Thursday, 30 July 2020

Mistletoe Magic

Hi there everybody.  A Christmas card today with the Rudolph Days Challenge in mind, and I made it a one layer card to enter the Less is More Challenge too.  Note:  unfortunately I realised after publishing that you are only allowed to enter up to five challenges including theirs so my entry is not valid.  I will be in touch with them in the morning.

I started with a Penny Black stencil which I decided to use a pencil with to transfer the outlines to my base card so I could watercolour it.  I used Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks for the leaves and stems and then used some White Pearl Liquid Pearls for the berries.  I then finished by softly blending some Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks randomly over the background about three quarters of the way down the card, but unfortunately it doesn't show up very well in the photo, and added a sentiment stamped using Versamark and WOW Silver Metallic Embossing Powder.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am also joining in with the following challenges:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 75 Anything Christmas Goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge - "N" for No Fuss and "O" for Over the Top.  Mine is 'No Fuss'.
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Hip to Be Square.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas in July.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes Optional: Nature.


  1. I just popped across from the LIM challenge, so sorry your entry isn't valid, Pat, it's lovely - sophisticated and elegant - good luck with your other challenges


  2. Hi Pat,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What a very fab idea to draw around the stencil and then water colour it.
    You have done such a wonderful job of that colouring also.
    Great pearly dots too.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. So beautiful Pat, lovely design and beautifully coloured, Kate x

  4. Beautiful stamp and colours, love the CAS design-a fabulous Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

  5. I lurve the elegance of this card!
    This has come together beautifully!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

  6. I also love the elegance, it was the first that came to mind when I saw the picture! The little pearl dots are really beautiful and the finishing touch!

  7. Lovely CAS Christmas card Pat..very elegant


  8. how beautiful..the silver wow just elevates the whole look of this beauty.
    xx Karen

  9. Lovely Christmas card, Pat. I enlarged the photo and yes, I could see the pretty inky blend you achieved in the background.
    The Penny Black stencil is wonderful!
    Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

  10. I love that you've used your mistletoe stencil as a stamp. LOVE the pearls that really add a special detail to your design. xx

  11. What a gorgeous CAS design, Pat and I love the soft inking in the background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges, and I hope you will join us again soon.

  12. Beautiful CAS Christmas card, Pat. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dorte x

  13. This is so pretty Pat... I love the design and those pearls! Stay well...

  14. Such a pretty creation

    Thanks for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. What a great idea to outline through the stencil and then to water colour those pretty mistletoes. The background looks so delicate and what a beautiful card Pat x.


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