Thank you for joining me today, you may have hopped over from Helen’s post, how beautiful is her design?
Or you may be starting with my post today, either way welcome to my blog!
Today I have a different project to show you, I used a recent team swap as my Blog item today, the swap theme was to use one colour and as my card I decided to do is also Christmas themed and is different to what I have done before and I wanted to share…
So I made a card using one colour only, that’s right, no other colour not even Whisper White or Very Vanilla was used to make this card, I chose Misty Moonlight and by using various techniques, it provided me with different textures and backgrounds to work on.
Here is my design…
I took a base card of Misty Moonlight cardstock measuring 10.5cm and scored at 14.85cm then a second layer of cardstock measuring 10cm x 14.35cm.
On the second layer using a sponge dauber I blended Misty Moonlight ink around the edges of the card, making it lighter as it went into the middle and reapplying ink to make it darker on the edge.
While the ink was still drying I then took my Water Painter and dripped and flicked water across the ink to make the lighter blobs and smudges for the background, amazing how just water can give this effect, I love it!
While the cardstock was drying, I stamped in Versamark onto scrap pieces of Misty Moonlight cardstock the Bauble images from the Christmas Gleaming set and heat embossed these with Clear embossing powder, then using the coordinating punches, I punched out the embossed images.
Once the cardstock was dried, I stamped the Holly sprigs image and sentiment onto the back ground and adhered the baubles to the cardstock layer with dimensionals.
To finish my card I made two little bows from the Misty Moonlight and silver bakers twine in the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon combo pack and glue these to the baubles with wet adhesive.
For a final festive touch I felt I needed to add some sparkle, so I flicked Wink of Stella using the lid over the second layer of cardstock and added dots to the Holly berries.
I hope you liked my Blue Christmas card! Thank you for stopping by today and I shall now pass you on to Alison who am sure has something beautifully festive to share!
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I would love to receive feedback on my project, so if you like what I have made please leave me a comment, it is very much appreciated.