Woo-hoo...I'm making progress with my Christmas cards, I think. Not as fast as I want, but I'm slowly getting there. This one is using one of my favorites color combos--I have several favorites...LOL--black and white, plus one other color. The other colour is of a rich deep red, burgundy. At least it looks burgundy in real life...haha.
I made my own DP's for this card--not that I wanted to, sort of had to...LOL. I started with colouring Tilda first and after I finished, I realized that I didn't have any designer papers with the same shade of red/burgundy, but thank goodness I do have a stamp pad with the right colour.
The first paper I simply started with a white cardstock and using a sentiment rubber stamp and a Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Aged Mahogany, I stamped the entire page with the sentiments.
For the second paper, I punched out a variety of snowflakes--different sizes and shapes--using post-it notes (only using the section that has the sticky back). I then randomly placed the snowflakes on a white cardstock. Using a make-up sponge and the same Aged Mahogany stamp pad, I dabbed colours all over the paper. Then I did the same using a Black Soot stamp pad this time. Once I was satisfied with the way the colours look I removed the punched snowflakes and voila!
The houses in the background is done using a Dreamweaver brass template, white embossing paste and glitter.
This adorable image is of Something For You Tilda. She is from Magnolia's Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011. Check out the Collection at Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. Diana has a fabulous selection of everything Magnolia (stamps--regular size and mini version, doohickey cutting dies, magazines ...) and excellent services (including discounts and store credit too)!
I've made this into an easel card. Here are full view of the card from different angles.
I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 132 - Black/Grey, Red & White
Allsorts Challenge - Week 129 - Black and White Plus One
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 104 - Christmas Traditions
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas
ABC DT Challenge - for November - Christmas Card
Magnolia Stamp Lover Challenge - Christmas
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #138 - Punch it!
That's all for now. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is very much appreciated. Have a wonderful and productive week!!
Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiment stamps: Magenta 'Christmas...'; Studio G 'have yourself a merry Christmas'; Hero Arts 'Wishing Peace and Joy'
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One and Fancy Tags 2; Tim Holtz Sizzlits Festive Greenery
Punches: Martha Stewart snowflake punches and corner punch; EK Success snowflakes punches
Miscellaneous: Dreamweaver brass stencil (houses); Dreamweaver white embossing paste; Jewel Glitter Ritz cool highlights micro-fine glitter; Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter; Vintage Attic Treasures pearls; ribbon from my stash
Medium: alcohol-ink based markers (Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias; Shin-Han Touch markers); coloured pencils to deepen the shadings.