Monday, 4 December 2017

December Christmas Card #3 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was good and you have a good week too. Before I start waffling about this card I want to thank all you lovely ladies for the positive comments you yesterday’s card I truly do appreciate it. Today I have another one of those iridescent background cards to share with you and here it is ...

A 145mm square card
Great for posting
The beautiful shimmer and shine

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Addicted-to-Stamps-Challenge #158 Monochromatic 
Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge December Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #362 Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste Challenge #33 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #146 Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenge #16Christmas
That’s Crafty Challenge Green with Envy

This card was created because I’ve been playing with some of my very old stamps and playing with these acrylic paints to see what backgrounds I could create using the acrylic paints neat and onto Kraft snippets.  I love this, love everything about this!  I used just two colours to create the background and once again I used a make up sponge, from yea oldie pound shop, which was lightly sprayed with water before picking up the paints and swirling it across the Kraft card. I stamped then heat embossed the beautiful reindeer with Emerald Creek embossing powder and I love that too. I was worried that heat embossing such a large image would make the acrylic bubble but it hasn’t and that’s so good. I used Distress Brushed Pewter paint to ink up the stars and then lightly sprayed them with water before stamping them and then heated them to make sure they didn’t budge.

I used coloured snippets for my die cut Merry Christmas, I think the card had been coloured with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. I used some little white stars that came out of snowflake die cuts. I used a few of the beautiful sequins I purchased from Little Lucy’s Cards shop. Before purchasing these sequins I had previously purchased a pack from Dovecraft and I wasn’t happy with them because the colour was chipping off the sequins so I indulged a little just for our Christmas cards and they’re worth it 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 Dee Gruenig Reindeer stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sara Davies Signature Range Merry Christmas die
Whimsy Stamps Snowflake dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; make up sponge; spray bottle of water; anti static pad; Tim Holtz Distressing tool

Card Paper:
Craft UK 145mm square Kraft card
Snippets: Kraft card; Sheena Douglass white stamping card (for the sentiment)
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Dyna Iridescent acrylic paint: Green Blue; Blue Green
Emerald Creek HSE-007 Weathered Wood EP
Peacock Feathers Distress IP
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards: Iridescent Clear Sequin Mix
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape


Liz said...

Lovely card, Karen. The acrylic paints make a beautiful background. xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Loving this background, you embossed stag is having a merry old time dancing within it. Thank you for sharing over at That's Crafty.
best Wishes Tracey DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Karen...I love the vibrant background you made for the deer...those paints look simply the shine. I am just getting back to blogging and its wonderful to catch up on your blog
Dr Sonia

Gayatri said...

WOW! Background is awesome. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love it. Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Cara said...

A very pretty card x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous background for the cool embossed reindeer! Fab card! xxx

Marlies said...

You made a lovely background for the dear. A beautiful design! Very stylish! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Planetsusie said...

Absolutely love the background you've made for your creation and the flying reindeer is amazing! Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Anything Goes) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you and I hope we see you again very soon. Sue Pxxx DT

Teresa said...

Love the vibrant colours with shimmer!! Thanks so much for entering at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again! Teresa DT xx

Lys Scrap said...

A bright background for this flying reindeer! Brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my ! The background is stunning !

Lynda Hall said...

Wonderful work. I love your colour choice. Thanks for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge blog this month.
Good luck
Lynda x

SusanLotus said...

This is sooo beautiful!
Merry Christmas.

Helen said...

A beautiful background and a very striking card.

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

Helen x