Sunday, 3 December 2017

December Christmas Card #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. After my stamp improvement with one of my older stamps I decided to get more of those stamps out to play with and here is the end result …

A 145mm square card
Great for posting
The shimmer and shine of that iridescent paint

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

With the exception of the card blank everything else was created with snippets. The swirling green panel was a snippet of Kraft card that I coloured with my Pebeo Dyna Iridescent green blue and blue green paints. I love the finished look of these paints and that they actually look better on dark card than white. I adore using them on Kraft in particular lol! I used two shades of the Dyna paint and a make up sponge to colour the Kraft snippet. I’ve learnt from my play sessions this year that if I lightly spray the sponge or the card with water and then apply paint I get a much smoother blend and it looks beautiful too. I add small blobs of paint either to the card or my craft paint and then lightly spread them across the card until I have the coverage that I want. Over the past year I’ve also gotten much quicker at doing this too, lol, at last! I put the card aside to dry and the next day I stamped the tree and added Emerald Creek EP and I used WOW EP opaque white to stamp and emboss the stars.

I used snippets of white card to die cut the snowflakes and a left over piece of stencilled card that I had added texture paste to before colouring it with Perfect Pearls green which has a torn edge that shows I used Kraft card or paper for that too. I had to add a little Luminarte H2O watercolours to the torn edge and some splats because I thought it was a bit too dark and dull. I must have forgotten how vibrant the Dyna paint is once it has dried lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Stamp N Stor Tree stamp by Dee Gruenig (very old)
Prima Finnabair Elementals 7” x 9” Chicken Wire stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Whimsy Stamps: snowflake die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; make up sponge; spray bottle water; anti static pad; palette knife

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 145mm square card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Dyna High Viscosity Iridescent acrylic paint: Blue Green, Green Blue
Perfect Pearls
Luminarte H2O watercolours: gold
Emerald Creek AAC-NL Northern Lights EP
WOW Opaque White EP
Pebeo texture paste
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Washi tape (for the stencil)


Liz said...

Love this tree stamp, Karen and the background is gorgeous. xx

ellyscard creatief said...

What a beautiful backgound. Lovely card.

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a lovely card, love that tree stamp and it looks beautiful on your iridescent background, thank you for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares! Deb xo

Jo said...

Karen that's the shimmer & shine too x said...

Hi Karen, you've made a beautiful card. I love the background with the shimmer.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A beautiful creation, perfectly stamped. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the That's Crafty Green with Envy Blog challenge.
Best Wishes Tracey DT

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Wowzers! Love this card so bright and bold!
THank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you with us again! x Zoey

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness ! Your card is absolutely gorgeous !

Sue said...

This is fabulous Karen, I love the glow that the Pebeo paints give, and it looks different every time. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy Christmas. Sue xx

Evelyn Walter said...

The stamp looks great, Karen and i love this fabulous bafckground!
Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Country View Challenges and have a Merry Christmas!
xx Evelyn

Claudia N. said...

An amazing background and card, Karen! Wow!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares!
Claudia x