Hi there. I have at last started my Christmas cards, although I have already made a few throughout the year, but there is still a way to go. I decided to enter the Color Hues Challenge which this time is Yellow and Kraft and I thought that the lantern stamps, and stars and rays of light stencil (there are three different stencils on it) being used for the first time, and which came with the latest Creative Stamping Magazine No. 127 might work with the colour theme. I also used an embossing folder which was a freebie a goodly time ago with a poinsettia and holly frame.
I stamped one of the lantern images onto a piece of white card and also separately stamped the smallest candle, using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and then coloured them using Distress Inks - Brushed Corduroy and Mustard Seed, and also a little Scattered Straw to give the candle a little colour. I then fussy cut them out and stuck the candle inside the lantern. I also cut off the hanging ring from the top and finished by adding some Glossy Accents to the glass parts. I added a circle of blended Mustard Seed ink behind where I was going to add the lantern and then also the rays of light part of the stencil, which I added using Ground Espresso DI. I then added the Poinsettia and Holly embossed frame and decided to colour it with a deep gold/brown Sakura Starlight pen which I thought had a similar tone to the lantern and hopefully fits the colour challenge, and I also used it to add some stars using the stencil, and over the rays of light behind the lantern and a few little dots as well..maybe I overdid it a bit but it looks nice and sparkly. I then added the lamp using some Pinflair Glue gel down the centre to give it a bit more shape, and also some ordinary glue around the edges. I finished with a sentiment from the set stamped using the Vintage Sepia Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Glose Embossing Powder.Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Rudolph Days October Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 150 - Anything Christmas Goes.
Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Stencil.
NBUS Challenge - No. 55 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.