Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Blueprint Xmas by Amanda Southern

Hi everyone
I have a couple more Christmas cards for you today, mainly as I am a bit against the clock in getting some made. I really admire those of you that make them well in advance, unfortunately I am not one of those people.

How I made them:-

Whenever I need a quick background my go to is one of my Gelli Plates and for these cards I used the 4” round Gelli Plate. I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints on them and to get the imprint of the snowflakes I pressed a snowflake embossing folder into the paint prior to pulling the print. You can do this with any patterned embossing folders and achieve some interesting results. Once I was happy with the pulled print and the paint was dry I stamped the Blueprint stamps.
To the snowflake I added DecoArt Liquid Glass so it really looks icy, unfortunately the photo doesn’t really show the effect. I have added a blue adhesive gem to the centre and added the stamped word “Snow”.

To the Snowman I just added a little colour with Spectrum Noir pencils as they cover brilliantly over acrylic paint.

What I used:-


Snowflake Embossing Folder (any would achieve a similar effect)
Card Blanks (6” & 7”)
Thanks and I’ll see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X


  1. These are fab little designs Amanda, just what we need with the horrendous cost of postage!
    Alison xxx

  2. Loving these, especially the icy snowflake,very classy cards ;)
    Donna xxx

  3. These are smashing and great tip about the embossing folders

  4. Great CAS design, and I love the effect of the embossing folder prints.
    Alison x

  5. Just gorgeous Amanda and a very inspirational idea too. Now where did I put my blueprints!
    Fliss xx

  6. Ohhhhh wow - so cute and yet so elegant too Amanda. Really adore these cards! j.

  7. So love these - the snowflake design used on the Gelli print shines through and acts as a fabulous background for both cards.


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