Hello and welcome! Today I have the honor of Guest Designing at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge! I got this generous offer from Kylie after winning one of their previous challenges.
The theme this time is Christmas! Yes, Christmas in the middle of the year. I guess this challenge might give many of us a headstart at getting ready for the end of the year!
And this is the card I made –
I brought this pretty pretty poinsettia die set from Lawn Fawn recently, and thought it a waste that I wasn’t making Christmas card any time soon. So this challenge was a welcome opportunity! 🙂
Before I started die cutting, I thought making some pattern papers using the gel plate that I have had for so long! My sister uses it for her mixed media stuff, but me not so much. But I was very inspired by the recent videos regarding using gel plated with distress inks by Jennifer McGuire and thought it would be a great idea to try. I was anyway going to make a Christmas card with non-traditional colors, so I started my experiments. I used distress inks and few stencils and stamps and created a few beautiful prints, then used the dies to die cut from them and some white card stock as well. I then adhered the flowers together. Thinking that I might need some black too, I stamped a few images from the Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Elsa’s Flora in black ink and fussy cut them out.
For the background, I stamped an image from Neat & Tangled Landscape Textures with a light grey ink, then trimmed the panel diagonally. This I foam mounted on the white card base, and then adhered all my poinsettias with the leaves and added a white stone in each of the floral centers.
For the sentiment, I went with Neat and Tangles Art Deco, stamped it in black, trimmed the piece and rounded a couple of the corners and adhered that also using foam tape.
And that’s my card. Make sure to stop by the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog to get more inspiration from all the design team. And thank you, once again, Kylie, to give me this wonderful chance!
Thank you so much for stopping by!