Monday 24 July 2017

Bold and beautiful Christmas wishes

Hopefully you have already heard my exciting news,
seen my cards in THIS post and
entered for your chance to win on The Stencil Specialist Blog HOP.

This card uses the Stampendous Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp,
Winnie & Walter bow die and Cottage Cutz spruce stems.

I measured the stamp and cut some 3" x 4 1/4" panels to stamp them on.
I aligned the stamp with a panel in my MISTI and started stamping.

I stamped the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Copic friendly) and zapped it with my heat gun to make sure it was completely dry.  Then came the Copic marker colouring to give the ornaments a pop of colour and dimension.  I used a gold metallic gel pen to colour the top of the ornaments, the round accent on the largest ornament and the accent star bursts & splatters.

I matted the image panel with black cardstock,
giving it a 1/2" border using my Perfect Layers Ruler.

I die cut the dimensional bow (Winnie & Walter) in white cardstock and shaded with red Copic markers to match the ornaments.  I die cut bundles of pine broughs (Cottage Cutz) in black cardstock, then layered them all together with the image panel on the card base.

Stampendous - Pine Ornaments Cling Rubber Stamp
X-Press It - A5 Blending Card
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
heat tool
Copic markers - R20-21-22-24-27
Kaisercraft metallic gel pen
American Crafts - textured cardstock - black
Perfect Layers Ruler
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft Release Paper
Winnie & Walter - bow - Take A Bow Cutaways
Cottage Cutz - dies - Spruce Stems
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid Adhesive - to adhere layers
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere bow elements together
Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive - to adhere the pine broughs
foam squares - to adhere the bow


Don't forget to hop on over to my The Stencil Specialist Blog Hop post for your chance to win the awesome prize pack - good luck!

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Perfect Time To Craft - 1st July 2017 - Open Challenge #07
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - CHNC Extra for July - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk 28 - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Challenge #11 - Christmas In July
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #310 - Any Holiday
Koala T Crafts - July Theme - Red or Blue or Stars
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1730 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #132 - Primary Colors and/or Something Beginning With "S"
QKR Stampede - Up, Up and Away or Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs - Challenge #4 - Square Cards
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Challenge #78 - An Ornament
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #31 - Anything Christmas Goes
optional theme Oh Deer!
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #303 - Holiday Time
In the Southern Hemisphere we have a HOT summery Christmas,
so my dream holiday would be a wintery white Christmas


  1. Another beautiful card using that lovely stamp. Thanks again for sharing at Sparkles Christmas

  2. A very beautiful card. Love the image and fab coloring. Thank you for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.

  3. Hi again! You have such a gorgeous set - every color is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede - Anything Goes challenge. this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  4. Such a lovely Christmas card so sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

  5. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  6. Beautifully simple card, Tracy, and I absolutely LOVE the black and red combo! It's really wonderful to see you playing in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw and come play again soon, won't you?
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Lovely card! You have chosen beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at SheepSki Design challenge. Hope to see you there again!!

  8. A beautiful card and a lovely design

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this month


  9. Wow, so crisp looking. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Koala T Crafts Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  10. Such a gorgeous card. Your ornaments just shine. Great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  11. Stunning!! The simplicity and the boldness of the black and red combine to create something really spectacular! Love it!! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  12. Stunning, just loving the set of cards you made in both colours. Loving the image and your colouring and adding the black card makes them stand out.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
    Jean xx

  13. An absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for playing at Morgan's Artworld challenge. Faith DT

  14. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.


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