Friday, 2 December 2016

Sunrise again ...

.... Good morning! I'm back with another Christmas card. I've used the colours from the April colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches but realised that this might not be CAS enough for them. However, I will still submit to their current challenge which is to use previous colours and make them seasonal! This was fun to make.

Believe - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Handwritten Holidays 3; Uniko - Stunning Snowflakes
Inks: Distress - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry; Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustrre Card; Stampin' Up Card - Melon Mambo; Clear Embossing Powder


I used one of my all-time favourite techniques on this card - emboss resist. I just love the way the image appears as you add inks to the card. I started by stamping this large sentiment across the centre of the card and heat embossing with clear powder. I masked off the edge of the card, stamped a few snowflakes in versamark and heat embossed them. Then I started to add distress inks starting with yellow at the bottom, moving through orange and ending up pink. I removed the masking tape and then added more snowflakes using the same colour inks. On the inside I cut a mat layer of dark pink card and on the white panel I added a simple greeting along with some more snowflakes.

Believe inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsBelieve sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this one to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#222 where this week it's MAKE YOUR MARK - I've certainly done that! I'm also playing along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where it's ANYTHING GOES. I'm also going to submit this to Less is More - LIM#304 where the receipe is to use EMBOSS RESIST. I'm sure this isn't clean and simple enough, but the idea came from their challenge!! I might try to make a really CAS emboss resist card today! That's all for now.

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9 comments:

karen h said...

Oh, you're on a roll with these colors, Deborah! I love the out of the box snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Sharon said...

Ooooh! Yum, yum, pig's b*m ;-) what a stunner Debs! Fantastic inking and best of all non-trad Christmas colours. Love this to bits! A fabulous example of the emboss resist technique too. Now, I must pick my jaw up off the floor. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

Esther said...

Wow Deb! How fabulously vibrant and fun! I love it. The colours are just gorgeous and the large, bold sentiment adds tons of impact. Perfect for our emboss resist challenge at Less is More - thanks so much for joining us!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What adorable and yummy colours Deborah! Great choice for these cold and dreary days - love a pop of vibrancy and it's a fantastic use of the emboss resist technique. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Tanja said...

just love that ink blending - beautifully done - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More - Hugs, Tanja

Anita in France said...

Beautiful blending, Deborah ... such a gorgeous colour combo ... and a magical way to use it with the resist sentiment and snowflakes! Anita :)

Beverley said...

LOVE this Deborah, the colours you have chosen are so bright a cheerful, perfect for the season. I love the non traditional colours on festive cards and wonderful to see you using your Uniko Stunning Snowflakes and joining in at CC&S again. Hugs Bev x

Patricia Hays said...

Super use of the emboss resist technique here, Deborah! The bold colors are a great way to show off the snowflakes. Thanks for joining in our holiday color challenge at CC&S (multiple times, too!)! :)

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card with awesome ink blending and combination with the bright colors...thank you for joining us at ATSM
Ċ½eljka DT xo

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