Posts tagged ‘Joyful Christmas’

May 17, 2014

A Joyful Christmas by Stampin’ Up – perfect for a card recipe challenge …

It’s time for another 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge, and this week the challenge is a CARD recipe … Colour something in, Add Rhinestones or Ribbon, Deboss.  So I played with some watercolouring …

Joyful Christmas by Stampin Up

I stamped the beautiful poinsettia image from the Joyful Christmas stamp set, by Stampin’ Up, in brown stazon ink (from my stash) onto whisper white cardstock, so I could watercolour the image.  I then used my aqua painter to add strawberry slush ink, a little at a time so I didn’t saturate the cardstock too much.  If you take it easy, and allow the card to dry after each time you add ink, you can watercolour onto whisper white cardstock and avoid it pilling.  The card may warp a little as it dries, but as I was planning to cut out the image and shape it anyway, this was not a problem. 

Joyful Christmas by Stampin Up poinsettia close up

Part of the card recipe was to use the debossed side of a piece of embossing.  I plumped for using the lacy brocade embossing folder by Stampin Up, as the image is beautiful on both sides and gives a wonderful, classic effect – just what I was looking for…

Joyful Christmas by Stampin Up ribbon and rhinestones

I couldn’t resist, and chose to add both ribbon AND rhinestones … you know me and bling! Not too much, just a couple of little highlights.

Joyful Christmas by Stampin Up embossing detail

Hope you like the card this week.  If you’d like to join us in the CARD recipe challenge, hop on over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and show us what you’ve made.  Hope to see your creations there.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white;

stamp sets: joyful Christmas;

inks: early espresso, strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, daffodil delight;

accessories: primrose petals stitched ribbon, adhesive rhinestones, lacy brocade embossing folder, stampin’ dimensionals, aqua painter. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated – contact me for details. 

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March 22, 2014

Stampin’ Up UK Christmas paper clay roses …

My offering for this week’s 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge turned out to be quite dimensional – not so easy to post, but not a problem for delivering by hand.

The challenge this week was to use dimensional paper flowers – come see what I made …

Christmas flowers

I was sat at my desk looking for inspiration when I spied my paper clay and moulds from Stampin’ Up!  I’ve not used these for a little while, so it was good to have a play again.  The paper clay is soft, stretchy, light and fluffy, and completely mouldable to any shape you wish (it really is fun stuff to use!)

The flowers are really easy to make using moulds from Stampin’ Up!  There are 3 different sizes in the flower mould, I chose 2, the largest and the smallest ones. 

Christmas flowers 2

I left the larger ones plain white to look like Christmas Roses, just adding a touch of daffodil delight to the centres, and then coloured the smaller flowers red with a real red marker pen.  I added the flowers to the card surrounded with punched holly leaves and smaller leaves, punched out with the owl punch … 

Christmas flowers 3

The background was one that my lovely friend, Joanne, had stamped onto whisper white card using the Joyful Christmas stamp set. It had started out as a box lid but Joanne was not quite happy with it and had started over again.  I didn’t want to waste such a beautifully stamped project, so thank you Joanne … I put your beautiful work to good use! 

I then mounted the stamped cardstock onto an A5 size base card in real red, and added a little paper piercing along the edges too.

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, old olive, real red, shimmery white;

stamp sets: joyful Christmas, more merry messages;

inks: basic grey, real red, old olive, garden green, marker pens in daffodil delight and real red;

punches & dies: owl, oval, circle, oval framelits, label framelits;

accessories: simply pressed paper clay & mould, stampin’ dimensionals, essentials paper piercing pack & paper piercer, sponge dauber.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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