Hi papercraft friends,
Before I tell you about my Happy Holidays card, I want to let you know that we're celebrating our very first challenge over at the Papercraft Business Challenge blog.
The new Design Team members have been busy behind the scenes with creating their awesome projects that I'm sure you're going to love! Pop over to the December challenge & see for yourself how much of a fantastic & creative team they truly are.
We have new challenges on the 1st day of every new month with fantastic prizes for the winner! So be sure to visit us on a regular basis so you don't miss out on the fun!
The December challenge theme is: Anything Goes - (Optional) Christmas
The winning prize is: Magnolia Designs - Christmas Eve Edwin stamp.
Head over to the Papercraft Business Challenge blog & submit your entry for a chance to win this fantastic prize! Join us in this months challenge & have the opportunity to show off & share your awesome projects with other papercrafters.
Happy Holidays Card
For our first challenge I created a Happy Holidays Christmas card. I based the card around the ever so cute CC Designs - Snowflake stamp.
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I started creating this card by stamping the adorable Snowflake image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card. I used my MISTI & double stamped it to ensure the image had bold & clean lines. I then coloured the image with my Copic Markers.
When I had finished colouring, I fussy cut the image using my Fiskars scissors. To help the image 'pop' a little more, I outlined the image edges with 100 black Copic Marker. To add a bit of sparkle, I used Ranger Silver Stickles for the two snowflakes & also added a little white glitter to the top of his hat.
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The Centre Piece
I trimmed some white cardstock down to 3" x 4" & set about inking it with Ranger Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers Distress inks using my blending tool. I have never used the ink blending technique before & I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
I then used my Cuttlebug machine to cut some snowflakes with the Lawn Fawn Die - Mini Snowflakes with white cardstock. I adhered them with Aleene's Tacky Glue & added a little more white glitter to give them a bit of sparkle.
I inked up & stamped the Happy Holiday sentiment from the Lawn Fawn - Merry Messages stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then re-stamped it with Versamark Watermark Ink Pad & heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.
The Card Base
I cut the Maraschino cardstock & the designer paper down to size. I adhered two doilys on top of the DP & then added some ribbon, a bow, flat back pearls, silver sequins & a snowflake charm. I couldn't leave it at that, so I added some cheese cloth in all corners along with some flowers to give it more detail. Most of these supplies I found hiding in craft stash, just waiting to be used.
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