Christmas in July 2021 – Day 12

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Day 12 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Male Room Challenge which has a Christmas in July theme. I decided to use my Penny Black supplies again today.

I knew I wanted to use the fabulous Prestige die (51-154) with an inky background. That was my first stumbling block. I spent far too long creating a blended background… which I ended up not liking and so I had to redo my main image using an inky background I created a while ago!

Then came my card base. First of all I used a background stamp but decided it would detract from the focal point. After trying a die cut background, I ended up using a stamp from the versatile Trims set (30-068). I added a sentiment from the Holiday Snippets set (30-307). Finally I added a little bird from the Birds and Banners die set (51-352).


Edited to add:

So, after I shared this card, I STILL wasn’t happy! I felt that my bird was a little lost so I coloured another one with a bit of Speckled Egg distress ink. Et voila! I think I prefer this version… which one do you prefer, dear crafters?

Thanks for stopping by!





  1. All are just so elegant and beautiful. Although only for the matching colours it has to be your last card. The background is beautiful and the stamped front of card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT


  2. You did a great masculine Christmas card! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.

    Maja, DT


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