Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Merry Merry : A Christmas Card

Hello stamping friends :) Yesterday we had a giant delicious blog hop full of Christmas Cards by our Design Team. Please stop by if you didn't get a chance to see everything. We had a fun giveaway and now we have a winner to announce!!!

the winner is......
Julie Steed said...
Er... no, I haven't started them yet. But I've been THINKING about it!
Congrats Julie!! Please email me @ deedee430@gmail.com with your shipping address and we'll get you a LB o' rubber and a Christmas grab bag!

Also -- Sometimes things don't go as planned and we had a little hiccup -- so today I'm sharing the deliciously whimsical card by Amy Lassiter here on our blog that was missed yesterday. Her original post was here. Check out the her card, leave her some love here on our blog, and we'll give away one more Christmas themed grab bag to a sweet comment left for Amy.

Plucked directly from Amy's Blog:
"I have created a fun little card to shine with Christmas spirit, without a single Christmas specific image! Today I am giving a shout out to Dr. Who…and thinking of how the TARDIS would look, sailing across a sky of Christmas stars, sending a Christmas greeting.

The background of my card was created by adding many colors of blue on my Gelli Plate, and then spreading with a brayer. When this was dry, giving splatters of white ink from 13 Arts, gave me a nice night sky to work with.

I painted the watercolored pine trees, fussy cut them out, and added them in layers. Each tree is topped with a star from the Stars 2 x 2 1/4, using gold ink from Imagine Crafts.

The Whimsical flying police box stamp is focus of this card, obviously. I decided to stamp it in several colors of blue, and then color with Sakura Gelly Roll pens, Faber Castell Design Memory Craft big brush pens, and fine line Sharpies; for pops of color. I wanted the TARDIS to be flying the Union Jack, so I stamped it using the Union jack silhouette, and added it and the Chevron banner stamp, using shimmering gold heavy embroidery thread….like they were being flown. The entire card was added in a layer to another white plain 4×6 card, which was watercolored to give a lighter background pop of color."


cghundley said...

How unique and
lovely your fun
card is!
Carla from Utah

ionabunny said...

This is gorgeous. Love the background and the tardis. Time traveling Santa LOL. Love your alternate view on Christmas. Hugz

Sheri said...

cool card. Love the background

by belle said...

Amy's use of color always amazes!!!

Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

This is a really fun card! Thanks for explaining how it came together. I could really visualize the process. Beautiful result!

mama mia said...

What a wonderful card. Fun for the holidays. Lifts my spirits as this has been a sad holiday season for me. Maybe if I try to make some cards like this, I and the family members I send them to will smile some too.

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, this is so FUN! I love that background technique for a snowy night sky and the clever use of that phone box makes me look at all of my stamps in a new way.