Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas card


Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, where we have a Holiday theme this time.



I recently got some Clarity Stencil Brushes and wanted to try them so I pulled out a stencil from the Papertrey Ink Sunshine and Rainbows kit, and brushed Bright Buttercup ink through it onto some white card. The brushes give a lovely light coating of ink but I kept adding more ink towards the centre to build up the colour. This stencil has the rays radiating out from a heart but that is covered by my image. Once I was happy with the inking, I cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die and matted it onto a black base card.



I took the Holy Family stamp from the Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas Stamp set, stamped it with Memento Black ink and coloured it with Copic markers. I die cut the image, glued it to some black card and then fussy cut around it.



To finish off, I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black Wonder Collection and added a die cut star from my stash.

This time the challenge is sponsored by




Founded in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs, 4 stamp designers, our exclusive line of stencils, and 20 amazing crafters spread across 3 teams who constantly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. Our clear stamps are perfect for creating CAS, one layer, and mixed media cards, and they can be combined to create a variety of paper crafts. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and
experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!" 


Prize: 2 digital images

You'll find lots of inspiration on the ATSM blog, and you don't have to make a Christmas card - any kind of holiday card is welcome.

Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x


11 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic card. Love how the sun rays radiate out from your focal point--and the color blending and getting darker as they reach the center looks wonderful.

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  2. Such a blissful card it is Carol! LOVE the image and coloring!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. The Holy Family stamp is really cute
    love the paper too
    great colors Carol
    teamie hugs
    Monika

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  4. Wow! that stenciling is superb...and a lovely modern stamp image.....result.....a super classy Christmas card. Thanks for your kind comment.....early days on the neck but fingers crossed.

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  5. Beautiful stenciling; perfect for this lovely image! I bought this stamp last year at an after-Christmas sale; looking forward to using it for some of this year's cards. You've certainly given me inspiration!
    ~carol

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  6. Love the simplicity, yet boldness of this card Carol xx

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  7. A fabulous card Carol, your background is perfect for your lovely image.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Wow! This is a stunning card Carol! I love the beautiful rays you made with the Clarity brushes. Didn't think I needed these, and still don't think I need them, but you are making me want them! lol I can't get over the beautiful results you got making the rays-it just blows me away. I so love your Holy Family, you have colored them up so beautifully. Stunning, just stunning! Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Stunning card...just love those sun rays coming from behind you sweet image. Beautiful!

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  10. Truly fabulous and meaningful card. Absolutely love it!

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  11. WOW!! You did a fabulous job with that stencil. I love how you used the darker colors in the middle and lightened it out at the end. The coloring on that image is just spectacular. Wonderful design Carol!!

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Carol x

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