Christmas cards

Hi all, I’m back today for my last post of the day (whew!) to share three Christmas cards I created as a guest designer for Stamplorations Wonderful Wednesday Colouring. As usual I will be creating three completely different cards using stamps, dies and stencils that you can get from the Stamplorations shop and if you comment on the Stamplorations blog, here and at the 2 other fellow Guest Designers Renee and Vinita, you get a chance to win a $15 voucher to the Stamplorations store! You have until the 11th December to leave a comment so I look forward to reading them!

Poinsettia Row

For my first card, I stamped the beautiful Poinsettia Row with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with what I call my “Christmas special” embossing powders from Wow as they’re a mixture of red and gold. (They’re actually called “Heart Throb”). I then simply coloured them with my Cobalt Green Faber Castell PITT Artist pen which looks more like a teal than a green… The “Peace Love Joy“sentiment diecut is from the Artplorations range and was cut from apiece of water-coloured panel I had prepared with red paint & Prima marketing gold Metallic accent watercolour. Don’t you just love that shine? I diecut this panel with Stamplorations Crazy double running stitched rectangle border die. Afew drops of Nuvo crystal drops finished my card.

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My second card uses the “Swirly Blooms” stencil and I wanted to create a card that would remind you of peppermint canes so I first coloured through the stencil using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers before adding a layer of clear gel. That makes them really shiny too! The Merry Christmas diecut was cut twice, in black and gold so that the gold sentiment would really stand out.

swirly blooms

For my third card, I did a watercolour background to accompany the beautiful Nativity diecut which I cut from black card stock. I used my Daniel Smith watercolours, and believe it or not this is the first sky I’ve painted and I’m quite proud of it! 😊 I wanted to depict the heavens opening up at night for the birth of Christ. My hubby didn’t get it as he said there’s no sun at night and I replied “artistic license”! πŸ˜‚

Nativity painting

But once I added the diecut, he said it made sense. I didn’t want to put a sentiment, hoping that the image speaks for itself…

Nativity card

Well I hope you enjoyed my cards and that you’ll be inspired to do some colouring too! All products can be purchased at the Stamplorations store here. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reading your comments.

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