Monday, 7 November 2016

Scribbly Christmas

I have a Christmas card inspired by Less is More's 'Purple & Gold' colour combination to share today. I had some scraps of smooshed ink watercolour paper...including this purple one made using Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch & Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. I stamped one of the trees from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous in Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it using WOW 'Metallic Gold Sparkle' powder. I inked around the edge of the panel using Versamark Ink, then added more of the embossing powder, before matting it on to a snippet of gold mirror card. I decided to go for a matching purple card base...and heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set in matching gold sparkly powder.

It's always really difficult to photograph shiny/sparkly cards...but you can see the glittery embossing a bit better in the photo below:

Challenges for this card:


Jen Nelson said...

Hi Helen, this came up in my feed so went to LIm to find it and it's not been linked

It's absolutely stunning i love the gorgeous shade of purple used

Jen xxxx

Sandra H said...


Di said...

Really gorgeous card Helen - love that shade of purple with the gold, looks stunning!


Di xx

Esther said...

Stunning, Helen! That background is fantastic and the glittery gold tree looks perfect set against it. The balanced layout and clean lines work brilliantly - super card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More :)

Chris said...

What a beautiful card Helen, fabulous design...stunning colours!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Beautiful card Helen thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Sensational card Helen. Putting everything together on the purple card blank has made this a real eyecatcher! The smooshed paper is gorgeous and your super-sparkly embossing add a really luxurious look to the card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx
p.s. Is Pauline still cardmaking?

Unknown said...

WOW ! It's a really an awesome card Helen ! I love your Distress background and the gold stamping on it ! This colour combo is really effective ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Helen, such a gorgeous colour too.

Sue xx

Christine said...

Wow! This is gorgeous.

Lynne K said...

Very striking and elegant, Helen! Love the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


brenda said...

A super and vibrant Christmas creation for our Stamping Sensations November challenge, many thanks for joining in and sharing your lovely work.

B x

N-Eva said...

Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely and elegant card Helen. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x