Hello everyone, yes I’m back again with yet more Christmas cards … I’m trying to really ramp up over the next 2 weeks to get myself sorted! Hopefully if I have a full year of crafting in 2022 I won't be so behind ... though that never made any difference in the past!! 😀
Today I would like to share 2 more cards made with my new Lavinia stamps … just how many different ways can I use them before my next order arrives (hopefully tomorrow)?
Both of these cards are very similar, featuring ink blending using a circle mask, trees and a pine cone partial wreath. I have refined my sparkly decorating technique a little, now dotting the trees and hills with my sparkle pen rather than drawing lines which definitely looks better. As always the card looks much more sparkly in real life than the camera shows.
My main challenge for both of these was finding a sentiment to fit … I have quite a few Christmas sentiments but no really small ones .. so may need to adjust the size of my circle next time!
Stamps: Lavinia “Fir Tree 1”, “Small Fairy Fir Tree 2”, “Fir Cone Branch”, “Stars 1 Mini”; sentiment - Wild Rose Studio (card 1), Me To You (card 2);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks - Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, Black Soot; Versafine - Onyx Black and Imperial Purple; Sakura Gelly roll pen - Stardust.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Ally’s Angels #52 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Classic Design Challenge (November) - Anything Goes (9th entry)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #569 - Anything Christmas Goes with option of glitter (2nd entry)
Happy Little Stampers (Christmas): November - Anything Christmas Goes with option Make a Scene
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2147 - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles #68 - Merry Christmas (2nd entry)
SheepSki Designs #56 - ‘Tis the Season (2nd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Make Your Own Background (4th entry)
Stamping Sensations (November) - Christmas (3rd entry)
We Love Stamping (November) - Christmas (3rd entry)
I have actually made a couple more cards than I am showing here but the rest are near duplicates of earlier cards … and I’ll be carrying on the rest of this week with more of the same!!
Take care, and thanks for visiting.