Blue Christmas

The Blue Hour happens between night and day and is especially prominent when it’s snow out as it makes it even bluer. This reminds me of Christmas and I had to make some blue Christmas cards this year. Although this shade of blue is light, it still reminds me of the blue looking slow. Sadly the little snow we’ve had so far this year has been rained away the past couple of days. Hopefully there will be another major snowfall or two before Christmas!

I have also finally made a little time to make more cards; I made a pair over the weekend and I have just started on another which I hope to finish this week. If not, then on Monday after my last exam. (I’ll be so glad to be done with them.) They will both be posted next week.

Christmas - Pile of Presents     Christmas - Deck the Halls

As mentioned, the inspiration for these two cards was merely the colour blue and snow. I decided on a blue background colour and used a large piece of a snowflake and baubles patterned paper on the front. (There are also white snowflakes in the background which can be hard to spot in the photos.) To break the two apart, I went with a scalloped silver edge between the two. To keep the silver going, I used silver coloured pearls on the blue part of the card. It is a fairly simple front, without a lot of thingamabobs because I think the patterned paper does a great job on its own.

The stamp I used is James Bear – Pile of Presents from Lili of the Valley. I love this adorable stamp and I am vert, very pleased with how the shading turned out! The blue distressed edge around the stamped image was a must!

Christmas - Pile of Presents

Inside the card I used a snowflake paper to border half of the left side. The other half of the left side I used a text stamp from North Star Stamps, with a Christmas greeting in Norwegian. (I will have to purchase some English greeting ones soon…) I am so glad the ink doesn’t bleed on the plain card. It’s great not having to use the bleed free card underneath, but just let it sit on a coloured background. A huge snowflake makes the border between the two parts less hard.

On the right side of the card, the greeting area was made with a scalloped silver border. The actual greeting area has a swirly stamp which I’ve lined with blue (as the only ink I had to stamps at the time was a black one). I’ve also distressed the edge with blue.

Christmas - Pile of Presents, inside

Apart from stamped image motif and the location of it, this front closely matches the card above. James Bear – Deck the Halls from Lili of the Valley. Wrapped in tinsel, holding baubles with a star on his head; (aawww) isn’t he adorable!?! It is definitely one of my favourites.

Christmas - Deck the Halls

The inside of the second card matches the one above, with the greeting area bordered slightly differently.

Christmas - Deck the Halls, inside

These two cards might be the closest matching pair of cards I’ve made so far, with mainly just a different teddy bear stamp (which is still within the same range). Why change something you like, right? 😉

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