Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CardMaker Magazine Joint Blog Hop

The Crafter's Companion Design Team is celebrating the Holiday Season with CardMaker Magazine.

Two Prize Packs will be given away on the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook page.  Each will include two 6-markers sets - reds and browns - the Christmas Seasons stamp set, a Mistletoe Moments folder and a One year digi subscription to CardMaker  

 I made this lovely Christmas card for the celebration:

In my project I used images from Stamp-It Holiday Collection EZMount Stamp - Linear Baubles and Sentimentals EZMount Stamp Set - Jingle Bells. I stamped the ornaments onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock, sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set. For the background I ran the 8" X 8" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Christmas Baubles through my ebosser and cut to 5" square. 

I painted  the ornaments using Spectrum Noir Ink Refills  and a small round tip paint brush. I dropped a small amount of color onto a nonstick palette. I then dipped my brush into alcohol first and pulled some of the color. The colors are so rich and spreads so nicely on the cardstock!  
Ink Refills used: CT3, DR4, and TB4
Markers used: Blender

TIPs:  (1) a little goes a long way, you only need a small amount of color. (2) start painting in the darkest area of the image (3) leave a highlight (4) if you accidentally go outside the line, use the Blender to gently "push" the color back into the image.

I embossed the sentiment to make it pop.... Joy - one of my favorite words!

To see some fabulous projects and get some inspiration, visit the sites below!

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Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Anonymous said...

beautiful! Love the gold embossing!

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS! Such an elegant card! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE it! The ornaments are so rich looking and I LOVE the background paper!! Would love to know what company makes it and where I can get it!!! TFS!

lindaplus3 said...

Very beautiful job on your ornaments,,, thank you very much for your help in how you did it :)

Lori Barnett said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how to create the card. I always love ideas!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful card. Love the combination of stamping and embossing ornaments.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my! That is one gorgeous card. I have about six more to make yet for my family, so I appreciate all the cool ideas.

Stacy H-W said...

This is fantastic sister!! What a great technique. hugs!! Stacy

Patti J said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn said...

Oh, my! Your ornaments done with the inks are amazing!

wendypink said...

so cute thanks for sharing