Sunday, 21 February 2021

Christmas Sweater

 


As soon as I saw this pack of Christmas Sweater Stamps at Kate Hadfield Designs I was inspired to make a shaped card. The only thing was...... which design to choose? As you can see from the preview image below there are so many fabulous designs. You can choose to buy the stamps to colour, pre coloured ones or there is a specially priced bundle with both sets together.



For this card I chose the Christmas pudding stamp as I wanted to embellish it with glitter and beads. In the set you get each image and there is one with a more bold outline which is particularly good for printing out as a larger size. I sized it to around 6" square. I also did a second one the same and covered the pudding with a white rectangle. Inside this I added the text for the sentiment inside the card. After I printed it out I thought I could also have flipped this so it could be the outside back of the card. That is an idea for next time as I am sure I will be using more of these stamps.


I have coloured the bulk of the image using Promarkers. Even working on a very large area they give a really smooth finish. The green would have looked awful if it was streaky.

I used a Spectrum Noir glitter marker to add spots of 'fruit' to the Christmas pudding and coloured the holly, berries and sauce. I knew I would be covering them with glitter glue but also like to colour underneath so it gives better coverage.

Both the layers of the stamp were then added to a thicker card for the base to make a stronger card. Alcohol pens soak through the card so this covers the back of your colouring. Neat cutting around the bold outlines with my small blade Fiskars scissors produced neat images. I used a black marker to run around the outside of the shapes. To stick the layers together I scored around the curve on the jumper to allow it to bend and used some very strong red line double sided tape to hinge at the top.


Now it came to adding the bling! I could only add one full gem 'berry' so used red stickles glitter glue for the other two. The green one was used for the holly and I used a frosted lace one for the sauce on the pudding. It is sparkly but subtle so it looks more like a silky sauce.... almost good enough to eat. I used glossy accents to add the black beads. You can see in the photo below how it opens and stands and just how much dimension the beads add.

I really loved making this. Kate's designs are so much fun to work with and there are so many fabulous items in the store. I love making cards and colouring so the stamps are my faves. There are coloured images, papers, doodles and you are only limited by your creativity. 

There are oodles of freebies in the store too. Simply sign up to the Newsletter in the Doodle Den and your will be given access to so many resources. There is a gallery full of projects by the Creative Team and customers and so much inspiration for crafter and teachers. I would highly recommend you pop over there and join in the fun.




Card Details -


Size - 6” high

Digital Image - Christmas Sweaters Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter glue, gem, beads



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


35 comments:

  1. Fantastic card and design, I just love your jumper. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx
    craftycard-designs.co.uk

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  2. Hi Mandy. This is the cutest card. Great coloring. Looks like a real sweater. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

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  3. So adorable and fabulous fun Mandy, love it..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! Fab coloring and really like how you made it into a shaped card, brilliant Mandy. So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

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  5. Oh golly this is brilliant, what a great jumper. I love the colours you have gone for too. The sparkle on the pudding is ace. Thank You for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs, Love Hazel x

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  6. A really super fun image and shape of card. Thank you for joinin our Anything goes with a number challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  7. A sweet and fun creation, many thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes/add a number option' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  8. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional use Gold challenge.

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  9. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Anything Goes" Challenge with your sweater shaped card, a fun creation..

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  10. Thankyou for sharing this fabulously fun card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  11. Fantastic card Mandy. It looks so good. Thank you for showing this to us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  12. This is such a delightful card with the cute sweater and I love that it is decorated inside. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

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  13. This is fantastic Mandy! I love that you didn't just stop with the card front. wonderful colouring and design, and always a pleasure reading through your process. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!
    Linda

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  14. Hi Mandy, I've been seeing this fab sweater and your monsters all over the challenge blogs. Made me remember I belong to Doodle Den, thanks for the remind! Great card! xoxo

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  15. I love these sweater images and you have colored it perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!
    Rachelle DT : )

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  16. Es muy bonita la tarjeta!
    Gracias por unirte a The Corrosive Challenge (DT)

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  17. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  18. So cool! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

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  19. A fabulous, fun card. Really nice for a different shape card for Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  20. A great card Mandy. Another brilliant set of designs from Kate.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  21. What a great, fun Christmas card.

    Thanks for joining us again.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  22. OOOO fab card Mandy and great take on our challenge gorgeous :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight. Hugs Jane xxxx

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  23. Great idea, love that. Thank you for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

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  24. Hi Mandy, this is a great stamp and fabulous shaped card Very clever. Thanks for sharing with us at IAAS this time. I really loved this. Hugs Christine DT x

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  25. This card is pure genius!!! You did a wonderful job with every single aspect
    This is Brian with Penny's :) Thank you so much for entering our challenge!

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  26. What a fun card! I saw it when I was linking up to one of the challenges! I made some cute sweater cards in December with a template but this stamp set is just adorable! Nice job!

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  27. Interesting shaped card, love the design makes a great christmas card
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  28. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

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  29. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  30. Fabulous jumper card!

    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    DT Val x

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  31. Fabulous card, I just love the christmas pudding!
    Thanks for your entry at scrapping4funchallenges.

    Manal DT

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  32. Such a pretty design!
    Hugs Mary

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  33. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 8 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

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  34. What a great card. thank you for joining in at CCCC. Sarah DT

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