Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter Y

The latest letter in the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge is Y and as I have finally got out my Christmas stamps in readiness to make a few cards, I have chosen the archaic word for the Christmas season - yuletide.

I brushed Festive Berries Distress Ink over my postcard and then over-stamped using the same ink with a variety of stamps. The main image was stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold sparkly embossing powder and the berries coloured with a bright red Copic marker. I edged the card with part of a pine needle stamp and finished with the dictionary definition which was computer generated.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Ink - Festive Berries, Pine Needles
Embossing powder - Personal Impressions Gold Sparkle
Copic marker
Script - Crafty Individuals CI-058
Tree - Crafty Individuals - CI-257 
Snowflake - Crafty Individuals 
Main image - Crafty Individuals CI-141
Pine needles - maker unknown 
Dictionary definition - computer generated with "Typewriter" font


Elaine said...

Great word to choose and very Christmassy too!!

sally said...

Well done for finding a way to get the season involved!


kaybee said...

Very festive, and a great word to use.

Scrapmate said...

Great choice of word to use and I love the traditional red & gold colours.

Craftyfield said...

This word has the advantage of being topical...Love the red and gold colours, very rich!

WendyK said...

Great page, I please I am not the only one who has just got the Christmas things out.

Crafty Claire said...

Perfect word for this time of year. Great background stamping x

Mickie said...

Lovely card - just learned that the Vikings gave us Yule (Jul) along with blue eyes and red hair!! thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge xx

gardenpinks said...

Love this postcard Maggie, fabulous colours and a touch of richness with the gold embossing. Hope you and yours have a lovely christmas x