#711 – All I Want for Christmas

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color combo challenge!! Yay!!!

Winner at Sovusha Slavia CASEing challenge!! Yippie!! πŸ™‚

Sovushka Slavia - Challenge Winner

Happy Little Stampers January Christmas Challenge Favorite!!

Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Favourite Badge

Yes, well, I haven’t finished making Christmas cards…what can I say.. I hadn’t made enough to satisfy myself earlier, so I am still making them… Or maybe this will be last.. πŸ˜€

All I Want for Christmas...

I made this card using Winnie & Walter Sweet Holiday. I wasn’t finished with that cute lil kitten there yet with my last card, and I just had to use it once more!

All I Want for Christmas...

I used distress inks for the background, splattered some water, and added the snowflakes using Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The critters are watercolored using Prima pencils. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and white heat embossed.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Winnie & Walter December Color Combo with Heather H

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Addicted to Stamps & More: Challenge 273: Holiday

Addicted to Stamps - Holiday

Sovushka Slavia Caseing Challenge #16 where we are CASEing Marge Yoon

Sovushka Slavia - CASEing

Happy Little Stampers: January Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#705 – Merry Christmas (2)

Hello! And welcome! πŸ™‚ I am posting here the second of the two cards I made using the Stamplorations Christmas Flower stamp, which is a very pretty image of a poinsettia. (Scroll down to see the first version!)

On this card, too, I did some watercoloring using Zig Brush pens, just with different colors. Also, I replaced the heat embossing with stamping.

Merry Christmas

I stamped the image twice on a watercolor panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then used my Zig Brush pens for coloring. I went with light pinks and green-grey colors this time, as opposed to the rich reds and greens from last time. I love how varied the effect is! πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas

Once done, I added a few splatters of green-brown Camel drawing ink. I then die cut the sentiment – from Winnie & Walter In a Word: Merry die set – from the panel. I also stamped the ‘Christmas’ from Neat & Tangled Merry Beary stamp set. Then I adhered the panel directly on black cardstock. I stacked the die cut sentiment a few times with a few more die cuts, then mounted it a bit off the negative, to show off the black cardstock underneath (also gives a shadow effect).

Merry Christmas

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: December challenge: Christmas

Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes + XMas

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Happy Little Stampers: December Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge

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#698 – Sending Joy

Hello! And here’s the last of the trio of cards I had made (first one here and the second one here)..

Sending Joy

On this card too, I tried making the background using pretty, shiny acrylic paints. But instead of using foil, I used embossing powder. In fact, I thought that the embossing powder might also stick to the paper like the foil did, but no suck luck.. guess the stickiness is not as much! πŸ˜› So, I had to use Versamark ink, as per usual.

Sending Joy

Anyway, on this card, I used Art Alchemy Metallique Mermaid Teal. This didn’t spread/apply as clearly as the Rusty Red paint, so I could see stripes of dark and light (I brushed the paint on using vertical brush strokes), but this is mostly covered by the embossing and further by the vellum. Of course, it did look pretty even otherwise, and went well with the variegated look of the Verdigris embossing powder.

Anyway, I used Neat and Tangled Rice paddies stencil along with Neat and Tangled stamps Winter Wishes and Art Deco for the scene and sentiments, with Neat and Tangled Scalloped die for diecutting the vellum panel.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum challenge: Christmas/ Winter/ Stardust

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A2Z Scrapbooking November challenge: Winter

Merry Monday challenge #267: Color Combo: Green, Blue, White/Silver/Vellum

Global Design Project challenge #115: Theme Challenge: Christmas Joy

Hope you liked my card! Do stop by again! πŸ™‚

#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) –

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

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! πŸ™‚

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

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.

Sending Warm Winter Wishes

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! πŸ™‚

#695 – Sending Joy

Hello! I made a Christmas card.. in fact I made a couple more.. will be posting them one by one.. Here’s the first one in the set –

Sending Joy

I totally love how this one looks so pretty, and it is so simple to make, wasy to mass produce, if I wanted! πŸ™‚

I used Neat and Tangled stamps and dies – Winter Wishes for the houses, trees and stars and Art Deco for the sentiment, along with the Scalloped die. I used Verdigris embossing powder on vellum, which I have adhered on Fabriano Elle Erre Brina (I think) cardstock. Adhered a couple of yellow rhinestones on the trees for embellishing.

Sending Joy

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

CAS Mix Up Challenge: November challenge: Stamping + Glitter (I’ve used heat embossing, vellum)

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #269: Clean and Simple

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Happy Little Stampers November CAS Challenge: Christmas

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#557 – Snowflake dies – Two Ways

Hello! I made a couple of Christmas cards using some snowflake dies.I am showing the first card here, and second card in my next post..or it would be too many photos in a single post! πŸ˜‰

I saw this post from Jennifer McGuire and thought it would be the perfect technique to try! πŸ™‚

Merry & Bright

I’ve added more photos than usual since the shine from the embossing is just barely visible, and no matter the angle, one or the other flake seemed to vanish! πŸ˜€

Merry & Bright

So, for my card, I made the background using Zig brush markers and water mixed with Perfect Pearls. I used Simon Says Stamp More Fun Flake dies and silver glitter embossing powder for the embossing. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink Grand Ampersand. For more glitter, I added little dots of silver glitter here and there between the snowflakes.

Merry & Bright

Once everything was done and dried, I trimmed the panel, sponged the borders using Dusty Concord distress ink, and among the snowflakes, just to bring out the shine a bit more. I even added Wink of Stella (my pen has dried out and I revived it using water…sigh, need a new one!!) Finally mounted it on a white card base.

Merry & Bright

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Timeout Challenge #71:Β Christmas with an Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer –

Just Us Girls Challenge #371 (I am inspired by the colors, purple and silver, and the Christmas theme) –

Happy Little Stampers: November Christmas Challenge: Watercolor

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