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Colourful Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, today I would like to share these fun and brightly coloured Christmas cards with you all!

Step 1:

To get my project started I stamped several of the images from the Reverse Confetti stamp set called “Lanterns” onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth surface paper usinig Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and I clear heat embossed afterwards (using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” embossing powder).

Next I coloured all the images using the following colours of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals: “Luscious Lime”, “Luminous Lemon”, “French Lilac Violet” and “Midnight Rendezvous” in combination with water and a small brush. I created a paint with the powder by adding some of the powder to my palette using a fan brush, spraying the powder with water from my water bottle and mixing the powder and the water with my brush to create a paint. You don’t need much, these pigment powders are really potent!

I also coloured around the images using some of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray in “Marigold Yellow Orange”, because that is the colour that I picked for my background.

After the colouring is done I added in some highlights using a white geld pen and I fussy cut the images leaving a small border. For the inside parts I used a craft knife.

Step 2:

Now that my focal points are ready I can work on my background design. For this I die cut two rectangle background panels from watercolour paper. On these panels I first stamped my sentiment using waterproof black ink (the sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted “Simply Said” stamp set).

Than I placed my stencil of choise (this one is TCW5020) over the panel and applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste” over the stencil using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

When dry I can add colour to my background using the “Marigold Yellow Orange” colour that I used before. I did not use this colour as a spray but instead sprayed my panel with water (where I want the colour to be, so not on the sentiment) and applied the colour with a medium sizes brush. If you like you can spray some more water which makes the colour run. If you like what you have you can dry the panel with you heat tool. You can also add more layers until you are happy!

As my finishing touch I created splatters using a Coliro Pearl Color in the colour “Deep Purple”.

Step 3:

Tiime to put my cards together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle mat from deep army green card stock and I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to my creme coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and to finish my cards I now only have to adhere the coloured and fussy cut images on top, also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And that is it for today’s card project! I wish you a creative day!

Lindy’s products used on today’s project:

Embossing powder: Clearly Clear;

Magicals: Luscious Lime, Luminous Lemon, French Lilac Violet, Midnight Rendezvous;

Spray: Marigold Yellow Orange.

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