Stamp Focus: Night Before Christmas

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi friends!

Svitlana here, and today it's my turn to focus on  stamp set from the recent release. The set I will be focusing on is Night Before Christmas.

4x6 Night Before Christmas preview

This set has two Christmas trees with a sentiment already inside of them, along with several standalone holiday sentiments and a couple of stars.

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich

For my first card I stamped one tree onto a white card base using Ocean Waves and Rocky Shore Dye Inks. I was using a stamp positioning tool for stamping and first stamped the tree with Ocean Waves, applied Rocky Shore on the sides of the tree and stamped over. And I did the same with the star, although in this case I shifted a bit stamp when was stamping with Rocky Shore.

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Multi Color Stamping 02

This is a very basic and simple design. And this is the beauty of this set – it fits the bill perfectly when you need to create a quick card (or you're mass producing them).  When it comes to holiday cardmaking sometimes we don't have time for a card that takes 10 hours to make (as my cards usually are lol).

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Multi Color Stamping 03

My second card is a bit more time consuming (just a bit), but this design will also work for mass production. ​ 

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Stamped Background 02

I made an A2 card base and stamped a background using a tree from the set, stamped diagonally using Velvet, Evergreen and Dark Chocolate Dye Inks. And I added several stars and liquid dots between them to fill the space.

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Stamped Background 03

I stamped the sentiment using Velvet Dye Ink onto a strip of white cardstock, then foam mounted it onto the card.

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Stamped Background 04

For the last card I decided to stretch this set a bit and use in a bit non obvious way. I masked a circle in the middle of a white card base and stamped tree pieces all around it using Starlight, Tide Blue and Turquoise Dye Inks. I then masked the area outside of the circle (in other words – I made a negative mask for it) an inked it using Tide Blue dye ink.

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Masked Circle 02

I white embossed the sentiment inside of the circle and added some dots using white pen. And I also added some dots around the trees using Artist Markers.

Altenew Night Before Christmas Svitlana Shayevich Masked Circle 03

I hope you like my ideas of how you can use this set.

Have a wonderful weekend!S svitiana

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Marjorie Dumontier October 7, 2017 - 09:36

These are gorgeous Christmas looking cards but my favorite is the last one !!

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Svitlana Shayevich October 10, 2017 - 10:59

Thank you!

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Jean Marmo October 7, 2017 - 10:37

What a fun set!

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Svitlana Shayevich October 10, 2017 - 11:00

Thank you, Jean!

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Maureen Killen October 7, 2017 - 12:27

This set of stamps ticks all the boxes for me. The cards are great and so easy for batch making.
Maureen x

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Mary in Oregon October 7, 2017 - 13:10

Love that turquoise for Christmas, Svitlana! Clever use of the masking technique and the tips of the trees! I’ll be using that in a few cards this holiday,

Mary in Oregon

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Mary in Oregon October 7, 2017 - 13:11

Love that turquoise for Christmas, Svitlana! Clever use of the masking technique and the tips of the trees! I’ll be using that in a few cards this holiday,

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Teresa Doyle October 7, 2017 - 13:19

Oh my goodness Svitlana, I ♥ how you have used this set! So many ideas and SO little time! Wonderful cards!

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Barb macaskill October 7, 2017 - 16:05

Beautiful cards! I really love the second card with its Lovely trio of colors! So glad this set is on its way to me as I type this! TFS!

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Carol October 7, 2017 - 16:47

Love the way you used the stamp set. That turquoise card is gorgeous.

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Linda Whitaker October 8, 2017 - 03:25

I agree with Carol all the way. Course turquoise is my most favorite from childhood clear up to my 71 year

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Maureen Reiss October 8, 2017 - 17:26

These are wonderful!!!

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Karthikha Uday October 9, 2017 - 01:15

Beautiful work :)

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Jackie Price October 10, 2017 - 07:38

Beautiful cards but I’m loving that third one!! I love when people stretch their supplies and think outside the box with them too. This design could be done with just about any tree stamp or die even

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Tara Prince October 10, 2017 - 14:32

Beautiful cards!!

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