Today’s mail brought these two lovely stamped Christmas cards from the CST stamp exchange.
The elegant top card features hanging balls or ornaments stamped in navy ink on a light beige card stock. The beige is matted on a slightly darker brown card stock, which in turn is bordered with a silver frame.
The card itself has a solid navy card stock on top and a light brown card stock with tiny navy triangles as a border.
The sender, Christal Dueck, included a note saying the border stencil is by Creatis.
“Seasons Greetings is a silver sticker along the right-hand side. The card’s inside is beautifully and simply stamped with the word Peace.
The second card, equally lovely, was a bit of a mystery to me. That is, it was a mystery in that didn’t know if the background paper came with the subtle shading or if the card maker colored the paper.
The card creator, Dianne King from Montreal, kindly shared the secret: “I used smooth, white card stock and with a sponge built up layers of different blue dye inks, beginning with the lightest shade. If I recall, the image itself was colored with alcohol markers and then I added some Twinkling H2Os to give it a bit of a shimmer,” she wrote.
Tastefully applied glitter also appears here and there.
Tiny silver snowflakes, which I believe are stickers, enhance the card further, and a delicate band of gold highlights the layers. “Celebrate the Season” is stamped inside.
Thanks, ladies. These two stamped Chrismas cards are simply lovely.
It’s such fun knowing the mail carrier is bringing these lovely, hand made holiday cards instead of the usual collection of bills and junk mail.