Happy weekend everyone!
Time for another Design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week Hazel asked us to include some thing beginning with the letter “S” … so o went with Santa!
I chose a mix of fun papers and then used the Santa from the Santa’s Gifts stamp set which I coloured with pencils and then added him as a topper. I also added the card candi and chipboard sentiment as embellishments to finish!
I have Santa’s coat some shimmer with Wink of Stella and the white parts I added stickles to give it dimension and sparkle.
I decided to use both types of embossing for my card for CHNC this week.
I used the woodland embossing folder and a shim to leave the centre part flat and then used my clarity brush to add ink to the cardstock and show the texture.
Then I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with a blue powder. I then added some stickles and the die cut silver tree.
Yesterday was Mum’s birthday so we celebrated with a meal out.
Here is the card I made for her…
I loved this bold and bright paper from art by Marlene and knew it was perfect for my Mum. I teamed it with the Happy Wishes white embossed sentiment and some light grey cardstock.
I also added in the Happy Celebrations stamp to finish the sentiment and then a scatter of sequins to embellish.
Today I have a swap to share with you which I made for the theme of shades of blue.
I decided to create some butterfly coins using the fab Watercolor wings stamp set.
I used lots of different colour inks all with a blue theme!
I finished off with the blue embossing for the sentiment!
I decided to go a little different for this week’s CHNC challenge of use some red and went fabric based for my card topper.
I started with a square of holly printed fabric and glued it to some paper for stability then used a bit of muslin and stamped the sentiment.
My stayzon is not very juicy though and it didn’t stamp well so I went over it with a sharpie and that worked fine.
Then I layered the piece of muslin onto some Hessian and sewed it together. I also did my usual messy stitching round the square.
Then I cut out one of the holly motifs from another square of fabric and added that and a wooden Angel embellishment to the topper.
A lovely textural card topper and actually quite simple to do… I have quite a few fabric squares so may make some more like this to add to the collection.
But for now I wonder how others have interpreted the red challenge for the CHNC blog.
I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!
The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.
I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.
First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.
I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.
Then I layered them up.
I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.
I also added the light turquoise sequins.
Love how the bold background is softened by the image.