Sunday, 1 July 2018

Christmas Stockings at Sparkles Christmas

With each new month comes a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas, and this month our theme is Christmas Stockings.

I wanted to create the look of a stocking hanging on a fireplace wall, so I stencilled a brickwork effect onto the inside back of my card, then drew a stocking shape to fill the front of the card, ruling across about an inch from the top to create the mantlepiece and keeping the bottom of the sole flatt-ish to help the card stand.

When I was happy with the shape, I cut away the white card from the side and used my card front as a template to cut the stocking shape from green card, extending the top of the stocking to where I wanted it to end on the card. I then cut a narrow strip of white card just a touch wider than the stocking to make a "cuff".

I ran the green through a knitting effect embossing folder and the white through a swirly one. I covered the whole width of the top of the card with woodgrain effect paper then assembled my stocking over the top of it, finishing off with a sentiment cut from the same white card as the cuff.

I am sharing this with
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Christmas


  1. Hi Jane, what a well-designed and thought out creation! I love the stages through which your stocking went as you followed your inspiration. Great idea to have that stocking hung from the fireplace. Love all the embossing as well as the slanted die-cut sentiment. Well done! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. You did a great job creating this clever card, Jane! Very eye-catching! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Very clever process for making that adorable stocking! The knit embossing really adds to the effect. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. Your card is so well thought out, I love the fireplace look! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  5. Wow this is so cool. Well done Hun. Loving the texture on the stocking too. Hugs xx

  6. Jane, this is such a great Christmas card! I really love the clever embossing on the stocking and the fur trim! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

    love Mags B x


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