Friday, 23 September 2016

Warm Christmoose hugs...

So what do you do when inspiration strikes, even though it's almost time for bed because you have a busy working day ahead? Most of the time I'm being a sensible girl who goes to bed, but today I could not resist creating another card for the MFT Superstar Contest, using the second of the two MFT stamp sets that I own (so far) AND using a technique that's been on my crafty to do list for a long time.

I arranged the stamps from the Merry Christmoose stamp set onto my MISTI and stamped them onto a panel of black cardstock using Versamark ink and then heat-embossed the stamped images in white ep. After that, I stamped the scene again using white pigment ink and smeared out the ink to create a chalkboard effect. I then did some quick colouring using my Inktense pencils and did a little more smearing using my fingers to add some colour to the embossed tree as well. I drew in a line to connect the stockings, swiped the edges of my card panel over my white ink pad and then mounted my panel onto a white card base. This is definitely one of the quickest cards I ever made, but I love how it turned out.

BTW, if you're curious to see which product I have not shown today, check out the following posts:
here, here and here.

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I'm also linking my card at:
ATSM - 212 Make your mark
Penny Black and More - Add a sentiment (+ hand stamping)


  1. Glad you didn't go to bed this time:) The chalkboard effect is fun, I must try it myself soon. Thanks for the great card you submitted to Addicted to stamps and More Challenge blog!

  2. Oh, how absolutely wonderful! I'm very happy you decided to be a bad girl and stay up late! Have a good weekend!

  3. Love the blackboard effect! Great card! Thank you for joining the ATSM challenge!
    Kamila DT

  4. A great creation and very effective stamping onto black card Marianne, many thanks for joining our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  5. Fabulous coloring job and lovely card design. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More blog--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie--ATSM DT

  6. Aaaah absolutely delightful and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  7. Mooi sentiment met een verhaal. Het chalkboard effect geeft mij het idee of je door een condens raam kijkt. Ik hoor de jingle bells al in de verte. Echt kerst. Liefs Ineke☀️