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

Carol x


Joyce said...

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.

Suchi said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

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

Carole said...

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.

cm said...

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!

Sarah said...

Love the simplicity, yet boldness of this card Carol xx

cotnob said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Nandini said...

Truly fabulous and meaningful card. Absolutely love it!

Nora Noll said...

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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