Thursday, 12 November 2015

Christmas card - To You & Yours Too

Time is not my friend at the moment so I was very excited to complete a card to enter into the latest Global Design Project challenge!  This is GDP010 - click the image for the link to join in or see all the lovely entries.
And this is my card using the To You &Yours Too stamp set, some masking and sponging.
SU, Global Design Project, Heat & Stick, Delicate Ornament Thinlits, sponging
My entry for #GDP010: To You & Yours Too, Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Masking & Sponging
To go with the moonlight theme, I stamped the black cardstock with versamark using the little stars from the stamp set and heat embossed with Heat & Stick before sprinkling with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I masked the moon with a circle of scrap paper (I made it sticky but removable with some 2-Way glue) before sponging with Soft Sky, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Night of Navy and a tiny touch of black.  Then I removed the mask and stamped the main image from the stamp set with Archival black ink.  I then cut out the image with one of the Delicate Ornament Thinlits and sponged the edge with a little black.

The ornament top and hook are cut from Silver Foil with dies from the same set.

I stamped the banner from the Project Life Hello December 2015 stamp set and coloured between the lines with my Pool Party Stampin' write marker (although it's a bit hard to see in the photo).  I manipulated the photopolymer greeting from the Happy Scenes stamp set so that it followed the shape of the banner and stamped with Pacific Point ink.  Then I fussy cut the banner.

The squares are Pacific Point cardstock layered onto Pool Party. The main card is also Pool Party.

I had so much fun with this that I went on to make several more cards using the same stamp set and similar technique: some sunsets and some moonlight.  I added the sled & reindeer image from Cozy Christmas and to some of them I added the trees from the Wonderland stamp set.

SU, masking & sponging, sunset background
Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Black
SU, masking & sponging, Moonlight background, moonlit,
Soft Sky, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Black.  Main image in Basic Grey

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  1. Stephanie, I love the way your scene looks cropped out of the bauble. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with Global Design Project.

  2. WOW Stephanie! This is a work of art. A beautiful take on this week's sketch. Thanks so much for playing along to the Global Design Project this week. xo

  3. Stephanie, Your scene is gorgeous on this ornament. The blue squares in the background are such a wonderful accent to the ornament. Love your take on this sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with week's sketch challenge for the Global Design Team - I'm glad you did.