This came together after I saw the current challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches was to pick a previous 2017 sketch and make it seasonal. I chose sketch challenge #235. A stitched rectangle was die cut from regular white cardstock. Stamped Peaceon earth with VersaMark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder (ep). This ep is more light gold than it is platinum. Heat embossed the dove next with Silver Pearl ep. The rays were created by inking VersaMark through a Focal Point stencil and heat embossed with clear glitter ep. Kept it really CAS and skipped adding any embellishments.
My team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog post HERE. It’s a busy time of year, but we would love to see how this week’s theme inspires you. Thank you for dropping in. Happy holidays!
Hi again. I have more puppy Christmas cards to share. I love replacing letters in sentiments with cute critters, so I couldn’t resist with the Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Die set from Hero Arts.
The perfect letter J, don’t you think? Stamped the puppy on Neenah cardstock and on pattern paper with Memento black ink. Coloured with Copics, including shading on the pattern paper image. Next, fussy cut the stocking portion from the paper pattern stamped image and paper pieced onto the Neenah stamped image. Die cut image with the coordinating die.
Die cut Hero Arts Joy from black cardstock and the matching pattern paper to stack for dimension. Outlined edges with a black marker. For the background, blended distress inks in matching colours on regular white cardstock. I got rid of a lot of my colour cardstock this summer since I hardly ever use them and of course, they would have come in handy this time.
Created the snowy background with embossing paste and a Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamps. Die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from white cardstock and stamped wishing you in black. Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to “joy” to finish.
I wanted the multi-coloured pattern paper to stand out, so I just used Kraft rather then blending a rainbow background.
This was actually my first card I did where I coloured with Copics instead of paper piecing. I switched to paper piecing thinking it would be quicker. I was wrong. 😂
And there you have it. Thank you for visiting. Happy Holidays!
Hello everyone. I have, not one, but eight Christmas cards to share today. Unfortunately, none of the recipients have received their cards before this post, so I hope they will like them when they do. 😉
I placed the four puppy images in my MISTI and stamped them with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper twice and coloured them with Copics. I coloured one set red and the other blue. I was planting to use Kraft with all of them and make them all the same, but when I went through my bags of scraps, I found various pieces and snippets that would allow each to be slightly different. Most of the images were die cut out with a circle die and paired with a Merry Christmas frame. A few were die cut out with the coordinating die and added to different backgrounds.
snippet: embossed red stripe square
snippet: grid stencilled Kraft panel
snipoet: embossed woodgrain Kraft panel… I just sponged Kraft ink on top so the details would show better.
snippets: white stitched panel, Kraft tag and red ribbon… I just stencilled Kraft ink through a Radiating Rays stencil to create the background
snippet: I found one white double embossed panel and liked how the circle frame nestled perfectly into the circle area so I double embossed a second piece.
snippet: navy blue panel… there were actually two panels so I just kept this one very simple and silver heat embossing the sentiment
snippets: silver Christmas die cut sentiment and the other navy blue panel… I just die cut a stripe panel from white cardstock and stamped happy and wishes
That does it for this post. Thank you for visiting. Happy Holidays!
Hello there. I have another Christmas card to share today. In honour of National Cocoa Day, I made a cocoa inspired Christmas card. Unfortunately, I don’t have any cocia sentiments, but I will have to rectify that in the new year. 😂
Masked and stamped the images with black Memento ink on Neenah cardstock. Masked the bottom of the panel and blended Tumbled Glass distress ink around the image, and then went back in and ink blended through a Sun Ray stencil.
Removed all masks and coloured with Copics. Next, stamped the steam with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. I wanted a subtle effect, but I may be too subtle. Added clear shimmer to the rays then black heat embossed the sentiment.
For some interest, the panel was die cut with a stitchedscallop frame. A second frame was die cut to stack for a bit of dimension. Mounted all pieces onto a white top folding card base and added clear sparkly sequins to finish.
On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment. Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper. Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background. Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars. Repeated with acrylic white paint. Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.