WWC163 – Penny’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

P1070262Hello again!

It’s time for our latest challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday!  This week Penny is hosting the “All About Christmas” Challenge.

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Joining in is a great way to ensure you’re off and running  with your stash of Christmas cards!  What’s not to love!  LOL!

I love the beautiful class ornaments with their gold decorations.  This was my inspiration for this week’s card.

I  started by gold heat embossing the reindeer from a Prima Stamps – Happy Holidays set in the centre of the card.

Using a circle die, I drew a faint pencil line around the image.

The hanger is from a Verve – Merry Wishes set and gold heat embossed.

I used  pale blue, pink, lemon and aqua Distress Inks to make a very soft water colour wash over the circle, to replicate the glass reflecting the lights.  To finish it, I added a light spray of Tattered Angels, Shimmer Mist – Bubbles through a home made circle stencil.  It is very delicate and shimmery IRL!

The heat embossed sentiment was also from  a Verve stamp set – Glad Tidings.

The panel was cut using Stamplorations  –  Cutplorations – Wonky Rectangles die.

Thanks for checking out my card and be sure to check out all the other  amazing creations from our talented design team over at our blog.

I hope you enjoy our Christmas Challenge and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries.

Challenges:

HLS March Christmas Challenge

Match Rudolph Days Challenge – Anything Christmas

HLS March Watercolour Challenge 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – Technique – Embossing

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – March – Anything Christmas Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – March – Colour

          Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog  

I appreciate your visit

Cheers

Helen

Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

28 thoughts on “WWC163 – Penny’s “All About Christmas” Challenge”

  1. Your Christmas bauble really does have the lovely colors of a blown-soapy-bubble, Helen! So very beautiful!
    Making Christmas cards all year sounds like such a smart thing to do … now why haven’t I?
    =]

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  2. Oh my Helen. You always go the extra mile and design a unique and special card. This one is no exception. I love your inspiration and how you were able to take that and create a little masterpieces. The reindeer image is so beautiful on it’s own, but captured o nthis Christmas bobble it just stops the show. Thanks so much for inspiring and sharing your wonderful talents.

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    1. Thanks so much, Penny. You are so very kind and supportive. I must admit I wasn’t really tuned into Christmas right now, but love that old stamp. So after dragging it out it was just about how to use it. From there, it was a very quick and easy card to make. Take care and enjoy a safe and happy Easter! x

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  3. This is such a beautiful card. i am in awe of how you water coloured that bauble to look like the light is bouncing off a clear glass bauble! It is really amazing to see. Love this beautiful golds and the pretty embossed image.

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  4. My goodness, Helen, your card is amazing! I love the simplicity of the layout, especially the funky double-stitched border. It makes a wonderful frame for the star of the show, that incredible bauble with the gold-embossed fancy reindeer. But as stunning as that reindeer is, the bauble takes centre-stage. I am amazed at how beautifully you give the impression of a delicate glass bauble. The subtle colours really do give the impression that they are reflecting the lights around the room and tree. Your creativity amazes me!

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  5. That reindeer is gorgeous and what you did with the bauble and the soft colouring makes it stand out beautifully Helen. Love this one.
    PS Thanks for sharing at HLS Watercolour Challenge too.

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  6. Beautiful card design! Thank you for joining the March challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

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