Posts tagged ‘Sizzix’

April 1, 2023

Gelli print background with oxide inks

Hello and welcome.

It’s the first Saturday of a new month, and that means its time for a sketch challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

I had so much fun with the previous mixed media challenge that I decided to create a background for my card using my gelli plate with oxide inks and a snowflake mask – I love the water colour effect it produced….

I added scraps of white textured card for the vertical ribbon to follow the sketch, and topped with a decal edge oval die cut by Spellbinders in pool party card by Stampin Up.

I added a 3D snowflake by Tim Holtz, cut from a piece of card that I’d coloured with a mixture of the oxide inks, and topped with a polar bear from the Folk Christmas stamp and die set by Sizzix on whisper white card, coloured with various stampin’ write ink pens.

I stamped a couple of holly leaves from the Christmas Season stamp set by Stampin Up in old olive ink and used the matching framelits to cut them out.  I added a sprig of foliage in white.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join our challenge this week – we’d love to see what you create using this sketch.

Enjoy your weekend

February 18, 2023

Masculine Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

The theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is to make a masculine card. I made this card with my husband in mind and just love this cute polar bear image…

The colour scheme was kept simple, with a piece of dsp by Stampin Up in black and white, and a strip of smoky slate textured card, which is a gorgeous soft shade of grey.

The trees were die cut in silver card and adhered along the join between the paper and card.

The polar bear by Sizzix was stamped in black stazon ink, then colour added to the cheeks, ears and scarf with alcohol markers, and adhered to the card.  Finally, a 3d snowflake by Tim Holtz was tucked behind the bear – this wasn’t in my original plan for the design of the card, but it was sitting on my desk from another project and I loved the texture it added.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge this week.

Enjoy your weekend

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