#697 – Sending Warm Winter Wishes

PE: Noticed by Neat & Tangled!!

Noticed by Neat and Tangled

Hello and welcome! Here’s another Christmas card I made (along with the one I had mentioned here) –

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I wanted the background to be a big part of the card. My thoughts were to use some kind of shine/glitter along with a diecut, but I ended up using a stencil. I do, however absolutely love how the foil ended up partially adhering, giving it an almost distressed(?) sort of look.

Well, here’s how I made it – I first covered a panel with Art Alchemy Metallique Rustic Red paint. Once it dried, I placed the stencil, then the foil on top, then dry embossed it, passing it through my Big Shot. And the foil stuck to the paint!

Acrylic paints do have a sticky nature, even when they are dry (some are stickier than others), even if we don’t really feel the stickiness through our hands. And the Art Alchemy paints had just enough stickiness for the foil to adhere to, without covering the entire surface. Of course it goes without saying that it wouldn’t stick to the stencil! 🙂

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Well, since I had the spectacular background for the card ready, I chose the rest of elements, so that I could expose it as much as possible. I could have just gone with a big and bold sentiment die cut, but I don’t have one. Instead, I chose part heat embossed sentiment and images on vellum, and alphabet die cuts – I used Neat and Tangled Winter Wishes and Journaling Alphas die set.

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For embellishing, I used some clear white rhinestones, adhering them in almost the same places as the stars in the Winter Wishes stamp set (I had fussy cut off that part since it was blocking too much of that pretty background! :P)

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Stempel Garten chellenge #67: Christmas is Coming

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/ Winter/ Stardust

A2Z Scrapbooking November challenge: Winter

Hope you liked my card! Do stop by again! 🙂

21 thoughts on “#697 – Sending Warm Winter Wishes

  1. Loving how the vellum looks against that gorgeous red background. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge. You may like to link this up at The Male Room too as their current challenge is to use vellum.

  2. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog’s November “Winter” challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, a2z DT
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    Love To Scrap!

  3. Beautiful and elegant Christmas card. It looks stunning. Amazing technique !!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us on Happy Little Stampers Xmas.
    hugs,
    Bożena DT HLS

  4. Absolute stunning background! Great job of adding a sentiment and a scene without “hiding” your gorgeous background. I think that your choice of the vellum was inspired! Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

    sue

  5. This Christmas card is so lovely! Stunning background! The red and white color theme is so classy Christmas – perfect! Thanks for joining our Stempelgarten Challenge.
    Kind regards,
    Anja

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