#384 – December Challenges

Hello! Its Christmas! Merry Christmas to all those celebrating! And to those who are not, I hope these cards can cheer you up just fine! ๐Ÿ˜€

Ellen Hutson December Pin-sights Challenge

Made this card for the Ellen Hutson December Pin-sights challenge. I loved the picture inspiration itself –

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I picked up the colors and the berry and snow covered branch at the bottom left. I don’t have any Christmas-y stamps or dies from Ellen Hutson with me, so I improvised.ย  I really did want to make a wreath out of something. I chose the die from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden, and cut out pieces from white card stock and vellum. I colored the card stock using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and the vellum with using Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in silver.

I then cut out the square pieces using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares, adhered the vellum and card stock pieces together, stamped the sentiment from Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the die cut pieces around the sentiment. I then adhered pattern paper from DCWV Christmas & Winter stack on the card base and adhered the square panel on top. I finally added the sequins from Taylored Expression and Pretty Pink Posh on the wreath. That finished my card!

The second card goes to Paper Smooches December Challenge: Flowers

For this card, I used my new Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils and watercolor paper.

Paper Smooches December Challenge - Flowers

I first stamped the flowers fromย Paper Smooches Calico using Antique Linen distress ink, after stamping it off once. I then colored them using the color pencils. Since the paper is very toothy, the coloring isn’t very smooth, but I tried applying as much as I could. But I did love the blending very very much! ๐Ÿ™‚

Once I was done with the coloring, I trimmed the panel a bit and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Simply Said using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then added a strip of pattern paper from DCWV Textures & Finishes on the card base and mounted colored piece on top. I then added a few hologram flower sequins for embellishing.

Here is another card I made with the same setting.

Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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