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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Christmas Card Club - Faux Torn Edge Continues

Our fortnightly Christmas Card Club Challenge continues with the theme this week of including sheep, turkeys or camels or indeed a combination.  Rachel chose the theme and you can see her makes and all the other ladies by clicking on Christmas CC at the top of my blog.  There will be a fabulous selection with all different styles so great inspiration.

For me I have to say this was a them I gulped at as my first thought was I don't have any of these creatures in my stamp stash, but them I remembered this sweet little lamb who I found I couldn't part with when it retired.  I've also used Night in Bethlehem Stampin Up set from the current annual catalogue to create some depth with the buildings in the background and the important star.  I used the faux torn edge technique in a similar way to my previous post to create the ground the lamb stands on and the sky I sponged using Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Night of Navy ink building up from light to dark and have left almost white space in the centre for the light from the star.   The sentiment and star are simply heat embossed in silver.  The words are from Merry Christmas to All which is an awesome Christmas sentiment set in the Stampin Up winter 2018 catalogue with a coordinating die set. You can mix and match words and die cuts to create the perfect sentiment of choice or use like me one of the short messages included.  

 This shows how I used a piece of torn paper to sponge the ground.
Here I used the other half of the torn paper to mask the ground in order to sponge the sky. 

To be sure that the buildings were solid colour I used my Stamparatus to enable me to stamp the image on itself several times to get total ink coverage.  

The lamb himself, is stamped with black memento ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends. I used light and dark Smokey Slate, Black and Petal Pink light to give a little colour to the inside of his ears and define his cheeks.

Happy Sunday All

Zoe x

All products except for the lamb who is retired are available in my Stampin' Up! Shop. 


  1. HI Zoe, thats a lovely sweet lamb! I don't have anything for this theme, I'm afraid. Love how you put the card together, the colours are fab. Hugs, Shaz X

  2. A super card and gorgeous scene Zoe, your little sheep stamp looks so cute.

  3. What a great fun image it and your scene....hope the weekend is good xxxx

  4. Amazing colors, beautiful inking, and what a sweet little sheep!

  5. The sheep is just adorable, and I love the city silhouette you've created against this sponged sky. What amazing depth of color and it shows off the gleam of the silver star beautifully. Thanks for showing the pictures of the torn edges, as it created a nice grounding for the little sheep. I always forget about doing that, and it looks much better than a straight 'grounding'. TFS

  6. Absolutely fabulous card Zoe, I love the little lamb, and your inking is brilliant, super scene, Kate x

  7. This is so sweet, Zoe. I love the way you did the hills. I will give this a try! It has a realistic look.
    Your sheep is a sweetie and that Bethlehem village die is fabulous.

  8. Hi Zoe
    Really cute Image... loving your background to...
    Hugs Sylvie x

  9. So cute . Just love this card. Hugs Mrs A.


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