Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Elegant Purple Christmas Wishes

Background stamps make a quick but amazing card. Here I took our Wisteria Wonder paper, Elegant Eggplant ink, Versa Mark Pad, Silver embossing powder, heat gun and the new Ex Libris background stamp and the Delightful Dozen greetings stamp set.

This is such a quick and elegant card! I love the richness of a purple on purple card, and making it a Christmas card is a spin on the traditional.

Folding the Wisteria Wonder and then using a Brayer to ink the Ex Libris stamp I layer the stamp down, applied the card, covered with the Graph Stampin' paper and used the long edge of the bone to rub.

I used our Embossing Buddy to powder the paper, then the Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year sentiment and Heat embossed with Silver powder.

This is a couple step elegant card that is rich, vintage and easy! I love the easy but amazing look of our Background stamps, purples for a Holiday card and a dash of Silver to add shine.


  1. This is so elegant and beautiful. I am going to try doing one using these colors. Thank you for sharing Jamie -- you are so talented!!

  2. Beautiful! Love those colors too.


What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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