Posts tagged ‘Spellbinders’

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

November 5, 2022

More holiday decorations

Hello and welcome.

It’s a brand new month and we have a new hostess over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  As always, the first challenge of the month is a sketch.  Here’s my take on it …

The Christmas lights dies by Spellbinders are just gorgeous.  I cut the lights in melon mambo, pink pirouette and granny apple green card, all by Stampin Up, and adhered them to plain white card to show the highlights.  The tops of the lights and the string were cut from silver card by Sizzix.

I matted and layered Christmas dsp from my stash and pool party card and popped this up with foam tape onto a 6″ square white base card.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.

Finally, I added crystal effects by Stampin Up to the lights to give them a shiny look.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. We also have a Design Team call out, so if you fancy being part of our wonderful design team, hop on over to the blog to learn more.

Enjoy your weekend

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