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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Flowers for Rudolph.

Once more another month has passed and it the 25th again which means it is Rudolph Day at Stamping For Pleasure,  which is where Sarn encourages us to get ahead of the game by making two or more christmas cards each month. Here are my two for this time.

I started off with a sizeable piece of white card that was left after stamping the image that I used in my last blog post.I used Pan Pastels in red green and yellow and applied them randomly to cover the card to create a christmassy coloured background. I then used Versamark ink to stamp this large Chocolate Baroque background stamp one and half times and then embossed with WOW gold embossing powder. I trimmed the whole image close to the edge and wrapped it round with some red linen ribbon and then mounted it onto a square dark green card blank. The
greeting is also from CB and was stamped onto a strip of the coloured card and embossed with the same gold EP. I also used the Versamark ink pad to ink the edges and embossed with the gold.I then attached it over the ribbon with thin foam tape.

For the second one I used the half stamped image and trimmed it tidy and edged it with a gold Krylon pen, and then mounted it onto a piece of dark green card.This time I used an A6 ivory card blank and the same red ribbon. There wasn't any more of the Pan Pastelled!!? card so I used a bit of the dark green matting card for the Joy stamp, another from CB. Again I embossed the word and the edges with gold EP. I also used foam tape again to attach to the card and the added a few green and red gem stones for decoration.

I apologise here if I have missed anyones blog as I have had the same problem with blogger dashboard for the last few days as many others seem to have had. Fortunately  it appears to working OK today.

Thankyou for visiting and for your comments, I really appreciate them.


  1. Such elegant cards, very beautiful.

  2. A beautiful card Jean, the colours are amazing so soft and gentle, both cards are the same but different. I love how the colours pick out different elements of the flowers.


  3. Two very stylish cards, gorgeous rich colours as well.
    Yvonne x

  4. The background paper you created with the pan pastels is stunning! What a wonderful technique!

    You have made two very elegant cards.

  5. These are both stunning! WOW! I love how the gold is shadowed and highlighted here and there! Wonderful cards!

  6. Oh my, I glimpsed these but then just had to go check out the yellow roses first. I LOVE how you did this. I've done the embossing, then the pans, but not tried it the way you did. This is just stunning, and that is a gorgeous stamp to use with this method. You can bet I will be CASing this as it is simply beautiful. Well done...that gold just shimmers. TFS & Hugs

  7. Your designs are breathtaking, Jean, and your execution is so precise and beautiful!! Love these!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Mm agree, Jean, on dashboard we usually just have to patient and they fix the glitches I find after all it is a free service I keep reminding myself :D

    WOW, Jean!! how I love 1. the stamped image .. 2. and used panpastels well done!! love them would have been quicker than ink too.. really love the whole effect. it really yells class, me girl well done! :D

    Must pin it to pinterest.. mind you dont have any Christmas background ones, but iwll put it on my panpastel board... .. Shaz in oz.x PS thanks for popping over.

  9. Wowwee Jean . . . two SUPER inked and embossed cards of gorgeousness here.
    Thanks for playing along.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Both so delicate and yet so vibrant. Very pretty cards.

  11. Clever you to come up with this idea. It has worked beautifully and made two stunning cards. Well done. Kate x

  12. Pretty the colours and design xxx

  13. Gorgeous cold embossing, very classy cards.

    Kath x

  14. Hi Jean

    I can't believe how quickly these Rudolph Days are coming around! Can you?

    Fabulous backgrounds on your cards. Love the colours very much.

    I hope you have had a good week.

    Love Jules xx