Wednesday 5 November 2008

Meet Joel

I've actually started my Christmas cards early this year (usually I start preparing around about Xmas Eve, so I'm allowed to be a little bit pleased with myself). I've been playing with this new stamp from the Toodles and Binks range, exclusive to Stamp Galaxy . His name's Joel and I’ve made a couple of cards with him to share with you. He’s painted with Twinkling H20’s with a little bit of glitter added for Christmassy sparkle. I coloured over his eyes with an Inkessential white pen and black Glaze pen to really bring them out.

On the red and green card: I’ve stamped the background paper with a swirl stamp (Basic Grey Winterland) in both red and gold to add a bit of depth. I layered my paper with a die cut scalloped circle which I embossed using Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder, a strip of stripy paper and a length of lace. Before adding Joel to the card, I stamped the edge of the panel with the swirl stamp again as a finishing touch. The papers and greeting stamp are both from Papermania.

On the blue card: I masked Joel and stamped a circle background stamp (PaperArtsy Mini) over the top to look like snow. I left a void at the bottom where I added Snow Writer and glitter glue, inked over with Brilliance Ink to look a bit like a mound of snow. The ‘Let it Snow’ greeting stamp is by Autumn Leaves and the paper is Basic Grey Blitzen range. The snowflake is a Heidi Swapp ghost shape which is covered with blue glitter glue on the reverse. The little pebbles are called Zoomz ,also from Stamp Galaxy. These are a great value buy and make a lovely alternative to gemstones.

I hope you like them :0)

Thank you all for the warm welcome to blogland. Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's post for a chance to win some candy!

See you soon,
Katy x


  1. Gorgeous cards, and LOVE the new blog!


  2. Aww,these are gorgeous,luv the lace on the 1st one :o)x

  3. it never ceases to amaze me how the same rubber stamp can be used to create 2 totally different cards, thanks for sharing these lovely cards

  4. awww, he's so cute !! love your cards, especially the blue one
    isa xx

  5. Adorable cards fabulous colours and images ,xxx

  6. These cards are beautiful Katy and i love this stamp! Linda

  7. What a great reindeer name - he is adorable and the cards are great - love the blog!

  8. So nice to see you blogging along with the rest of us Katy. Great cards . I love reindeer.


  9. Stunning the papers/colour themes...and the masking idea for the snowfall...I too have this stamp but have yet to play...hopefully tomorrow!! xx