Just a quick post today! I can’t believe that my last three cards have all had Christmas themes, but I am keen to get organised a little earlier this year, as the months of June to December always seem to pass in a flash!
So, here I am in Week 2 of MUSE Christmas Visions!
I really loved the colours and textured feel of Chriss’s beautiful card here:
That flower has such a textured feel about it, and that teal green provided such a fantastic contrast.
Here is how I was inspired:
I didn’t even change the layout. I was inspired to keep it ‘as is’. (Sorry Chriss, I think I might have crossed from MUSE inspiration into straight out CASE territory!)
I don’t have a poinsettia stamp, or any bloom that could mimic it, so I made my own, using a veined leaf stamp. The leaves were first stamped in white in a concentric pattern. I did this twice, so that they overlapped a little. I then stamped the central ‘petals’ in the Soft Suede ink, overlapping the leaves a little tighter to get more shadowing.
I absolutely loved the jewelled centre of Chriss’s card, so was keen to retain it and its glorious colour. I used a flower-shaped rhinestone from my stash and coloured it with an alcohol marker, before applying it to the centre of my flower.
And that ‘JOY’ stamp got a chance to shine again! I am going to need to expand my Christmas stash!
Thanks for visiting!
Cardstock: Soft Suede; Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Brilliance Moonlight White (Tsukineko); Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!)
Stamp: Art of Life (KaiserCraft); Joy (my stash)
Other: Paper Rounder (Stampin’ Up!); Flower Rhinestone; green Sharpie (my stash)