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Victorian Christmas Glamour

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday here at IndigoBlu. Jenny here reporting for duty with another Christmas card idea for you.

Before I show you the card, let’s start by giving you a ‘heads up’ about the IndigoBlu demos taking place this Saturday 25th October; Maxine Jones will be at Birds in the Barn, Essex; Melanie Torley will be at Beverley Garden Centre, Woodmansey; Sarah Allen will be at Craft World, Hillington; Lisa Winnard will be at Lady Green Garden Centre, Ince Blundell; Cheremane Smith will be at Holland Arms Garden Centre, Anglesey; Elizabeth Robinson will be at Daleside Garden Centre, Hawarden;  and I’ll be making a return visit to Astbury Meadow Garden Centre, Congleton.

And there’s more? Our very own Clare Horner will be running a workshop where you can make your own journal at IndigoBlu’s Retford HQ today. With lots more demos and workshops coming up, head over to the Events Tab on the IndigoBlu website to check out when one of the team will be near you.

Now for that Christmas card…


Victorian Glamour 1


This one combines Christmas images from both releases this year and throws in a less traditional colour scheme for good measure. Truth be told I’d already stamped the Snowflake Lace background with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink but then put it aside for a while.


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Having previously stamped the Teardrop Bauble on black card and the new Holly Berry on white using Chocolate Box Mega Flakes I cut them out and started playing around with a layered design. Simply by colouring the holly berry flourish with Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress Markers it began to tie everything together.


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A little stencilling always helps to add extra layers/detail without affecting the height of the finished card and in this case that was achieved using Pink Iced Gem English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint and the Regal stencil. It also provided the perfect visual guide for lining up the centre of the background.


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Finding that centre meant I could see where to stamp the Holly Berry and Christmas Script 1 (small Seasons Greetings) in black ink. And of course being addicted to paint splatters I used Black Gee-Sso Good! with a little water and a small paint brush to add some to the right side of the card. Some coordinating ribbon strips and a matting layer finished the card off.


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So there’s another spot of inspiration for you as you make a start on cards for the festive season. Need to get your special cards made? Remember, I’m running a one day workshop on 29th November making IndigoBlu Christmas cards so make sure you join me there by booking your space HERE.

That’s all from me for now. Hope you have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to, take care of yourselves.

Jenny xxx

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5 Comments on Victorian Christmas Glamour

  1. A beautiful and delicate card, with novel colours for Christmas. I love the pink ribbon finish!

    Lys | October 25, 2014 at 5:42 pm () ()
  2. I am booked on it – yay! Looking forward to it.

    Your card today is simply stunning, I love the colour tones, the beautiful background and those gorgeous splatters! Anne xx

    Anne R | October 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm () ()
  3. stunning card. wouldn’t have thought of victorian velvet for christmas but it really works xx

    Theresa Pace | October 25, 2014 at 9:27 pm () ()
  4. A really beautiful card –love the gold baubles

    Chrissie x

    chrissiesz | October 26, 2014 at 7:59 am () ()
  5. I really love the muted Victorian Velvet background against those beautiful baubles. Delicious!

    Deborah (rustycage11) | October 26, 2014 at 8:47 am () ()