Hi blogging friends
Today I am sharing a Christmas card using a fun image by Penny Black: Naughty or Nice. I had to make a bigger card base to accommodate the long image so used a business/DL sized base:
The image was stamped onto watercolour paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured with Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils and a small, round paintbrush. I chalked around the image with blue chalk for the sky. I added Stampendous Cotton White fun flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter for the snow on the ground plus the snowflakes; I adhered it using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Here is a wee close-up:
The sentiment is by Hero Arts and I added a red rhinestone at each end. All the panels were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools. The ribbon was attached in a 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
The side panel was embossed using an embossing folder from the Sizzix Powdered Sugar set. The snowflakes are by Jesse James - Snowflake Collection - Snow Globe - and were glued on using Crafter's Pick Incredibly tacky glue.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - December - Christmas
Penny Black and More/Allsorts - December - Traditional Christmas Colours
Splitcoaststampers Free for All F4A199 - Christmas Carols - this is my 2nd card for the challenge and this time my song inspiration is "Winter Wonderland" (one of my favourite Christmas songs) - in particular, the line: "In the meadow we can build a snowman."
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you care to leave - they are very much appreciated at this very busy time of year! Can't believe it is only 1 week to Christmas! Wow!
Stamps: Penny Black Naughty or Nice? 3282L wood mount, Sentiment from Hero Arts Merriest Christmas Wishes clear set CQ377
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft Be Merry 12" x 12" (from 2010)
Accessories: 140lb watercolour paper, Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils, Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock mixed with fine Crystalina glitter, Perfect Layers Tools, Kaisercraft red rhinestones, Big Shot, Sizzix Powdered Sugar embossing folder set, Bow Easy, green satin ribbon, Fray Stop, Kaisercraft blue chalk, Jesse James Snowflake embellishments - Snowflake Collection - Snow Globe, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, cardstock - red, green
Punches: EK Success Scalloped Scallops edge