Here I decided to go with a non christmassy plain card and decorate with a lot of red (as opposed to using red as the main background colour). For this the main focus is on the various cards I used, rather than the stamp images. It was a good challenge.
I’ve been dying to use one a patterned paper that has snowflakes in various sizes and it is slightly embossed with sparkles. It did wonders covering up half the front. On the plain side of the front I used a striped paper that matched both the background and the paper on the side. Across it I added a red border where I stamped a greeting saying ‘have yourself a merry little Christmas’ and some dots with a silver pen, which covered just the space I was hoping for. The natural next step was to use my usual big snowflake, which I added sparkly glue to, so it would match the thick red border. The stamp was from a small collection pack of Penny Black stamps. It is a fair bit smaller than the stamps I’m used to colouring, but it was a perfect size for this card. Another thing I really liked about it was that it was so easy to match the colours in with the rest of the card.
As the previous Christmas card I made had so much going on inside, I wanted this one toned down a little and mainly went with a striped border, which I decorated using a silver pen. I reused a little of the red and beige patterned paper as well, beneath the stamped greeting and then added another snowflake to bring the theme together. The stamp is from North Star Stamps. On the opposite page I used less borders, and made quite a large and plain greeting area.
The second card closely matches the first as I was very pleased with the outcome of it. However, in order to make it slightly different, I added the red border across the bottom this time, and used a different stamp. The stamp is from the same collection as the one above and was equally quick and easy to colour. I braved adding some green for this one, though.
I made the inside of this card pretty similar to the one above, so I decided it was pointless to add a photo of it.