Monday, 2 January 2023

QCAS Christmas card with ink blending

Hello everyone. I'm back with a quick as well as clean and simple Christmas card.

I had stamped the text using one of my sister's stamps (Lavinia, if I remember correctly) when I was visiting back in October. I simply used a circle mask to do some ink blending with distress inks and added a bow from another stamp set in my stash. I drew the string using a Sakura mikron pen and a ruler.

I'm linking up my card at:

Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes

CHNC - AG Christmas
This will be the last CHNC challenge that Hazel is hosting.
Thank you, Hazel, for running the challenge blog for 12 years to keep us motivated!

December Card Chain Challenge Reveal - Peace Love Joy

Hello everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful 2023 full of peace, love, joy and miracles!

It's the 2nd of the month, which means it's time to reveal the cards of the December Card Chain Challenge. My card went to Julia Aston in the US.

We were playing Tic Tac Toe this month, and I picked the diagonal line from the top left: green, bird, friendship, splats, silver.

I used a smooshed background from my UFO box and stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment and birds from a NBUS stamp set by Avery Elle (Noel). I had been admiring this stamp set for a long time and was able to snag it in a sale a few years ago but never got to use it until now. I used my much loved SSS stitched rectangle die to die cut my panel and adhered it to my white card base.

Do pop over to the Card Chain Challenge blog to see all the other cards that were exchanged this month and consider joining us for our January exchange. You still have 4 days to register for this month.

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Christmas stencilling - Tonic magazine 04

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
I still have quite a few last-minute Christmas cards to share. To be honest, most of this year's Christmas cards were more or less last-minute. A great incentive to start working on next year's cards asap!
Anyway, today's cards were made using part of the stencil and one of the stamps that came in a Tonic magazine kit that I purchased earlier this year. I simply could not resist the huge snowflake die set that came in the kit.

I started with blending several green inks and then used a coloured pencel to add more definition and shading. I also used the lightest colour of green for some sutble stencilling on my base card.
To finish off, I added gold splatters and die-cut my panel using a SSS stitched rectangle die.

I'm linking up my card at:

HLS Christmas - AG (option: stencil)

CHNC - #626 AG Christmas