Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Christmas Stampin' Up! Endless Wishes

The effect of sponging over torn paper is not only a very effective technique but versatile for all occasions including Christmas cards,  Today's Christmas card is simply snow flakes peeping out of a coloured strip - reminds me of when you look through a window and you wipe your hand across to see outside....anyway one of my dreams is to have a white Christmas with Ben and a couple of special friends and this card takes me there.
A Crafty Cat: Endless Wishes Christmas Cards in Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise
The sponged strip created by tearing two pieces of paper and masking the top and bottom of the card (Whisper White) and sponging over it with a coordinating ink. 
I then stamped various sized snowflakes from the Endless Wishes Stamp set by Stampin' Up!, in Grey over the mask and sponging.
I then removed the mask and stamped in the coordinating ink the greeting and then the snow flakes, but around the sponging. 
The card is then adhered to coordinating card stock.
If you wish you can dress up the card by adding a little bling with extra matting, Rhinestones (that can be coloured with Blendabilities or  any alcohol marker) or Dazzling details.
A Crafty Cat: Endless Wishes Christmas Cards in Bermuda Bay
To make these more economically this can easily be a one layer card...they are very stunning...
A Crafty Cat: Endless Wishes Christmas Cards in Pacific Point
This layout can be recreated in any colour combination and the flakes could even be embossed if you had the time - how stunning would that look!  Thank you for stopping by, it was lovely to have your company. 

Yours in paper craft,

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