Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Why are you giving me that look, like I'm crazy? Let me tell you, nothing like starting now and making a card or two a week. And while you make them, why not share them with us over at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. If you joined our first challenge, we do love looking at your fabulous creations. If you didn't, hop on the bandwagon for our second challenge of the year, which is all about Lots of Sparkle. You can find lots of inspiration from the awesome DT. And as usual, there are also a great prizes from our fabulous sponsors. This time our sponsors are The Stamping Boutique, Sami Stamps and Oddball Art who are all giving three digis to one winner each. In addition, the DT will pick three favourite creations who will receive a badge to proudly display on your blog.
For my card I chose the super cute Holly Owl digi from Sami Stamps. I decided to do something slightly different this time and paper pieced the owl instead of colouring him.
I started by printing the image onto white paper and creating the background. First I stamped the snowflakes using Versamark and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Then I coloured the background using Tim Holtz distress inks Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord.
|I tried my best to try and show the holographic embossing around the
edges of the card, although it was quite hard to photograph.
Next, I printed the owl onto brown and green DSP and fussy cut the pieces and assembled the owl, holly and branch from the pieces. I cut the eyes out from white paper and coloured the eyes using Copics. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark and heat embossed in white.
Then for the "Lots of Sparkle" bit. I inked the edges of the card using Versamark and embossed using Holographic embossing powder. I also added red rhinestones to the holly. Last, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies to cut out snowflakes from white cardstock, and added stickles for even more sparkle. I matted the card onto brown cardstock and adhered to a blue card. I printed a sentiment for the inside and embossed some snowflakes and inked around the edges.
I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
House of Cards - Glitter and/or colours and/or inspiration photo
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes with twist: Make it Cute
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winter Stamping
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - A Christmas Critter with a Splash of Glitter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Sami Stamps Challenge - Add a touch of glitter
|Inspiration photo over at House of Cards
Cardstock: Coloured 240 gsm kraft card Navy and Chocolate, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamp: Holly Owl digi from Sami Stamps, Lawn Fawn Critters from the Arctic, Dovecraft Clear Stamps S'Noel
Inks: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz distress inks Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord, Copics B00, B04
Papers: Dovecraft Merry Magic 8x8 Designer Paper Pack
Other: Ranger ultra fine clear embossing powder, Papermania Holographica and Seafoam White embossing powders, Papermania adhesive rhinestones, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies, Ranger Ice Stickles Blueberry ice