Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Christmas

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.

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Debra K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous shimmery Christmas card! Love how you've used the glitter pens and the pearl embossing powder. This must look beautiful in real life. You're way ahead of me with your Christmas cards as I hadn't made any yet :-O ! Debra x

brenda said...

A reallt pretty Christmas card Berina and I can just imagine lovely sparkly IRL, your graduated background looks most effective.

B x

SD pooja said...

I am sure must be shimmery in real :)

brenda said...

Popped back Berina as totally forgot to thank you for sharing your lovely snowflake card with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, such a beautiful background and fabulous design - such an elegant Christmas card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a beautiful background you made Berina and so gorgeous the snowflakes look. Thank you so much for visiting me ...yes things are much better at my end!!
Dr Sonia

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card and love the gorgeous result. Beautiful colours Berina.xx[aNNie]

K M Meena Herale said...

What a beautiful background, lovely card. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.


Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A Festive Sentiment" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Christine Harrop said...

What a lovely card and a great background. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland. Good luck. Christine DT x

Joan said...

What a fabulous shimmery Christmas card, love it

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Sparkles
This Month


Jane said...

Beautiful blues! Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

Dora said...

Beautiful christmas card. Nice that tutorial.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Inkyfingers said...

What a lot of beautiful shimmer on your fabulous card, and you created such a gorgeous background for the lovely snowflakes.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, such a beautiful background and fabulous design - such an elegant Christmas card.

Goodman12 said...

Thank you for sharing valuable information.



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