October 16, 2018

O’ Holy Night!

I am on a roll making Christmas cards. Some one off and few mass produced. Today I have an one off Christmas card to share. I can mass produce this card if I want too as well.

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week. It has certainly warmed up here in Perth. No more jumpers or full pants or jackets or layering. It is not me who loves the warmth and sunshine. My plants are loving it too. I have started putting in veggies in my garden and they have started growing.  I cannot wait for them to grow produce for me to cook.

Ok back to my card, I have used products from Simon’s new Fun and Festive collection. Love love the Outline Snowflakes background stamp. I had fun making a few backgrounds using this stamp. On this card, I have used one of the backgrounds I made.

I white heat embossed the background stamp on watercolour paper. I used Arches hot press watercolour paper because this paper does not absorb water easily. So the colour sits on top of the paper giving more vibrant colours to the cold press watercolor paper.

I smooshes the embossed background panel on distress inks. I used Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Evergreen Bough distress inks. I did three layers of ink smooshing, drying the panel in between each layer. Once dry, I used Zig clean colour brush pens to add shading to the snowflakes. I left the panel to dry while I made the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I used Simon’s O Holly Night die. This die has both word as well as the backer die. I die cut the backer die using silver glitter paper. The word die I die cut three times using white to stack and glue. The white die cut on silver was too starky. So I sponged the same colours of distress inks on a scrap piece of white cardstock and die cut the word die. I adhered this as the top layer.  The silver backing  was not enough to make the sentiment die pop out of the background. But I love the background panel so much I don’t want to cover it all up. After much thought, I used a small piece of vellum as the layer between the background panel and the sentiment.

I adhered the background panel to the Fog cardbase using foam adhesive, the sentiment die cut to the vellum using glue and foam behind the vellum layer to adhered on the background panel. I brushed the sentiment die cut using clear shimmer pen and added Nuvo crystal glaze. Finally a few white Nuvo crystal drops to tie in all the white elements on the card.

Absolutely love the colours.  All supplies I used to make this card are listed below.

Supplies:

As I am typing this post, I do have another colour combination I want to try with the Outline Snowflakes background stamp as emboss resist. I will use that colour combo to make my third Christmas card design to mass produce.Think I will also change up the design to make it simple and easy. Cannot wait to share that idea. Until then, have a wonderful day!

Comments

  1. Oooh, gorgeous card! Love the colors!

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