Christmas Happiness, Joys and Love

Christmas Happiness, Joys and Love

I went to Starbucks this morning for my chai latte and was so happy to see the holiday cups have arrived!  So, in the spirit of that, today's project definitely had to be Christmas.  I tried a couple of new things on this card and was really happy with the effects so I'm sure you'll be seeing them more!

Tips & Tricks

  • For both the holly swag and the bow, I stamped the images on to the Crumb Cake cardstock using Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  The images were then watercolored with ink and an aqua painter.  I kept within the lines on the holly, but actually did a shadow of color outside the lines on the bow so that when I punched it out, no Crumb Cake was showing.
  • The other new thing I tried on this project was how I applied the Wink of Stella.  Instead of brushing it on like a pen, I squeezed the holder so there was plenty of paint in the brush tip (but not TOO much), then held on to the pen and tapped it to release splatters onto the card front.  I love the way the splatters shimmer when the light its it just right!
  • Layers.  Sometimes I'm a layers girl and sometimes I'm not.  In this case, I used lots of layers!  When I first layed the DSP onto the card base, I felt it didn't pop quite like I wanted it to, so I added the darker layer of Always Artichoke between the two.  I also added the layer of Always Artichoke between the DSP and the front image piece to help it stand out a little more...and layered it on Stampin' Dimensionals just can't use too many dimensionals. *wink*

I used the following products on this project:


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Until next time...happy stampin'!

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