Hello! This week Hazel has challenged us to use non traditional colours for our Christmas card make for the CHNC blog.
This is what I came up with…
I used some papers I had had for a long time in the stash that are pink and lime and then added this fun embossed image.
I brushed over the image with my clarity stencil brush to define the image.
I also added an embossed sentiment from Blonde moments and the peel off strips to add a different texture.
This week the challenge for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge is “for a child” so I chose the sweet papers and the cute snowman image.
I added a small amount of colouring using promarkers and some glitter glue for the snowman nose.
Cute and bright… perfect as a card for a child!
Today I used three papers and a die to make this gingerbread themed card. Love this cute little die… perfect for making your own card embellishment.
Sorry the photo is a bit yellow … dark night’s mean it’s difficult to get photos in daylight as it’s neither light enough in the morning before work or when I get home!
Video is now uploaded… sorry for the delay… struggled the past two days to find the time to get these cards made.
Here is a video of the process behind making the card I am sharing today. I hope you enjoy it!
Another of my Christmas houses to share today. Of course there is also the coordinating card.
This is the point I got to with the house when I first took pictures… yes nearly but not quite finished. I went for a slightly brighter colour finish for this one including some neon pink paint flicks! I also went for an iridescent medium roof and some clear sequins to decorate. I added word stamping to the house which also tied it in with the card.
The card started life as a piece I had wiped texture paste onto so already pretty cool. I added the paint in patches and also added chalk fresco finish paint to give it some “white” space. Then I started stamping.
I used the big Papermania stamp to add the subtle words and then the word joy from a Paperartsy set. The Christmas lights across the top are from the same set.
Next I added iridescent medium through a stencil and let it dry. I also added the Tim Holtz die cut trees.
Now time to finish off…
Glitter, sequins and a sentiment, inking and mounting and distressing all going on to finish off the card.
Now back to the house.
I made the windows and doors look more integral to the house by adding some shading using the Pitt pens from Faber-Castell. I also added a little more of the iridescent medium rubbed in with my finger to give the house more of a sheen.
One more to share tomorrow… please pop back to see how the final one looks.
This month it is my choice of theme for the Artful ATC group and I chose presents. It seemed suitable for the month of December.
I sent mine off really early this month so as they’ve already been received I can share already!
Here is what I made.
Some jolly Christmas papers collaged onto a painty scrap. Knew it wouldn’t matter what it looked like as I was collating over it. Then added gesso to blend the papers together a bit.
Then I went a bit mad with stencils and stamps but knew I had a die cut to add on the top so most of this got covered up!
I’ve had the die cut in my stash for a long time so it was good to find a use for it. The Blonde Moments stamped sentiments seemed perfect for it too!
I used a similar set of colours of the fresco finish paint and stamped a few Dylusions stamps randomly over the background. I also used some archival ink for some other bits and then when it was dry I outlined the shapes with a silver pen… after all it is Christmas!
Then I stamped the present image out onto white card in the same colour scheme. I did it twice in different colours so I could add the bow as a different colour.
I had added the present using pinflair glue gel to give it dimension and then added some stickles to the bow for extra sparkle. For the mount I chose a bright pink cardstock and layered it up, finishing off with some more silver pen doodling.
Really happy with both of these… looking forward to seeing what I get in return. Always fun opening the envelope to discover the beauty inside.