When faced with a challenge to make a Christmas card using only Indigo Blu stamps, my first thought was "Yippee! An excuse to buy some new stamps!" (As if I needed any encouragement! LOL!). But then I reminded myself that I'm going on holiday shortly, so giving in to my stamp-buying urges was not something I should be doing.
So I got a bit creative and came up with this:
I first stamped onto Indigo Blu's gorgeous white card in Versamark, using the beautiful swirly ends of Indigo Blu's "Juliet" stamp, and embossed in clear WOW! powder. I then ran the card through the Grand Calibur using a snowflake embossing folder. I then blended Distress Ink around the edges of the card to help bring out the snowflake embossing. A quick wipe with a piece of kitchen roll removed the blue ink from the clear embossing to make the swirls really stand out.
I used the same effect on the tree shape (which was just drawn onto white card and cut out by hand). Add a bit of glitter card and sparkly gems - and voila! It feels very weird making Christmas cards when I've still not had my summer holiday. But I guess it's good to get started early and avoid the last-minute panic (which is what happened last year, and I ended up giving some people *shop bought cards*. Oh, the shame!).
So, this card is my submission for the following blog challenges:
Thanks for looking!