Sunday 11 December 2016

Under the Mistletoe

As Christmas is so quickly approaching, it is great to have a simple, fun design on hand to create a few of those last minute cards. So meet today's card which is just that.

I began by masking off the area on my card front with Painter's tape then sponged Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss in the masked area being sure to concentrate more colour at the bottom of the taped area.  

I stamped the mistletoe from Eureka stamps, coloured with Copic markers then added some Nuvo drops to the berries to make them shine.  
I die-cut the sentiment from Stamplorations twice, glued it together for stability and added it to the dark shaded area so it would pop.
Easy right?

Adding my card to these challenges:

STAMPlorations Cutplorations-  HAPPY CHRISTMAS


Thanks for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Eureka/ die- STAMPlorations/ ink- Distress, Memento/ Cuttlebug/ inking tool/ Copic markers/ Nuvo drops


Bonnie said...

Easy and an awesome design to boot! The perfect combination, my friend! said...

Hi Karen. Lovely creative card. I just want to say thank you for all the inspiration and creative ideas that you've shared this year! You are truly an inspiration to me and my endeavours. Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Great way to showcase a die-cut sentiment - love the way the sponging is masked off and fades out.

Hannelie said...

So beautiful Karen!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really beautiful, Karen, such a festive card!!

nancy littrell said...

CAS beautiful Perfection Karen. I love your sponged masked background for your die cut sentiment and beautifully colored mistletoe. TFS my friend.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so beautiful. I think you are a queen of CAS. Your coloring is spot on.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, Karen, this is exquisite! I love the striking colors with the red berries! Your green sponging is amazing, and that die is fabulous! Beautifully done, precious friend! Hugs!

Loll said...

Such a unique and beautiful design Karen. Would be perfect for the CAS Mix Up challenge and would love to see this beauty in the gallery. xx

Bobby said...

Easy and beautiful, Karen. The sentiment pops on the gorgeous inky green.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the way you've shaded the bottom and added the white die cut sentiment. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Aileen said...

Beautiful, love it. Now I need to go shopping again. Love the greens you are going with at the moment, think I said that before but I really am enjoying them.


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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous! as always.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Simple and awesome! I love how the green fades in to be the darkest under that great dimensional greeting. And that mistletoe with its shiny berries is no slouch either.

Monika Skinner said...

Great take on our Inspiration Photo. Love the CAS look. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations CUTplorations Challenge. :-)

Karren said...

Wow! This is one of my favorite cards of yours ever, Karen! Your ink blending is perfection!

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Jo said...

Gorgeous card, love the design ...the ink blending is perfect! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

ccheney said...

Very elegant! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! I love the ombré greens and the cute little mistletoe!

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shirley-bee said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love how the sentiment pops on that ombré background. Thanks so much for playing along at CUTplorations!