Trimming the Town Christmas Card!

Tuesday 29 September 2020 Bridgwater, UK

I've created this Christmas card using the Trimming the Town patterned paper from Stampin' Up for the background! 

There is such a lovely mix of patterns in this pack of designer series paper!

The Coming Home Stamp Set and Home Together dies are the perfect bundle to use with your collection of Stampin' Blends. 

If you've never used alcohol markers before, this would be a great place to start your Stampin' Blends experience. Each pack of Stampin' Blends contains a light and a dark pen that blend together beautifully. The images within the Coming Home stamp set are ideal to colour - you can really work on your blending skills before taking on more complex images.  

I posted on my Facebook page recently that I personally find colouring therapeutic. 

My crafting style at home is usually quite chaotic and I get in a mess quite quickly as I'm grabbing different products to use as my ideas are flowing. Sometimes just to sit down at my desk and have nothing but stamped images and my collection of Stampin' Blends is very calming. 

For the ultimate colour coordination, the colours I've selected for colouring with are taken from the patterned paper I chose for the background.

I used my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker and my Stampin' Blends in Pool Party and Old Olive (plus Crumb Cake - which is not in the DSP).

The sentiment I've used is from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set and I've stamped it in Early Espresso Ink!

I've also used the Subtles Embossing Folder on the patterned paper to add texture to my card - it's always so difficult to capture this in photography but I think you can just about see it above.

So here's something unusual - have you seen the Gold Shimmer Ribbon in the catalogue? No?

Well, that's because it's not in there! I'm not sure why and whether it was missed accidentally? (and before you wonder - no, it's not in the clearance rack!)

You can however find it here in the UK online shop! I'm so glad I found it as I needed a lovely golden ribbon in my stash.

Have a wonderful day and come back on 1st October when I'm taking part in spooktacular Halloween Blog Hop!

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