto white, mount onto kraft card and secure. Embellish the snow with glitter glue.
Layer various patterned papers and silver glitter card onto a white blank. Die cut a scalloped border from silver glitter card and glue towards the bottom. Print out the large foliage digi stamp onto white and colour in. Matt onto blue and fix to the card with 3D foam pads. Print out a sentiment onto white and layer onto blue card. Secure to the bottom with 3D foam pads. Add a gem in each corner.
Mount lilac patterned paper onto purple card, then layer onto a white blank. Print out the large bauble digi stamp and colour in. Matt onto purple and purple glitter card, then fix to the card with 3D foam pads. Add a gem in each corner of the topper. Print a sentiment onto white, mount onto purple card and add to the greeting.
Create a white circular blank using a circle die. Cover the front with tartan paper. Print out the wreath digi stamp and die cut into a stitched circle. Colour in the motif and layer onto gold glitter card. Add lace across the middle of the card and glue the topper on top. Print out the bow digi stamp, colour in and cut out. Fix to the bottom of the card. Print out a sentiment, layer onto gold glitter card and secure to the greeting.
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