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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Christmas Journey

It is theme week at Less Is More and the theme is Silhouettes. My first thought was to use one of my Lavinia stamps as they are mostly silhouettes, but then I found this stamp which might be a Lavinia one,  I'm really not sure as it was given to me a long time ago by my sister who found that she had two the same, and I decided to make another Christmas card. I first stamped the image onto a white
card with black ink, then I cut a scalloped circle from a piece of paper
with a nestie die and used it, with the base masked off, as a stencil to add the colour through. I used antique Linen and Stormy Sky Distress inks for  the colour, and then stamped the scripture quote underneath. I stamped a star above with Versamark and embossed with WOW Gold Glitter EP, and added a tiny yellow gem stone to the centre.
Thankyou all for your lovely comments, I appreciate them all.


  1. This is a stunner, Jean - it's really beautiful. The sponged colour looks good in that shape and the star is perfect. I love traditional cards at Christmas x

  2. Lovely card Jean. I really like silhouetes. I've just checked my stamp and you were right, it is by Lavinia. I likie the star too. Kate x

  3. This looks really serene Jean.
    Lovely card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Gorgeous card, the perfect message of Christmas. Yvonne x

  5. Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
    thank you so much
    Diva LIM