Cardmaking

Walking in a winter wonderland

Hi crafty people, I hope you are all having a fab day.  Today I’m sharing a card for the  Paper Players Challenge , which currently has a Christmas theme.  This was a new challenge to me but I do love a crafty challenge!

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I decided to go for a snowman theme and pulled out a stamp that I bought last year from Wild Rose Studio.  I stamped it in memento ink and coloured it with a mix of alcohol pens from spectrum noir, Nuvo and First edition.  I added a little sparkle with the spectrum noir sparkle pen.

To make the scene for my snowmen I cut a scalloped circle from royal blue and a white circle to go on top.  I heat embossed some snow flakes in 3 different colours and added some white glitter card for the snow on the ground.  Then I mounted the cute snow family on top.

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To make the stopper I just added a blue circle with a sparkly mini christmas tree and raised it with some foam pads.

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I hope that you like my finished card, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja! x)

Supplies list:

Snowmen stamps (CL461) from Wild Rose Studio

Alcohol pens – First Edition, Spectrum Noir and Nuvo

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Card – white glitter, royal blue and baby blue

Circle and scallop circle dies from Tonic Studios

Embossing powder – Papermania silver

Wow Embossing glitters – Calypso and Under the Sea

 

 

Cardmaking

R for reindeer challenge

Happy hump day crafty people!  It’s been a while since I did any crafty challenges so I thought I would enter the  Alphabet Challenge Blog today.  The current theme is R for Reindeer and I knew I wanted to use the Woodware stamp “Rudolph and friends” for this challenge.  It’s a tall stamp so I decided to use a DL card base.

I wanted to create a snowy background for Rudolph so first of all I blended distress oxide in blueprint sketch and faded jeans distress ink.  I spritzed the paper with some water and blotted it but I wanted some brighter snowflakes to be falling so I dried off the paper with my heat gun and got out a snowy stencil.  I prepared the paper with my anti static bag and then pressed my clear embossing stamp pad through the stencil before adding the nuvo embossing powder in glacier white and heat embossing.  I think the water drops and the brighter embossed spots gives it some dimension almost like looking into the snow falling at dusk.

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I stamped the reindeer using black archival ink onto white cardstock and coloured the image using watercolour pencils and a water brush.  I used glossy accents to make Rudolph’s nose glow!  Then I fussy cut him out before putting the card together.

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The final touches were to add the sentiment (heat embossed in white again) and a few sparkly sequins.

Are you joining in this challenge?  Say hi in the comments and I can check out your blog too.  I hope you are having a great week and enjoying some festive treats.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x