Posts tagged ‘The Lovely Studio’

June 19, 2021

A gnome Christmas

Hi there and happy Saturday!

There’s a fun challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – where the theme is gnomes! I loved making this one …

I die cut the gnome in lucky limeade, melon mambo and whisper white, with a little flesh colour card for his face and nose, and 2 dots of black for his eyes.  His hat was die cut from dsp by the Lovely Studio.

Next, I cut the background in crumbcake card and heat embossed the sentiment, from the Elfie stamp set by Stampin Up, in white.

Then I had fun making lots of splashes, using a fan brush and perfect pearls mixed with water for a snowy background…

Finally, I adhered the gnome, wrapped green and white twine tied in a bow, then mounted it on a scalloped white base card.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join this fun challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week.  The lovely ladies in the team have created lots of examples for you, so do drop by.

Enjoy your weekend

June 12, 2021

Sizzix Christmas Deer

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog.

The colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this month is to use grey, gold and black – rather an unusual combination, and not one I would have thought of myself to use, but I love how my card turned out…

I started by cutting the base card in smoky slate to make a 5.5″ square card…

Next I added a layer of patterned paper from the Snowberry collection by the Lovely Studio, which has these pretty snowflakes in soft grey. I stamped the bold greeting, from the Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up, directly onto the paper in VersaFine Clair black ink, using my Misti stamping tool for perfect placement.  I love this ink – it’s so juicy, stamps beautifully and doesn’t stain my stamps – perfect!  It’s easy clean up too – just water and a good scrub on my stampin’ scrub and done!

I die cut two christmas deer by Sizzix, one in black and one in brushed gold, and layered them together, off-setting the black one just a little to create a shadow, and popped up with foam adhesive, adding a little dimension…

Finally, a sprinkle of gem stones to finish.  I didn’t have any black gems so used a black alcohol marker to colour the brown ones I had – worked brilliantly!

It pushed me out of my comfort zone using this unusual colour combination, but I really enjoyed experimenting and seeing what worked together, and I love the end result.

I hope you’ve been inspired, and that you will join in the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend

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