Hi and welcome to this month’s Scissor’s paper Heart blog hop. If you’ve come here from Alison’s blog, you’re on the right track. This month I have an admission to make, I’m officially a fan girl! For the last couple of months, I have been binging on YouTube videos from a blog that the wonderful Christine Lothian connected me to, JenniferMcguireInk. So many gorgeous techniques, so much to learn! So it goes without saying that I took my Inspiration from there for this month’s card.
I’ve always loved a blue and silver Christmas theme and have wanted to create a Christmas card in those colours forever. Close to My Heart has some gorgeous Christmas paper packs. My two favourites are the Beary Christmas and Silver and Gold. Beary Christmas features Charcoal, Cranberry, Fern, Glacier, New England Ivy, Pebble, Pewter, Tangerine and White Daisy while Silver & Gold features Black, Pebble, Pewter, White Daisy and Gold Foil.
One of my favourite colours is Pebble from the new Basic colour palette. So I started there, added Glacier and worked through the blue shades that I had. My colours chosen for this card are Pebble, Seaglass (last year’s featured color) Glacier and Sapphire. I stuck with the blues because I wanted to go with a monochrome palette.
I’ve also focussed on the Silver and Gold Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts and the I ❤️Christmas thin cut.
First I stamped the bauble image across the card, using the masking technique in the various blue shades. I cut out a number of masks, to try to stop the ink bleeding between images. Using the grid lines on my Close to my heart mat, I stamped the first image, masked that then stamped the second image down approximately 1/4″ and across 1/2″ grid space. This image was then masked and the 3rd image was stamped up 1/4″ and across 1/2″ and so on until I had a line of baubles.
Next I cut my Christmas sentiment from white card stock, stamped it with versamark ink and embossed it three times with silver embossing powder, allowing the sentiment to cool between each layer. I love this technique because it gives the sentiment both smooth finish and extra dimension. Finally, I stamped and cut a single bauble in Sapphire ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder so that it would pop off the card.
Once I had all of these components completed, I put the card together, using a glue tape roller to attach my stamped page to a card and liquid glass to hold the sentiment firmly in place. I decided to highlight the sentiment by mounting it on a piece of White Daisy card with Pebble card behind it. To finish things off I simply ruled the lines to create bauble strings using my Journalling pen and added some bling.
Now do yourself a favour and pop over to Kerry’s wonderful blog.
Wishing you Peace, Love and Laughter.