Tuesday 29 January 2013

Festive Madison Avenue

Did you see this Christmas card I made with the free Sale-a-bration set Bloomin' Marvellous? I don't know what's got into me but I found myself wondering whether Madison Avenue might be pursuaded to turn festive too... I blame those lovely ladies over at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown! The challenge there this week is to make a festive 'triple time' stamped card so, armed with Madison Avenue, off I went! Here's what happened:

I've been fascinated with the triple stamp card for ages so it was fun to make one. They're ever so easy: you cut three concentric rectangles, stick them together with temporary glue (a tiny bit of Snail adhesive will do it) and stamp your design as if you're stamping on a single piece of card stock; you then separate the rectangles, cut mats for each and re-assemble.

One of the flowers in the Madison Avenue set reminds me of a snowflake, so I stamped three of them in Marina Mist ink around a Christmas greeting and decorated the centres with an icy-looking gem. To add to the snowy feel I filled in the gaps with the splodge stamp from French Foliage using the paler Bashful Blue ink. It's always exciting to combine stamps from different sets!

This beautiful sentiment is part of the Christmas stamp in Delightful Dozen. I coloured the bit I wanted with a marker and used a Stamp-a-majig to position it accurately. Being a CAS kind of a girl I've tried to keep plenty of white space on my card but of course you can make them as detailed as you like!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Madison Avenue (free with Sale-a-bration), French Foliage, Delightful Dozen (sentiment)
Ink: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Card stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Other: Cherry Cobbler marker, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I do apologise for posting a snowy card today - I know quite a lot of us in the UK have had quite enough of snow and ice! The children have even gone off ice cream - and that really is saying something!

See you tomorrow for more crafting fun!


  1. The contrast with the Cherry Cobbler and blues is gorgeous! It makes the sentiment really pop!

  2. Absolutely love it! I think the colours are perfect. I would never have thought to use this set, but it looks great!

    Snow is fast melting here too - I've been listening to dripping sounds all day!

  3. Super card Vicky, I tried this technique for the first time yesterday. Lovely result and I do so agree that the Madison Avenue stamp is very much like a snowflake.

    Send any unwanted ice cream to the Playground - the little horrors will eat it all up in no time!

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Brilliant triple stamped card Vicky. I am LOVING triple stamping at the moment. Like you say, simple to do, but very effective.


  5. Stunning card Vicky. Yes you are right the flower does look like a snowflake. Love the pastel blue and vibrant red.

  6. Another triple stamping card to make me swoon! This technique seems to be very popular at the moment - I must give it a go!

  7. This is just so delicate and with the bold greeting I love it.
    Margaret M

  8. A beautiful snowy card, I love combining stamp sets too but would never have thought to use the splodge stamp that way - totally inspired! Thanks for joining in at 52CCT this week - Jacqueline xx

  9. Blame away, Vicky! It always results in something fabulous, lol!!! LOVE this--the bits of bling really complete this gorgeous and elegant card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  10. Gorgeous Vicky! I never thought of using this stamp as a snowflake...great idea! :) I will be remembering that for the future! ;)
    Lizy xx

  11. Now, if anyone was going to produce a perfect CAS version of triple time stamping I knew it was going to be you Vicky! What a fabulous card! You are a definite queen of CAS and now you're a queen of stamp versatility too LOL! Love the deep red against the frosty blue and white!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT & I hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

  12. Lovely layering and stamping and the stamped sentiment is beautiful how did I miss that one !!!


  13. The flowers make great snowflakes and I love the soft stamping. x

  14. Beautifully done, love that the sentiment has got in on the act! Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT

    Louise x

  15. Absolutely Madson Avenue was wonderful for this Christmas card - how very crafty of you! Love the splodges too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT! So glad we inspired you to make this fabulous card :o)


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