I have a couple of Christmas cards today.
The first is a non-traditional pink:
I am more comfortable with red and green but who can resist pink?
I embossed this bauble in silver and then coloured it with pink ink and water on an acrylic block. The I covered it in Glossy Accents and waited and waited for it to dry. I searched through my threads feeling sure I'd have the right pink but no. So I had the bright idea of colouring it with the ink. I just dipped it into the wet ink on the acrylic block and it dried much more quickly than the Glossy Accents.
Then I bravely embossed the sentiment and then even more bravely added splatters!
I've never done this before, being sure that I'd ruin the card. (I did practise on another piece of paper first). I'm really pleased with the result.
The bauble and sentiment are stamps which came with stamping magazines. I was feeling rather low a couple of weeks ago and succumbed. I'd like to say they were better for me than chocolate but I probably bought that too!
The pattern up the side is a Stamplorations stamp.
I'd like to enter this into:
Merry Monday - shades of pink and grey or silver.
Rudolf Days September Challenge and
Stamploratons CAS challenge. I always forget to enter but this month the optional colour is Pink.
Here is another card which I am less keen on.
I used an oval mask and sponged the blue through it and then removed it to add the trees. Then I ran a ball tool round the edge to define it. (I may have done that first, I can't remember. That would probably make more sense).
I've used a bit of design paper which I've been hoarding for ages, which is not Christmassy but I don't think that matters, and also a snippet of tartan which is only a snippet as I keep cutting the sheet but never actually using it! Also very old.
The holly is from the magazine set and the little house is Polka Doodles.
I'm linking this to 52CCT where the technique is Masking
and I think I'll drop into the Snippets Playground as I've used lots of snippets and also old stash which is nearly as good.
I'm really not very good at layering, some people do it so beautifully. I'll have to do more observation!
Take care and have fun. x