Winter Bouquets

Hello there. A new challenge has begun at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is ‘anything goes’ as long as it is Christmas. Here is my card:

I used the Honey Bee Stamps ‘Winter Bouquet‘ Honey Cuts and took lots of inspiration from watching YouTube and Nicole Spohr when she was making cards with this set.

The main thing for me was to use Copics on the die-cut elements to create some dimension – a game changer for me. I never thought of doing that to die cuts when using a coloured card.

I die cut the elements out of coloured card, used some matching Copics, then assembled as you see. The centre of the poinsettias are actually a very bright yellow glitter card – no idea where it came from – and then I just used a brown Copic to tone it down.

The sentiment is white heat embossed, and is from a Stampin Up set and white heat embossed onto a die cut panel.

I stuck most of the element down with 3D glue gel, only the tiny sprigs where stuck with glue.

The background is a piece of water-colour card and spritzed with Lumi spray – I wanted a bright shimmer to the background. then came the Nuvo drops – I’ve not used them for a few weeks so here we go – making up for the loss!

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Challenge occasions

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas – option snowflake (not taken)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeatg

Crafting Happiness Challengeatg

I smile when I think of you..

Hi there. Another CAS card design for today:

I tried to capture the shimmer and shine on the leaves, and the Lumi spray.

I took a black piece of card and stenciled some leaves using Indigo Blu ‘thick slap-it-on’ and let it dry.

I then sprayed – using short and sharp sprays, and then some longer finer mist spray – to try and get some variation in the drips and drops. The ‘slap-it-on’ resisted the spray – for the most part – leaving a black silhouette of the leaves.

Whilst this was drying, I used the Reverse Confetti cover panel to create the window, and taped the square black and green image underneath – adding the whole to a white card base.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challengeanything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Simply Less Is MoreCAS dribbles, drips, splats

Addicted to CASCAS silhouette

Good Cluck

Hi there. I have a CAS card to share today using a background made with Distress Oxides Sprays, and Lumi Spray from Craftbox UK:

I made a few backgrounds at the weekend using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprays. I have had these for a while and not really played with them, but I like more muted look to them as compared to blending the Distress Oxide inks.

I also sprayed some Lumi Spray in green on top – the green became more muted – but the shine remained.

I cut a square out of the yellow toned piece of card, then stamped the chicken image, placing the square below the opening in the Reverse Confetti cover panel die.

I think a very CAS card, but quite effective with the yellow and shiny tone.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers CAS feathers

QKR Stampedeanything goes

All Fun Challenges – anything goes (optional colour scheme not taken)

AAA CardsCAS one image, Optional inspired by TV not taken)