Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pink Poinsettia, Red Berries


Trying to get lots of Christmas cards done, so was sparked by the Christmas Card Throwdown's colour challenge of pink, red, and green.


I had the perfect stamp that lent itself to the three colours:


I stamped on watercolour paper and painted the image with my Gansai Tambi paints.  I added a very pale pink wash around the outside of the image but it scarcely shows up in the photo.

It's bordered in red cs and embellished with some pearls in the centre of the poinsettia.

Thanks for dropping by!





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black florals, Great Impressions sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - cream and red cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, white pearls



Monday, 18 September 2017

White Embossed Poinsettia

I've made a card for a couple of great challenges:

The Addicted to CAS challenge is:



The Flower Challenge has Tic-Tac-Toe this month:

I chose the left hand vertical column - embossing, gems, and white - and created this card:


I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia twice on vellum and then fussy cut one whole flower and one just the inner part of the flower.  I layered the two and slightly curled up some of the petals.

I die cut a deckle-edged background layer and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in silver.

I added silver gems to the centre of the poinsettia.

Vellum is so easy to fussy cut when it's heat embossed so I might make a couple more of these in other colour variations for my Christmas stash.





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white and silver
Paper - white cs, heavy vellum
Size - A2
Accessories - white and silver embossing powder, silver gems, Nestabilities deckle-edged rectangle die



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Holly Leaves on an Ornament

I really need to get busy with Christmas cards!  So hope to do lots of the Christmas challenges that are out there to get me inspired.  The current Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is to use leaves.

I went with holly leaves:


My Christmas ornament is NOT a die cut - it's the gold card board from underneath a French pastry I recently bought. It was still very clean after I'd eaten the pastry, and too perfect to through away - and perfectly ornament shaped with the tab at the top!

The holly and sentiment are die cut. I die cut the holly from a shimmery green cs that looked too pale so I rubbed it with Evergreen Bough ink and got it looking more holly-coloured. Red gemstones are the berries.

I'll be back with lots of Christmas cards in the next couple of months!





Supplies:
Ink - Distress Evergreen Bough
Paper - cream, green, and red shimmer cs; gold cardboard cake board
Size - A2
Accessories - Penny Black holly die, Tattered Lace "merry" die, red gemstones, gold cord



Saturday, 16 September 2017

Delicate Silhouette

It's time to remind you that it's mid-month and you only have until September 24th to enter the CAS Watercolour challenge:


My reminder card uses a very delicate silhouette:


I did a wet smooshed background on tissue paper using Oxide inks.  See Loll Thompson's video on tissue paper watercolouring for the technique.

I then trimmed it and glued it to cs.  I stamped a delicate silhouette sprig on it, framed it, and popped it up on the cardbase with fun foam.

Check out the other wonderful creations from our Design Team and our very talented Guest Designer, Birgit, (Rapport fran ett skrivbord) at the CAS Watercolour blog.





Supplies:
Stamps - Stampendous sprig, Great Impressions sentiment
Ink - Distress Oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Broken China, Salty Ocean), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white cs, tissue paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Dienamics Peek-a-boo window, fun foam