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Saturday, 4 September 2021

Stampin' Up! Have a Robin - Stampin' for Christmas Blog hop

christmas robin card using stampin up happy holly-days stamp set

stampin for christmas blog hop with zoe tant uk papercraft class tutor

Stampin' Up! have been asked for many years to have a Robin stamp by UK demonstrators and not least me.  At last this year they have a fabulous stamp set called Happy Holly-days and it features this fab fellow.  I couldn't resist it and have used it very simply for this month's Stampin' for Christmas blog hop.  

Welcome to everyone visiting me today and particularly if this is your first visit to my blog.  I hope it's not the last and that you find lots of inspiration for festive cards on this international hop. 

demonstrating masking technique for rubber stamping
For my card I created a mask for the holly by stamping it onto copier paper and cutting it out just on the inside of the outline of the image.  I then used this to mask some of the holly as I stamped it across the card to give the impression of layers of holly. Below you can see the overlap stamping with the mask in place to protect the original stamped image. 

image masking for stamping and card makers
Here the mask has been removed and you can see the double image looking like one holly sprig is behind the other. 

masking technique for rubber stamping card making and scrapbooking

The Robin was originally stamped on the card and then again on another piece of card. It was easier to have the image in place to add the holly and then with the second image fussy cut it out and add onto the stamped Robin.  
I kept the card really simple by stamping in Black Memento ink and just adding Real Red using alcohol marker Stampin' Blends to make the iconic red breast and berries 'pop'. 

I layered the design piece onto a piece of DSP from the new winter catalogue pack called Peaceful Place.  This is a black, grey and silver design pack of papers that you can add any colour to for dramatic effect or just touches like this to frame your focal point.  

Also I'm sure like me you don't like waste anything and so an off cut of ribbon folded and tucked underneath the edge of layers just adds a simple finishing flourish.  

A simple, but eye-catching card for mantlepieces this Christmas. 

Carry on with the hop to see more Christmas card inspiration by clicking on the NEXT button. 

Thanks for popping by and come back soon. Now you're off to see the Crafty Medic. 

Keep safe and keep stamping
Zoe x

stampin for christmas blog hop with zoe tant uk stampin up demo

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stampin up peaceful place patterned papers DSP

stampin up happy holly-days stamp set

Alcohol markers stampin blends real red and more


Crafty Medic said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

dutchess said...

Love it …just a perfect pop of a red breast…hope all is well…take care xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Zoe, love a robin on a Christmas card, and your cas design is wonderful, Kate x

Val Peahen said...

Love your very effective, but plan card. Thank you.

Nigezza Creates said...

Adorable card, I love robins and they always make me think of Christmas and my mum, great bit of masking as well :-)

Nina's Southern Accents said...

Love the masking! Great card!

Laura Mackie Stampin' Up! said...

Lovely Card Zoe,
Thanks for sharing

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast said...

Such a lovely card! Love the adding of just red!!

Liz Yuille - Old Stables Crafts said...

I love this stamp set, but need to ink it up!! OOPS!! Great job. Lx