Christmas MIni Seriese 3 and 4

This first set of cards I am sharing  were  inspired by  Amy Rysavy   and the cards she shared a few weeks back using distress inks and a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment die. 

I started out with some Bristol cardstock cut down to 51//2 x 41//4 and stamped the main image with versa fine black onyx ink and went over with clear embossing powder. (The stamp set I used was from Kraftin Kimmies Stamps but i believe it is retired as I tired to link to it but did not find it on her website, so I linked to something similar)

I then took scattered straw and fossilized amber to distress the center of the card where the sentiment and main image where to give the effect of the holiness.

I then took three more distress inks to finish off the card and create a night sky, I love how this turned out. I used tumbled glass, salty ocean, chipped sapphire and for a final little ump I added black soot Lately black soot for me is like Frank’s red hot sauce,  I put that Sh--- on everything LOL . 

To finish the cards off i first splattered the main panel with the copic white and set those aside to dry while I created the card bases. 

 I created a set of six cards in total , I used metallic silver pre made 5x7 cards from Michaels, as they were on sale for 60% off at the time… Normally I make my own cards bases. I cut some fo them down to A2 and left two at 5x7 . I took some Kraft card stock from my stash and cut it down to size and ran it through my big shot using the basket weave embossing folder from We R Memory keepers .. The 2 large cards I die cut the main panel with an oval  die and layered on top of the embossed panel using foam tape and then added twin from my stash to complete the card. For the remaining four I kept it simple and similar just changing it slightly, two of the cards were simply added to the silver card base with the twin wrapped around the main image, and the last two I cut the panel down to 4 x 5¼ and then layered the main image on to the embossed panel keeping it rectangular and again adding twine for the finishing touch. 


Last but not least the cute snowmen cards. I love how these turned out.  These cards are standard A2 cards. 

I love how ink smooshing never turns out the same twice, its so much fun to get this messy.  I created these panels the same time I did the ones for the other cards in the series because once I started I just could not stop ink smooshing.. Lol 

For the purple and blue cards I used Salty Ocean, peacock feather, wilted violet and  seedless preserve, I went between both the distresses inks and the oxides to do multiple layers of color. I would heat dry between each layer of color to make sure I didn't get to much mudded color.  After the last layer I sprayed the panels with perfect pear and water with a mini mister, just to add that extra little pizazz. 

The blue panels were very simple, i just used my distress tool and went straight to the paper which was Bristol card as the ink just glided like butter on there. I used tumbled glass, peacock feather and salty ocean.  Once they were dry I went  in with my  snowflake embossing folder from Taylored Expression  and ran the panels through the big shot, I then  went over the embossing lightly with the black soot to bring out the dimension of the snowflakes. 

I stamped the cute snowmen  on to smaller white cardstock and heat embossed using Ranger Superfine Silver embossing powder. The sentiment was from the My Favorite thing Snowfall of Blessings stamp set, which I stamped on a banner die cut using Versa Fine black Onyx ink.  I layered all three different panels on to glitter stock and popped the snowmen and sentiment  up with foam tape. 

These are some of may favorite cards I created for this holiday season.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment. 

Stay tuned as I will be creating Valentines Cards soon. 

Happy New Year, may it be filled with many blessing and lots of crafty fun. 


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