Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Seasons Greetings with a Celtic Star

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and if Santa visits your home, I hope you are ready!

I have a fairly quick design using one of the Celtic Stars by Designs by Ryn:

I blended around small circles die cuts with Persimmon, Raspberry and Mahogany Distress Inks.   I splattered water to create the drops.   Next I stamped a small star from Ryn's Celtic Star Set with Persimmon & Raspberry.

The large Celtic Star 4 and Water Droplets were stamped with Cocoa Archival Ink.  I highlighted the star and water drops with a white Gellyroll pen.  I also added white and copper embossing enamel here & there.  

You can also find Ryns' designs in unmounted sheets here or at various retailers around the world.

Ryn has posted a great tutorial at her blog showing a technique to make her water droplets look 3D!

Seasons Greetings!


chrissie said...

Very beautiful card Shirley. I always love the way you use Ryn's stamps

Happy Holiday from Chrissie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shriley this is an amazing christmas card , great colours and beautiful design I love it!! By the way thank for your amazing CM card, I was really surprised that it came without difficulties this time, thank you very much, I hope you received mine too!!??
Have a nice christmasperiod dear Shirley!!!Enjoy!!!


brenda said...

Love it Shirley and I am still fascinated by how clever the water droplets are, I still find myself touching them because they looks so dimensional.

All ready for Santa, I have Brusho's at the top of my list so I hope he finds them in stock somewhere, with his magic powers I am confident. Wishing you and yours a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card Shirley! Hugs, Valerie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, stunning Shirley. I love the colours (not your usual) and the effect that you've got on the background. Hope you and Jim have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sue xx

Elaine said...

Great card Shirley. I love the effect of blending around the circles and the droplets. It has made such an interesting background. A really pretty card. Hope you are already for Christmas and have a great holiday with your loved ones in you new home. Elaine x

kaybee said...

Such a soft pretty card, I love it. Happy 2015 :D

Ina G said...

Another beautiful card Shirley. Love the soft colours ending in an amazing result. Merry Christmas. Look forward to seeing more of your talent in the new year.

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, this is a beautiful soft toned card! Like the combination of water droplets and celtic stars! xxMiranda

Pat said...

This is so beautiful Shirley in those soft tones and Ryn's large and small celtic stars are delicate and pretty. I love the background with the circular design and the water droplets and spattering. Who wouldn't want to receive this card! x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beaitiful soft card, love the stamp combination.
I wish you and your loves a merry christmas season :-)
Warm embrace Anja

Gerrina said...

Beautiful soft colours and a fine design! Enjoy the christmasdays! Warm (and at the moment little bit inky :) hugs, Gerrina

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I love the effect that you got by blending around the die cuts. Looks like sun spots that sometimes show up in photographs. Beautiful card!!!!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful, Shirley!

cparsons said...

I adors this technique! It kind of reminds me of Bokeh.