Saturday, 10 December 2016

Tim Holtz and Happy Little Stampers Christmas card

Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas Cards Challenge

Hello everyone, 

If like me, you are up to the ears in preparation for Christmas, and haven't finished making your cards yet, you would be advised to pop over to my friend Kylie's blog for some fabulous inspiration. Kylie is the powerhouse behind the Addicted to Stamps/Addicted to CAS/ Happy Little Stampers Challenges as well as deigning and producing her own fabulous stamp line. She is currently running a 12 Days of Christmas Card Challenge and I was delighted when she asked me you join her today.

I came up with this card

I took a square panel of white card and cut the poinsettia die from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas dies. I put red card behind it and die cut it again in green so I could inlay the holly leaves around the poinsettias. I stamped and embossed the 'Merry ' from Happy Little Stampers Everyday Sentiments in red before adding a couple of other words from the set in greern ink.

I coloured the centres of the flowers and then added some glitter. I usually like lots of white space but in this case, the card looked quite stark, so I masked off the middle with a circle and used a Clarity Stencil Brush to brush on some red ink and spotlight the centre of the card. I die cut and shaped a couple of holly sprigs from Papertrey Ink and added a few pearl berries before fixing them to opposite corners of the panel. All that was left was to layer up the panel and adhere it to the base card on foam tape. The foam tape and pearls make this less post friendly, but this one is for hand delivery so it doesn't matter.

I'd like to play along with

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


Marianne said...

Stunning card! The soft blending makes the poinsettias pop even more.

Marina said...

You are queen of masking. This is gorgeous.

Kylie said...

Carol, the way you explained how this card came together is fabulous. The techniques you have used, once again, leave me speechless. I LOVE this card. Thanks for being such an inspiration and joining me with my 12 Days of Christmas Cards! xx

Darnell said...

This card would have been gorgeous without the white circle, Carol, but giving it that extra detail and dimension was genius! You are an amazing designer!! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Carol, such an ingenious design xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! This is superb! So cleverly designed!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a gorgeous design, Carol! I love the pink/white with your beautiful poinsettias.

Nora Noll said...

Oh Carol!! This is BREATHTAKING!!! I LOVE everything about this!!!!!


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