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!
Shirleyx

15 comments:

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

    Happy Holiday from Chrissie x

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  2. 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!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  3. 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

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  4. Wonderful card Shirley! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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!!!!

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  14. Unique & beautiful, Shirley!

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

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