Hello everyone!! Hope you are having a great day today. I'm here to post my inspiration post for Inspired By Stamping.
Every year, in November I decide that the next year I'll start making Christmas cards in January. And this year I did start and made a few cards. But that's not going to help much! I need to make lots more. I just realized it's already August and I've missed the Christmas in July as well. So I decided to make a Christmas card for my August inspiration post.
Look at all the shimmer! Perfect for Christmas!! I've used the newly released Happy stamp set and the older Snowflake Wonder stamp set. I used Tonic Nuvo Glitter Markers for the background.
WARNING: This is a picture-heavy post. I wanted to show the beautiful shimmery goodness in all directions possible ;)
I took a watercolor card stock panel of size 4" x 5.25". I started by scribbling the Tonic Nuvo glitter markers on to my acrylic block. I used the 2 blue colors from the Midnight Shadows and the purple from the Northern Lights set.
I added a few drops of water to it and mixed it with a brush. Then I picked it up with the brush and colored the watercolor panel. I used the light blue on the top, followed by dark blue and purple towards the bottom.
After 1 coat of the colors, I let it dry before adding more. This is how it looked after 1 coat.
I continued adding more color to it. I decided that I want the bottom part to be more blue than purple. So I added a lot of the dark blue color over the purple.
Look at all the shiny shimmer here!!
Then I stamped the snowflakes from the Snowflake Wonder stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed them with Wow! White pearl embossing powder. It really is Wow!!
Now for the sentiment, I stamped "happy Christmas" from the newly released Happy stamp set and embossed it with the same white pearl embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I then used the second largest die from the Fancy Labels die set and drew the outer outline of the die and cut it out with scissors. I didn't die cut with the die because it was a bit smaller for the way I stamped the sentiment and this size seemed perfect. Also I wanted to use the largest die of the set as a mat to the sentiment panel. I hope that makes sense.
I colored this panel with the light blue and the dark blue Nuvo glitter pens, in the same way as the background. And the same amount of shimmer ;)
To make a mat for this sentiment panel, I die cut a white card stock with the same die.
I added versamark ink on the edges of the die cut panel and embossed it with the same White pearl embossing powder from Wow!
Then added the sentiment panel on top of the embossed mat panel.
I added a piece of white satin ribbon to the background panel.
I popped the matted sentiment panel with foam tape.
Now for the card base, I used a top folding A2 card base. I embossed the edges of the front of the card base with the white pearl embossing powder.
I adhered the background panel on to the card base with double sided adhesive tape.
So, do you like it? I love this pearl embossing powder. It kind of gives a tone on tone look but when you tilt the card you see the pearly sheen. Maybe you can get a better idea when you see this tiny clip.
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Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!! Take care.
Submitting this to:
- HLS Christmas Challenge - Anything goes optional poinsettia
- HLS Watercolor Challenge - Anything goes optional flower
- Merry Monday Christmas in July Linkup
- Power Poppy - Mix & Match - the sentiment and the snowflakes are from 2 different stamp sets
- Sparkles Christmas - Festive sentiment
- Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
- Winter Wonderland - Use lace, ribbon or twine
- Word Art Wednesday