Saturday 21 October 2017

Quick & Simple Background Cards

Hi, it's Lindsey here with some inspiration for quick and easy Christmas cards.

I've used the brand new stencils (hot off the press in this week's October release) together with some background block stamps from the September and October releases.

I have 4 cards for you all following the same format but using different stencils or background blocks stamps.

For the stencil backgrounds I used sponge daubers and added more ink in some areas for the different tones.
The sentiment is from the Simply Said Christmas set.
Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots £4.50
Uniko Stencil Wonky Stripes £4.50

For the stamped backgrounds, I opted for heat embossing with the snowflakes and Versamark for a watermark effect with the polka dots.

I’ve used the Wonky Lines Background Block with my Gansai Tambi metallic watercolours for a shimmery die cut tree - need lots of shimmer and glitter for Christmas!



I've used the new Background Blocks stamps: Falling Snowflakes, Wonky Stripes and Scattered Polka Dots.

All the cards were very quick and easy to make, perfect for mass production Christmas cards!

Thanks for visiting today.


  1. Fun cards. Love the backgrounds and the non-traditional colours. Also love how the striped tree turned out.

  2. Great quick cards just what we need at this time of year. TFS. XX

  3. LOVE how you have used the new stencils and Background Block clear stamps Lindsey. You have created a wonderful selection CAS Christmas cards which show the versatility of these stencils and stamps - FAB! The sparkly trees are so eye catching but don't take too much focus from those funky backgrounds. Hugs Bev x

  4. A lovely assortment of Christmas cards, Lindsey! The pretty backgrounds are perfect for your sweet trees!

  5. Lovely cards...Such Beautiful designs!

  6. These are gorgeous cards! So cool too! xxx

  7. These are perfect holiday cards ! Thanks for sharing this idea !


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