Let’s welcome Jane to the party – it’s Jane Beljo the creative talent behind Jane’s Doodles. Perhaps you’ll also recognize Jane’s name from our recent Masterclass feature on using moulds for creating polymer clay embellishments (See Papercraft inspirations issue 90 for great ideas!) But did you know too that Jane designs her own digital stamp images (available from Claudia & Company) and even her own new line of clear stamps, Jane’s Doodles.
“When I heard Papercraft inspirations would be throwing a Christmas party, I couldn’t wait to join the fun! My card uses a stamp from my new ‘Party Time’ stamps set. It’s not strictly for Christmas, but I hope I’ve inspired you to look at your stamps to see what festive designs you can create from non-Christmassy products,” Jane says. Find more inspiration from Jane’s Doodles at the Jane’s Doodles blog.
Jane’s Doodles ‘Party Time’ clear stamp set
Embossing folder – try a Christmassy design, like the snowflakes Textured Impressions folder by Sizzix, ‘Happy Holly’ from Craft Concepts or Cuttlebug ‘Stars’
Distress Ink ink pad – ‘Tea Dye’
Ink blending tool
Memento ink pad – ‘Tuxedo Black’
Assorted patterned papers
See how easy it easy to make Jane’s card
Score and fold a card blank from cream card. Emboss the front with a festive all-over pattern – look for designs like snowflakes, baubles, stars and poinsettias for a textured Christmassy background. Gently blend ink over the surface with Tea Dye Distress Ink to bring out the texture.
Stamp the pile of presents in black ink onto a piece of cream card and ink the edges with more Distress Ink. Add a machine stitched border for interest.
Stamp the same design again onto different patterned papers and trim out each present to layer them up onto your main present pile. You won’t need to cut out the top bow – that delicate element is ready-stamped onto your base panel, and the patterns look like fun Christmas wrapping papers. Tip: it’s a super way to use up scraps of paper. You can even ink the edges of each cut-out present shape and shading with markers for extra depth, before you stick each one down.
Decorate the present panel with a gem to the top bow and by adding a sticker and twine bow. Then fix it centrally to your embossed card front.