Monday 24 October 2016

Inky Christmas

I have a set of Christmas cards to share today...inspired by these cards by Sandy Allnock. I started by smooshing three different combinations of Distress Inks on to watercolour paper...adding a few layers of ink, allowing each one to dry before adding the next. I cut panels of plain white card just a little smaller than my A6 card blanks, then used various Christmas dies to cut an aperture. I mounted the white panels over the inked paper on 3D foam pads, then attached them to my card blanks. The sentiment stamps are from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.

I made a couple of each design:

Challenges for these cards:


  1. Hi, very beautiful cards. Great inspirations :-)

  2. Such a beautiful set of cards! Thank so much for playing along with us at HLS!

  3. Hello Helen… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely set of 'clean and simple' Christmas cards… they look very stylish.
    Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  4. Beautiful cards! Love the clean and simple look. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

  5. Love your CAS Christmas Cards. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge, best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  6. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT xx
    Tinka's paper wonderlland

  7. Beautiful set of cards! Love how you used the distressed ink on the watercolor paper! Thanks for playing with us at HLS!

  8. Beautiful set of CAS cards and love the image apertures and distress ink backgrounds---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x