Get lit for the holidays

This is the last one for today. With this card I’d like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season!

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It’s my entry for:

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Christmas tree atc

Here’s a Christmas themed ATC that I haven’t shared with you yet :

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For the background I started off with a gelli plate print made with metallic acrylic paints, which I almost completely covered up with stamped Tim Holtz images using Brilliance ink. The christmas trees are also made of gelli printed paper. I added some doodling to define the shapes of the trees and banners and added the  presents (Stampotique).  

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Happy Holiday Season!

I know, I’ve been neglecting my blog and my google reader of late, but I’ve been very busy creating cards for the Holiday Season.
I must admit I’m not a Christmas kind of person, but I always  succeed in finding a way to give my holiday cards a bit of a twist and in the end I’m having loads of fun creating them!

This year, Stampotique plays the leading part in many of my Christmas cards!
Stampotique Designers Challenge #77 is all about our favourite sentiment and there’s no doubt that my current favourite is the one I used on the following card(s):

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Moreover, Stampotique Designers Challenge #78 wants us to use non traditional stamps for Christmas. This cute little hat (featured on the Christmas 5 sided cube) gives any of the Stampotique characters a festive look!

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I used Dylusions sprays for the backgrounds and added a bit of texture using golden acrylic paint. The anarchy signs were created using bottle caps and an old credit card. Mink and Little hoo-hoo have been coloured using watercolour pencils.

I’d also like to enter both cards into the Poisoned Peas Please ‘Twisted holidays’ challenge.

With these cards, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season!

Clean and simple embossed stars

Here’s a clean and simple Christmas card that I’d like to share with you:

The stars have been punched out using a die cut. After decorating them using stamps, I covered them with Versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Here’s a more detailed picture:

I hope I’m still in time to enter my card into the following challenges:

Inspired by Tim Holtz

Studio L3 Grungy Monday wants to see our projects inspired by Tim Holtz’ 12 tags of Christmas 2011. I took inspiration from Tag n° 4, my favourite tag of this year’s series (so far, there’s still one tag to go). Here’s the result:

As there are lots of Tim Holtz products that I don’t have, I had to be creative. I substituted his snowman die cut for his snowman embossing folder and I cut out the embossed snowman manually (I used paper instead of grungeboard). I also don’t have the picket fence distress Stain, but I discovered that Pearl acrylic paint dabbers combined with broken china distress stain also produce wonderful results.

Here’s a more detailed picture, but i’m afraid it’s impossible to show the card’s real colours and texture on pic:

Instead of punching ’25’ out of the snowman, I punched snowflakes out of the background, I added a stamped paper behind it (music sheet) and then I filled up the snowflakes with Glossy Accents.

I quite like my Tim inpired card and, what’s more important, I really enjoyed creating it!