Silent Night – Easy Inky Christmas Cards

Morning everyone

I hope you are all well on this fine 1st day of October.

Isn’t this year flying by!

Today I would like to share a Christmas Card design that I thought I would use this year.   After making up a few Christmas Card samples, this is the one I think I am going to use because it is easy to do in batches and really quick and easy stamping.

Card 1

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The main background was created by patting some Distress Inks on an acrylic block and then spritzing it with water.  I then took a piece of card and swished it around in the ink mixture.

Card 2

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Once the background pieces were dry, I stamped the images using Distress Inks.
On the second card I made a little mask and added some more Ink, using a sponge, to create darker shading on the sand dunes, just below the camel’s feet.

To finish the toppers off and to fix the ink I gave them a quick spray of fixative which also brings back the glossy finish to the card.

Crafty Individuals Christmas Stamps Used:

Three Kings of Christmas CI 270 –  There are two different sizes of kings in this set. For the cards above I used the larger of the two.
Festively Curly Words CI 446

Just to share, the “Festively Curly Words” emboss beautifully and look great in gold or silver. They also look fab just on their own for a simple card.

Thank you for looking

Take care,

Flo x

18 Comments

  1. Sandra

    Two gorgeous cards Flo and I really like the colour combination on the first one. I love the background you’ve achieved by using Distress inks and spritzing onto the acrylic block. It’s always difficult to choose what design to use on our Christmas cards but you’ve made a great choice. Enjoy your weekend, Sandra X

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  2. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven

    These are gorgeous Florence, I absolutely adore the backgrounds and gorgeous stamps.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sylvia, I some times buy stamps and think “oh that’s lovely” and it sits in the box for a while and then all of a sudden I use it all of the time! lol!
      Flo x

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  3. Sylvia Yeomanson

    Love your silent night cards. I bought this stamp a few years ago but have yet to use it.

    Please could you tell me on your second card did you paint in some of the pattern on the kings robes or was this the background showing through?

    Thanks

    Sylvia

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sylvia, Thank you for calling in. The first card (the green and yellow one) I added some extra yellow to the robes but the second one (the pink and orange) is just the background colours showing through. The robes do have patterns on them as part of the stamp. Do you have a blog? I can then link your name back to it.
      Take care, Flo x

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  4. thecobweboriumemporium

    Ohhhh FLORENCE!!! You have excelled yourself in this one!
    They’re both fabulous, but my favourite is the blue, golden yellow and touches of greens card. I’d buy that in a heartbeat.

    Even the font for the sentiment is perfection.

    You have such a natural talent Flo, and it’s 100% in evidence in these cards. A card artist – truly.
    Love you and your art, to pieces!~ Cobs. x

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    1. Florence

      Hi Gerrina, Thank you. I purchased this stamp many moons ago to make Christmas cards for Spanish friends. Over here we have the festivities with our friends from Germany on the 1st December and then it is Christmas Eve celebrations on the 24th. 25th and 26th with our English friends and then the 3 kings bring the gifts on the 6th January. In between all of this is New Years. One big long celebration!! lol! I think maybe the 3 kings are more of a tradition over here in Spain. In the village the 3 kings go around on tractor and trailer throwing sweeties to the children and anyone else who is around. Lots of fun.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend, Flo xx

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