Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and ready to see more Christmas designs during the hot months of summer :) At least it's warm here in Ontario which feels great after our long cold and snowy winter.
First I have another design using Chocolate Baroque's new Harlequin Fragment stamp set. I like to get started on Christmas cards early and as soon as I saw the Harlequin fragments I thought they were a great match for Harlequin Christmas.
The background was created by blending Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks. I stamped the fragment with Festive Berries DI. I stamped the bubble edge from Decorative Edges with Seedless Preserves DI and coloured them with a white gel pen.
The Harlequin ornament and sentiment from Warm Christmas Greetings were stamped with Cobalt Archival ink. I coloured the ornament with Dylusions inks and cut it out to attach over the background.
Chocolate Baroque has also launched two new Christmas set this month, Snowy Scenes and Turtle Doves. Both A5 sets are full of beautiful smaller designs to have fun creating Christmas cards with.
I have two cards to show you using stamps from the new Snowy Scenes set.
background above was created a while ago and sitting in my stash. It
looks like I used Turquoise Dylusions inks (possibly a 'mop up' sheet)
which I stamped with Big Bold Background Snowflake Shadow
and coloured the snowflakes a little with a Tombow marker. I stamped the scene with Colbalt Archival ink, coloured
with Prisma pencils and die cut with an ornament. I was inspired by a design former DT member Elaine created a
year & half ago using the same die. As soon as I saw the little scenes in the set,
it came to my mind to use my die (by Impression Obsession) for the first time. Let it Snow is a clear stamp available on it's own or part of the Big Bold Christmas Words clear set. The corner flourish is by Memory Box.
I want to make it clear that while this card says "Let it Snow" I'm not ready to see snow for a long time!
I have one more card using the same little snowy scene image:
The background for the card above is with Lime and Green Dylusions inks. I over stamped a little snowflake from the Snowy Scenes set and used TCW Star fall stencil with Distress Ink and TCW Circle Explosion stencil with Viva Mother of Pearl light blue molding cream which has a silver hue. I coloured the main image with Prisma pencils and added lots of glitter to the snow.
Here is a look at the two new stamp set that are available individually or as a multi-buy special.
Thanks for your visit and have a great day!