My Entry Into The CUP December Card Making Competition

In previous posts I told you about the craftsUprint December Card Making Competition, and said that I’d show you my entry after the voting was finished and the winner announced.

 Well – here’s my entry:

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My card finished off in 19th position out of 36 entries from around the world.  The winner was Anna Stretton, with Denise Murray coming second.  Both cards were gorgeous.  Congratulations ladies.

At the moment the entries and the final votes totals can be seen by clicking – here.

This is how I made the card:

Digital Designs I Used Were:  Christmas nativity digital stamp craft sheet by Claire Keay and Stars Backing Paper in Purple by Katy Kinsey

I printed the digi stamp out onto Super Smooth card at a smaller size than given, and coloured it in using Promarkers.  The colours I used were: Skin – Satin & Vanilla; Straw and wise man’s gift and crown; Buttercup, Summer Sun, Gold; Manger, sheperd’s crooks and some clothes – Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa; Clothes – Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Denim Blue, Cyan, Bright Orange, Berry Red, Apple Cider, Pear Green, Orchid and also Imperial Purple and Wild Orchid Flexmarkers.  I also printed out the background onto the same type of cardstock. After colouring in the digi stamp I scored around the edge where I wanted to cut, then went over this score line with a Tan Promarker before quickly tearing it, using the scoreline as a guide.  This image was matted onto a sheet of brown iridescent card-stock and then layered onto linen textured gold cardstock.  For each of these layers I used a paper punch to round all the corners.  I cut a panel out of the background and matted this onto the same type of gold card-stock.  I also took a greeting panel from my crafting stash and matted and layered this onto the same two cardstocks as the digi stamp.  Again I used the corner rounder punch on each layer.  I took an 8″ square white base card with a decorative edge and went around the edge with a gold metallic marker.  I then stuck on my matted background panel, digi, and greetings panels to the front, using 1mm and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  I added some holly, bells and bow embellishments from my crafting stash to finish the card off, sticking them in place with glue gel.)



Craftsuprint have a “Mailer Archive” where you can go to get links to mailers sent out over the last few months.  This can be seen by clicking – here.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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12 Replies to “My Entry Into The CUP December Card Making Competition”

  1. Really beautiful, I love image and the papers and the shape is so pretty. Sorry I am so slow getting here but I hope you had a good Christmas and that you have a happy health new year
    Lindsay xx