I was very lucky recently to have won a challenge at IndigoBlu and as well as winning some awesome stamps, I was asked to be Guest Designer. What an honour! Thank you very much IndigoBlu! Very daunting though to have my card shown amongst such a talented design team, scary indeed! Here is my effort.
The main image is the absolutely beautiful Bare Forest 1, which is one of the fabulous stamps I won. Firstly, I made the inky background using Sheena's stamping card. I put Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress inks on my craft mat. Spritzed with water then pressed the card in it and wriggled it around a bit. I dabbed it with kitchen roll then dried with my heat gun then dropped some droplets of water over it, let work for a second, then dabbed with kitchen roll and dried with my heat gun. Then a quick spritz with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist for shimmer and another dry with my heat gun and it was done. I swiped over with an anti-static bag before stamping the image in Versamark and embossing with white detail powder then trimmed to the size I wanted. I added dries white glue along the bottom and glue pen on the trees then poured Glamour Dust over the glue for sparkle then set aside to dry. I also dotted dries white glue over my purple card base and added Glamour Dust to that too and left to dry. Using the same inked card, I cut the snowflakes using Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes dies and the sentiment which is from Stamplorations - I used my Big shot. I also cut the sentiment in a white card to layer just behind to look like snow. Glamour Dust was added to all the die cuts too. When everything was good and dry, I popped the main image up on foam tape for dimension and then glued the snowflakes and sentiment on flat adding pearls for a bit of bling.
I was pleased how this turned out and I have two Christmas cards ready for next year! Yay!
Thank you again to IndigoBlu - this is a fabulous challenge, so please join in! Its fun and you might win some awesome stamps like I did and be Guest Designer!
I would like to enter the following Challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic.
Cuttlebug Mania - A Christmas Card in any colour except red or green.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes
These are all fabulous challenges!
Thank you for visiting me, I hope you are ready for Christmas! Its nearly here!
Take care! Christine xxx