This fortnight's challenge graphic inspired me to create a card featuring the traditional green, red and silver using stamps from a set that came as a free gift with a crafting magazine from the UK.
I 'inked' up my stamp using Letraset Aquamarkers and gave a light spritz with water before stamping. I worked from light to dark, spritzing more water for my lighter colours in the background and spritzing less water for my darker foreground image. After heat embossing my ornament in liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), I coloured the image by scribbling on an acrylic block with a red marker and picking up the colour with a damp brush. I stamped the red bow using pigment ink and used some silver thread to 'hang' my ornament. The sentiment was stamped in Archival black ink. I also heat embossed the edges of my panel using liquid platinum ep and adhered my panel to a red card base (Schoolhouse red, SSS). As a finishing touch, I added a little clear Wink of Stella to the ornament and the bow.
Have you finished creating your Christmas cards for this year? If not, why don't you go and check out the AAA Cards blog for more inspiration? I would love to see you play along.
I'm also linking my card up at:
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