Friday, November 25, 2011

JAI 95 - Bah Humbug

Bah Humbug? Well not exactly - lol! But we do have a Christmas challenge with a twist for you this week at Just Add Ink.  Our challenge this week is to make a Christmas card but NO Christmas images allowed, NO traditional Christmas paper allowed! We want you to stamp a Christmas greeting and have some fun with some non traditional stamps. So get your thinking caps on ;) and see what fun ideas you can come up with.  I made a couple of "Bah Humbug" card versions as swaps for the Canberra regionals so I just stepped one up a bit as my offering this week. Here it is.

Just realised that I didn't get around to doing the inside for this one - oops! I'm somewhat distracted at the momment juggling lots of ready by Christmas crafting projects - not to mention the usual everyday business of work and family life. I've enjoyed using some different Christmas colour combos and this is another one I wanted to try - Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Riding Hood Red. My starting point was the idea of a button tree, so I cut myself a rough template, dottoed that down onto my white mat and started stamping buttons :) I used a Christmas sentiment stamped twice to create the trunk of the tree. To dress it up I added a few real buttons, some rhinestones and some star shaped brads, a Old Olive taffeta bow, and lastly to top the tree a glittery star (Boho flower punch). A scalloped border, with piercing detail down the right finishes it all off.

Do check out the other design team members they will all have some wonderful inspiration for you, and then perhaps you can have some fun and see what you come up with!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Button button, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop border punch, 1/2" circle punch, Boho Blossom punch, Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Jewels- rhinestones, Mat pack and piercing tool, Green glitter cardstock (Spotlight), Star Brads (The Paper Mill), Dimensionals, Double sided tape, Dotto, Sticky Strip, Tombow multi


  1. Great idea of making your Christmas tree with a variety of stamps and buttons. Love the bits of bling!

  2. Such clever use of the Button set Kim. Love the non traditional colours you've chosen and all your little 'stepped up' additions. Two sweet!


  3. Such a very cool way to make a tree Kim, love your colour choice and the added spakle...Very pretty!

  4. Kim, I think it is downright AWESOME, how you created the trunk of the Christmas tree!! Cool colours you've used, too.


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