Posts tagged ‘Wondrous gift’

March 21, 2015

Wondrous gift by Stampin’ Up …

Hi and welcome to my blog. The theme challenge I’ve set this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is “silent night”. My design started with the beautiful greeting from the wondrous gift stamp set …

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The greeting was stamped in versamark ink onto vellum then gold heat embossed.

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The die-cut star in champagne glimmer paper is so sparkly …

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The vellum was wrapped around the card and attached to the back so no adhesive was visible, then a length of gold washi tape added below.

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I hope you like my card for this week.  Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. We do hope you’ll join us.

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stamps:  wondrous gift;

inks: versamark;

cardstock: whisper white, brushed gold, vellum, champage glimmer;

dies: star;

accessories: gold embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig, stampin’ dimensionals, stars embossing folder, whisper white baker’s twine, gold washi tape. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

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March 14, 2015

Christmas card ideas …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s time for another challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week, I’ve set a colour challenge … 

pink blue and silver

My head was so full of ideas for these colours, I had difficulty in narrowing down which design to choose.  In the end, I couldn’t decide so I’m sharing 3 different ideas.  

The first is using a stamp set I’ve had in my collection for a few years – wondrous gift – I just love the sentiment in this set, and loved the effect I got by sponging over the heat embossed image … 

Wondrous gift

The soft sponged effect looks so pretty in real life…

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Next up, I used the same colours with the holiday home set. I started with the background, inking through the stars stencil with sponge daubers, and then adding silver stars punched out with the stars border punch. I made a punched holly embellishment too … 

Holiday home

And from the pieces I had left over, I made a couple of tags to match …

Holiday home tags

And finally, I achieved an air-brushed look for the background of this wintery scene, using some brighter colours and my stencil brushes. I then sponged over the top with craft white ink through the circles stencil. It looked a little like bokeh when I’d finished …

White Christmas

The gel pen snowflakes added subtle dimension …

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I hope you like my cards for this week – do you have a favourite?

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you too, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look. We hope you’ll join in our challenge. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps:  wondrous gift, white Christmas, holiday home, endless wishes;

inks: black stazon, early espresso, pink pirouette, soft sky, daffodil delight, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, whisper white;

cardstock: whisper white, soft sky, tempting turquoise;

punches and dies: star border, small star, tag topper, large oval, small circle, circle, scallop circle, small snowflake by Martha Stewart;

accessories: white embossing powder, versamark ink, heat tool, sponge daubers, stamp-a-majig, blender pen, white gel pen, stampin’ dimensionals, stars and circles stencils, silver cord from my stash, Clarity stencil brushes. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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