Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Stockings

The challenge at TIME OUT this fortnight is all about case-ing Amy Wanford (I love her work!) - and the inspiration card is this:

There are lots of great design elements in this card but I was really drawn to the white on white and the simple greeting. I don't quite know how made the leap in my mind but somehow I thought of Christmas stockings on a fireplace - it might have been the desperation of trying to finish off my Christmas cards :). Here is what I came up with:

I die cut the white panel using a MFT die and I added some Ranger Texture Paste through a brick stencil to create the white-on-white chimney. For the stockings, I covered some cardstock with BeCreative tape and then die cut them with some MFT dies. I used an Exacto knife to cut the designs into the protective layer of the BeCreative so I could pull sections away bit by bit to apply two different colours of glitter - silver and gold. I used some American Craft glitter which is a little bit coarser than the microfine glitter that I usually use but it still worked well. To finish the card, I added a little bit of Lawn Fawn twine which I shaped with some Multi-Medium, and I stamped a Hero Arts greeting in Cup O Joe. I am really happy with how this card turned out - so much so that I may even make another one (which is something I almost never do).

I will link this card to a few places:

  • Time Out Challenge is where I drew the inspiration (they always have great challenges!)
  • Merry Monday - the challenge is to use white, silver, gold, and one other colour - hence the colour choice for my stockings!!
  • Inkspirational has a challenge to use gold (it goes with anything - so true!)
  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to Bling It On - I am not sure that glittery stockings really count as bling but they do in my book ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


  1. LOVE the brick wall and the stocking are BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. I love your idea and the design, so creative and it looks stunning with the colors you chose!

  3. SO pretty!! Love your bricks and stockings!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  4. This card jumped off the screen in the MM gallery--LOVE it!

  5. I can see how you were inspired by Aime's card. And I love how you used the different colours of glitter. Great texture in this card and fab to see you at TIME OUT x

  6. This is fantastic!! I love how you created the brick background and those stocking are just sparkling goodness. So gorgeous and I'm very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

  7. HI Jill...your cards are gorgeous...LOVE the glittery stockings!! You should enter that card in our challenge at as our theme is "the stockings were hung" can find the "current" challenge tab on the right...she moderates all entries so it won't show up right away...hope to see you there!!

    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for the suggestion - I did check out the challenge but unfortunately, my card doesn't meet the criteria of using product that can be purchased in the store. I have kept it bookmarked though.. maybe next time..

  8. This is a terrific card! I love the brick, the glittery stockings, and the curly twine.

  9. Love those glittery stockings! This is super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Your card is so pretty, Jill! I'm loving those glittery stockings by the chimney!

  11. Fantastic card! Those stockings really stand out. Great use of the paste and I like the paper piercing! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna