Thursday 16 December 2021

Warmest Christmas Thoughts

Hello and Welcome
I hope you preparations for the holidays is going well.
There never seems to be enough time though.
Anyways, I found this background I had made on my Gel Plate and thought I would put it to good use.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by pulling out my Gel Plate, brayer and some Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.  I pressed the ink pads directly onto the plate and brayered the colours together.
  • I laid the Pretty Victorian Stencil onto my plate, then rubbed some paper to remove some of the ink.  I removed the stencil and took my print by rubbing the cardstock over that.
  • Next, using a piercing tool, I poked some holes along the left edge of the panel to add interest.  
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black.
  • I glued that all onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a piece of green and then finally onto a heavy white card base.
  • I die cut the little snowflake from some white cardstock and glued it to the side of the sentiment. 
  • I added some white pearls near the sentiment and then a green gem in the center of the snowflake.

Here is the stencil I used:
Pretty Victorian 

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Well that's if for today.
I'm off to our little Santa's workshop with my little daycare kiddos.
We are creating lots of special surprises for their Mom's and Dad's.  
After all, it's the joy of giving I really want to instill in them.
If you ever want to take a peak at what we are working on, go HERE.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Joyful Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Pretty Victorian stencil (ACLD); brayer, Gel Plate; piercing tool;
pearls; Snowflake die- SSS


cuilliesocks said...

Hello Karen, your card is beautiful and such wonderful stencil work, pretty colours and design too, Kate x

Pat said...

Such a pretty green background using your gelli plate and that wonderful stencil Karen, and the white snowflake with the green gem centre goes perfectly and finished with a super the font too. x

SherylH said...

Love the design and colours of your card! And a great sentiment as well.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful print Karen and love the non traditional stencil you used and that wonderful sentiment ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this card Karen - a beautiful print using such a pretty colour, and that stamp is stunning! Your finishing details are gorgeous, as usual.
Stay safe

Kate said...

Such a wonderfully elegant card! It's gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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Bonnie said...

I love this ornate stencil and the cool color! Fantastic sentiment too!

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

dorsetdawndesigns said...

Pretty card and I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Dawn S DT