Tonight’s card is for the Inspired by a Christmas Carol challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas and the tall & skinny sketch at Mojo Monday.
My usual go to Christmas songs are Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to do a song challenge and he said Silent Night. I remembered I had a few stamp sets from Verve that were released last year and chose Weary World and O Holy Night as my song.
I broke my rule of using the papers I chose for this month. I didn’t have anything traditional in that pile so I used Bo Bunny’s Christmas Cottage from last year. I wrapped some twine from The Twinery around my card panel before gluing it down. The image was colored with my Zig Color Clean brushes, it’s been awhile since I used them.
Here is the sketch~
Stamps: Verve Stamps Weary World
Ink: Ranger Archival Potting Soil, SU Night of Navy
CS: MFT Kraft, Sweet Tooth, Tim Holtz distress cardstock
PP: Bo Bunny Christmas Cottage
Other: Zig Clean Color brushes, The Twinery twine
Tonight’s card is for the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge with the optional twist of candles.
I stamped the candle on the cardstock and then stamped it again on masking paper. Once I applied the mask, I sponged Fossilized Amber distress ink around part of the image. This took me forever to get right lol…first I couldn’t find my ink blending refills so I tried a sponge dauber, that did NOT go well. After the 2nd attempt, I found a different sponge and that thankfully worked! I was debating adding Glossy Accents to it but didn’t want to wait for it to dry. Should I add it to give the card a little more dimension? Hmm….
I am quite pleased that it looks like the idea I have had in my head for several days. Now to go clean up my mess and hopefully start another card but since this one took so long, it’s not looking promising lol.
Stamps: Flourishes Christmas Candles
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress ink Fossilized Amber
CS: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White
Other: Smooch Gold Lame. Stampendous masking paper, copics
Last card of the weekend, this one is for the Make the Sentiment the Star at A Blog Named Hero.
I pulled out my Hero Arts Holiday Cheer and an old Sizzix embossing folder to make this sparkly Christmas card. The embossed panel is Shimmery White from Stampin’ Up! but it didn’t photograph well. The navy blue is Night of Navy from SU as well. I finished the card off with some basic rhinestones also from SU.
Tomorrow night is the Bachelorette finale! Woohoo!! Hoping to get a few cards made while watching it.
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Cheer
Ink: SU Night of Navy
CS: SU Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Other: SU basic rhinestones, dimensionals, Sizzix embossing folder
This card is all about the sparkle for the AEIHeartU Challenge!
I have wanted to use the Let It Snow set for awhile and this was the perfect challenge to showcase it. I had fun adding lots of sparkle with my DecoArt Crystal Glamour Dust to the trees. I also added some to the Bright in the sentiment after popping it up on dimensionals.
A cute little wintry scene
Hoping to get at least one more card done today but we will see…I have a bit of a mess to clean up from the last few cards!
Stamps: Avery Elle Let It Snow
Ink: Ranger Archival Potting Soil, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Soft Sky, SU Night of Navy
CS: Papertrey Ink Select Stampers White
Other: DecoArt Crystal glamour dust, SU dimensionals, Quickie Glue pen, 2 way glue pen, copics