Thursday, 7 December 2017

December Christmas Card #4 aka very merry and bright ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I had so much fun creating a card similar to this last month that I decided to do it again and here it is …

An A6 card
Great for posting
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

Once again I didn’t capture the sparkle on this card, typically it appears that I can manage it some of the time but not all of it. I created this exactly in the same way as I did the one on the 15th November which you can see here.  I stamped and heat embossed the image onto white Sheena card and then applied a layer of clean water. Once I had done that I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to colour the card.

I deliberately kept this card simple as it is one that is going to be posted. I am happy with it, once again, even though the colours aren’t what is considered normal for Christmas but the one thing I’ve always prided myself on is not being normal or usual lol! In fact as I often remind my lovely hubby I am special and he needs to remember it! It is so pretty and I really wish I could have captured that shimmer. 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:
Hero Arts wooden stamp
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine sentiment stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs stitched banners die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; damp paintbrush; anti-static bag

Card Paper:
300 gsm A6 card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: 2016 Special Holiday set
Versafine IP black
WOW Clear EP
Pearls from my stash
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue


Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous! Love the wonderful colours and I can imagine all the shimmer and sparkle from those pens! Being different is cool! I like being different too! xxx

Jo said...

So, so beautiful Karen......the colours are gorgeous! I love being lot call me unique lol x

Tammy L said...

This is such a great card! I totally love the non-traditional colors! Great job! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and hope to see you again. Tammy DT

Cara said...

This is so pretty, I love those vibrant colours x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR December challenge, Hazel, DT, also my CHNC challenge 362 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You made such a fantastic card !

Sue said...

Another fabulous card Karen, anything with zingy colours is a winner with me. Thanks for playing along with us again at Country View Crafts xx

Evelyn Walter said...

love the colors on your card! So unusual but stunning.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Country View Challenges and have a Merry Christmas!
xx Evelyn

Kelly Szafron said...

Pretty card, I love the colours. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.