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Bumbleberry Papercrafts: Alternative colours for Christmas

Hello there. Today is such an exciting day as this is my first post as part of the Bumbleberry Papercrafts design team! If you have not heard of  Bumbleberry Papercrafts, then they are an online craft store in the UK that stocks a wide variety of American Craft stamps, dies and other goodies! Now for today’s post, I created two cards with the Concord &9th Snowflakes Turnabout stamp set. When it comes to Christmas I’m not a huge lover of the traditional colour scheme of red and green. Therefore, I wanted to create a Christmas card or two with alternative colours that still shows elegance and a sense of occasion that Christmas is known for. So, read on to see how these two cards came together.

Alternative colours for Christmas Card Process overview

Setting up and stamping with the Turnabout stamp :

To start off you need to set up your Concord & 9th Snowflakes turnabout. To do this, line your stamp up over the design on the back of the packaging. On the back side of the stamp, draw the cross seen on the back of the packaging. This will not ruin your stamp. If you are unsure how to do this, check out YouTube – Jennifer McGuire does a good video on this!

Next, create a 6” square template with lines drawn connecting each corner, mimic that of your stamp. Place a piece of Black Liquorice Lawn Fawn cardstock cut to 6” square down on your template in a stamp position with temporary adhesive.

Apply an anti-static bag over the card and stamp in versamark ink. Cover with WOW! Copper embossing powder and heat set. Rotate the cardstock clockwise once in your stamp positioner and stamp once more. Cover in Silver embossing powder and heat set. Repeat this once more to stamp and set in Rose gold embossing powder. 

For the last rotation, instead of heat setting with embossing powder, stamp in versamark ink and use a soft bristle brush to lightly apply perfect pearls over the stop. The powder will stick to the versamark in but will have a different texture compared to embossing powder.

Die cutting and assembling the card:

When you background panel is complete, trim down to a card base size. Cut a circle out of the panel with a circle die and from this circle offcut from the background panel, die cut the Merry Sugar Script die form Birch Press. In addition, die cut another ‘Merry’ from black foam, and apply the card ‘Merry’ on top with Multi-medium Matte adhesive. Apply the background panel to a white card base with a small white border around the edge.

Using pigment in, stamp a few small stars from the Snowflakes Turnabout stamp set into the middle of the circle, before adhering the ‘Merry’ to the front. Finish off with an embossed Christmas sentiment from Simple Winter sentiments – Lawn fawn added onto the card.

For the second card, foam mount the circle ‘merry’ negative die onto a white card panel, adding a few silver stamp stars across the card. Add a stamped ‘Christmas’ sentiment, foaming mounting this on to the card panel. Lastly, foam mount the whole panel onto a white card base.

Alternative colours for Christmas Card photos

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For the original post on how I made this card, head over to the Bumbleberry Papercrafts blog HERE and pick up the items I used.

You can stretch your backgrounds with die cutting and using both the negative and positive parts to create two cards. I hope you enjoyed this card and as inspired you to use alternative colours this Christmas.


Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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