1 December 2017


I guess most of us are counting down the days until Christmas, which is why I have created a special Christmas Menu card using our soon to be released Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle Stax.

I opted for white on white, so that it would fit in with everyones Christmas decor.  The card was made with an A2 top folding card made from MFT Smooth White, then with the largest die in the set I created a shaped card base.
A second, smaller Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle was cut, again from Smooth White card, but this time it was dry embossed with the next die in the set.  This gave the illusion of another layer without the excess weight.

With the aid of a piece of Post-it tape to mask off the base of the top piece of card a spritzed delicate blue background was created with Copic B000 and a Distress Marker Spritzer Tool.

Both the chef and holly were stamped on to Copic suitable card with MFT Hybrid Cement Gray ink and coloured with Copic markers.  Highlights were added with dots of White Gel pen.

Holly: YG61, YG63, R24, R29, W4
Chef: B0000, C00, C0, C1, C2, W2, W4, E70, E71, YG61, YG63, E0000, E000, E40, YR30, E81, E31, R20
Background: B000

The Menu wording was cut from Smooth White card using our Stitched Alphabet, with Copic B0000 and C00 giving an hombre look to the letters.

The lettering was glued on but both Chef and holly were adhered with foam squares, to give added depth to the overall card.
As it's nearly Christmas, a touch of glitter was in order, so dots of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops were added around the Chef.

Many thanks for dropping by, 
I'll be back tomorrow with more from our imminent release.

(NB some links will not work until day of release)


Nandini said...

Wow! Cute concept and fabulous coloring!

Constance.hildebrand56@gmail.com said...

ADOREABLE card and love the little cook! The new shape dies will be fun to add to my collection. Thank you.

Dee said...

The best chef ever! Truly inspired!

Lagene said...

Super CUTE card!

Janet N. said...

Oh, he is the cutest! The expression on his face and those polka dot pants make me laugh 💕

Annette said...

Oh no, please no more, I can't cope!!!!! Amazing colouring, as always. xx

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !thats a great card ! You did an awesome job on coloring the character.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so awesome! I love your coloring on this card!

Andre M. said...

Love the minimal colour palette on this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kleri said...

Fabulous idea and amazing coloring!Thank you for the inspiration!