Paperbag Christmas Card

This card is one of my favorites this year, besides the big A Capella angel stamp which I also used excessively. The Paperbag Studios stamp once more shows an incredible versatility which I really love about the stamps from that company. The star stamp is quite dear to me as well: My sister-in-law brought it back to me from her stay in Sydney, Australia, and I really like this image a lot. The scaloped square was made using gold-colored oil pastels and watercolor on watercolor paper.



This is another entry for the challenge this week at Wednesday Stamper. The paper is painted and treated with the Xyron X2 glue tool. I bought this once and while I found that it was not working at all well as a glue applicator, one can make great backgrounds using metallic foil on it 🙂

The sunrays have received all kinds of embellishments, sequins, pearls, nailheads, rhinestones. Border is black German scrap.



Great theme for this week at Wednesday Stampers! I love embellishments, all kinds of embellishments! Especially, I like pearls, sequins, rhinestones, German scrap, flowers, metals, natural materials, etc.; But mostly I like to make my own embellishments using scraps of hand-decorated papers, vellum or other nice materials, for small co-ordinating punchouts, free-cut forms or strips to weave into a border – See an example with some of these uses here. I own a Spellbinders Wizard and use it to create die-cuts and emboss them for embellishment, like in my Leo card. Fibers – not so much. Ribbons: I love them in other people’s artwork, but do not use them myself a lot.

For my entry this week, I used German scrap and tiny purple nailheads of 3 mm diameter. They are originally made for ironing on, but I just glue them on.


I also like the possibilities bottle caps can offer. The one on the schoolboy card has a handmade heart in it which was made by passing a textured (dotted) Ikea shelf liner piece through my Wizard and then sanded for creating some distressing.

More B&W

OK, OK, I will not tell you that this was already made beforehand for a Stamper’s Sampler challenge for which the procrastinator in me had never put her act together and actually submitted it. And because you don’t know (and I already have created my new entry), I will just share it with you for this week’s Wednesday Stamper. Stamps are A stamp in the hand (large face) and Hero arts (all others).


With that same face stamp and a homemade B&W paste paper I also have created another entry. Have I already told you that I love paste paper?