Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Snowflakes, stencilling, PP and stockings

To make things a little easier for you (and for myself), I decided to group my last three pink Christmas cards together in a single post. After all, each of these card inspired the next one.

While browsing the web, I spotted a pink card with translucent embossing past over an ink-blended background. I copied that idea, using one of my non-Christmassy stencils by Stamperia. After my panel was dry and die cut using my stitched rectangle die (SSS), I added some gold splatters (that don't really show up in the picture but add a nice sparkle IRL). To finish off, I simply added 2 stacked snowflakes (SSS) and a previously stamped and die cut sentiment (SSS Christmas word mix).

I thought I could create a similar look using some patterned paper that I had already cut to size. I did blend some coral pink ink around the edges and behind the snowflake. I added Nuvo drops to the ends of the snowflake to match the yellowish elements of the PP.

For my final card, I used another sheet of the PP to create my hanging stockings. I had already stamped a die cut a bunch of these stocking images last year. They were originally designed as cookies (Gingerbread Fun, Paper Discovery), but I think I can use them any way I like. I did some quick colouring using my Copics. I created a faux wood plank by scoring a strip of kraft cardstock and swiping it with a grey-brown ink. The sentiment (from an older stamp set by Technique Tuesday) was heat-embossed in gold. For a fun touch, I decided to hang the stockings using some brads from my stash, so that they can move.

I'm linking up my cards at:

Jingle Belles - Dreaming of a pink Christmas 


As always, the first JB challenge in October
is all about pink holiday cards. 
And for every card that is being linked up 
this fortnight, the lovely Jingle Belles, 
Lauren and Stephanie, will each be donating 
2 dollars to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

I'm also linking up my first card at:

HLS - Anything goes with stencils


CCAYR - Sth. starting with S and/or T (Snowflake)

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My second cards is also playing at:

Christmas 24 - #40 Simply snowflakes

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While my third card is also playing at:

CHNC - #564 AG Christmas (optional: stockings)


CAS stencilling for a pink Christmas

Hello everyone. I'm in the final stretch of posting this year's pink Christmas cards ... for now. I have enjoyed creating these so much that I cannot promise I won't be creating more pink Christmas cards this year LOL.

After waiting for many weeks or rather, several months, my crafty orders are slowly but steadily being released by Greek customs. The delay is caused by the new EU tax rules that came into effect on July, 1st. To give you an idea, I finally received a parcel from the UK yesterday, that had been shipped on June, 27th. 

Anyway, the stencil that I used on today's card (Winter Holly by Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson) arrived a few weeks ago. Since it's a slimline stencil, I did not cover my entire A2 card panel, so I decided to place it at an angle. After I finished my ink blending, I shifted the stencil slightly and drew the outlines using Chameleon fineliners. I also used these markers to add veins to the holly leaves and draw lines at the top and bottom. Because the panel still looked a bit bare, I added spots all over. 

To finish off, I foiled the edges of my card base using double-sided tape and foil sheets from a bargain store. I also created a small foiled panel for matting my sentiment (from an older SSS stamp set). I used my Copic markers to colour in the Love letters.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Dreaming of a pink Christmas 


As always, the first JB challenge in October
is all about pink holiday cards. 
And for every card that is being linked up 
this fortnight, the lovely Jingle Belles, 
Lauren and Stephanie, will each be donating 
2 dollars to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

HLS - Anything goes with stencils


HLS Christmas - Anything goes (optional: Joy)


STAMPlorations Stencil - Anything goes


NBUS - #31 Anything goes with never before used stuff



Christmas eve

I created this card panel during the Eat Sleep Crafty Retreat that took place in June and was being hosted by Justine Hovey, Ingrid Blackburn and Laurel Beard. The virtual retreat was loads of fun and a great way to get my out of my creative slump, and intend to join Justine, Laurel and guests again in November. 

I used my NBUS Christmas Eve stencil (Visible Image) and DOIs to do my ink blending. The stencil set contains both the positive and negative part of the skyline scene, besides Santa's sleigh and a big Christmas word.

Justine used a die and lights for her sky, but since I did not own any lights, I used another stencil (Create a Smile) to create a heat-embossed starry sky.

For my sentiment, I die cut my NBUS Joyful die (SSS) from plain white cardstock and used another prestamped and die cut strip (SSS Christmas Word mix) underneath.

I'm linking up my card at:

Jingle Belles - Dreaming of a pink Christmas 


As always, the first JB challenge in October
is all about pink holiday cards. 
And for every card that is being linked up 
this fortnight, the lovely Jingle Belles, 
Lauren and Stephanie, will each be donating 
2 dollars to the US Breast Cancer Research Foundation

HLS - Anything goes with stencils


STAMPlorations Stencil - Anything goes


NBUS - #31 Anything goes with never before used stuff