Monday, 23 August 2021

Happy Christmas

So glad you stopped by to see what I've been up to.
Here is another holiday card I made with a fun background....easy to do too.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • The background on this card was very simple to create and took only minutes.  It was inspired by a challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  Using a piece of vellum, I coloured the whole piece with different colours of Copic markers.  *You must use an alcohol based marker for this to work*
  • After I was happy with the colouring, I added Rubbing Alcohol with an old paintbrush to make the colours blend.  I set that aside to dry.
  • Using the Wonky Stitched die, I cut a frame and then the sentiment from some white cardstock.
  • I glued the dry piece of vellum onto a piece of white cardstock, then glued that behind the die cut frame.
  • I glued the sentiment over the frame along the bottom leaving room for the snowflake to fit.
  • I die cut a snowflake and glued that into the top corner.
  • I added foam tape to the whole back of the framed piece and glued that onto a heavy white card base.  

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Sparkles Christmas- CHRISTMAS MUSIC
(We wish you a Merry Christmas)
Simon Says Wed.- ADD A SENTIMENT

Stamps- none
Inks- Copic markers
Paper- vellum, heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.) 
Accessories and Tools- Merry Christmas die (SSS); snowflake die (Spellbinders); 
Rubbing Alcohol; Wonky Stitches die- (Avery Elle); old paintbrush


Marie Bingaman said...

This is super pretty, Karen! And it does sound simple enough to create that colorful vellum panel! 😊

Sarn said...

Totally brrrr-illiant! X

Mac Mable said...

Another fun technique and a colourful and vibrant Christmas card Karen x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful Christmas card design!

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Karen, lovely colours and design. I love the big birthday die, Kate x

Monica C. said...

I love those colors! The white details on them looks wonderful.
Hugs Monica

Bonnie said...

This is a fantastic background technique, Karen. It's so pretty with the white frame and die cut sentiment!

Heather said...

A very lovely background - really sets off the pretty dies! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Evelyn S. said...

I love it! I think I could do something similar with alcohol inks on vellum. And of course, I LOVE the color combo.

Pat said...

Beautiful colours and a great idea to us alcohol markers and some rubbing alcohol to get this interesting finish, and love the wonky stitches frame and a lovely large sentiment and snowflake with that very pretty blue centre and pearl. A fantastic Christmas make Karen. x

Bunny said...

Karen, this is gorgeous. I love it. [Bunny]

Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful colors, and a great technique. Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous background Karen - and you would get more control over the colours using Copics verses alcohol inks. A wonderful card
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

A very merry, and gorgeous, Christmas card, Karen!

Debbie said...

Your background is amazing!! Love your card!
Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!!

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful vibrant colours with the AI's for your Christmas background ♥

Debbie said...

Wow what a fantastic card. Loving the background. Stunning design. Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas challenge. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT x