Wednesday, 17 August 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Wilma is the host, and the theme is:

'Q is for Quick Layout'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said:
Prize - $10 Gift Certificate!

I've used a large Woodware stamp called 'Christmas Trees'...and my layout is so quick that I made two cards. On the first one, I heat embossed the image in WOW 'Metallic Gold Sparkle' powder on black card, then coloured the trees using metallic gel pens. I simply matted the panel on to some gold mirror card, then added one of the sentiments from the stamp set (also heat embossed in sparkly gold).

On my second card, I heat embossed the image in white on watercolour paper, then 'smooshed' Distress Inks over the top...I added a couple of layers, drying in between with my heat gun. Colours used: Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Lynne said...

Lovely cards Helen, both different but really effective. A great stamp for quick Christmas cards x

stampwithamyk said...

I love them both! The white embossing on the blue/green background is beautiful, love that they are simple to create too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Helen. x

Sandy said...

Wonderful cards Helen!
sandy xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Helen, the trees are fabulous and I love the background and white embossing on your second one especially, both are stunning! :-)

Lols x x x

Dorte said...

Lovely cards, Helen,
hugs Dorte

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Great technique! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Crafty hugs,

Annette Elliott said...

Both your cards are beautiful! I love the techniques you used. Both stand out so differently. Very lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! :)

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Helen
Hugs Sylvie x

Teresa Kline said...

luv both cards...awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at
sunday stamps!

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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Zw@@n said...

They both are gorgeous, Helen. Luv, Wilma

Leslie said...

Gorgeous project with an awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
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Lisa said...

Stunning cards! Love the gold on the first card, but the white embossing on the second card looks fabulous also. The colors really pop on each card!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

Daria said...

Beautiful cards! I can't pick a favorite; both are wonderful.