Friday, 21 December 2018

More Mistletoe Magic

     Mistletoe has featured quite a lot in my cards this year, all because Lavinia Stamps have a gorgeous stamp that is also available in a stencil and die from Sweet Poppy.
      The stamp is smaller than the stencil and die so makes for some easy batch making of A6 cards. When cards are batch made by hand they will always come out a little different so I don't feel it's cheating atall.
      Using watercolour card I stamped and embossed in white, then spritzed the card with water before lightly sprinkling Brusho over the card. Once dry I felt the edges needed a little definition, so I used Distress ink to add a touch of darker green all the way around.
      For the Brusho panels I used some gold paper and a little dark green card to mat and layer them.
     The panels looked a little odd on a plain white card so i used the stamp and some gold ink to stamp all around the edge before adding the panel.
      To finish off I added some tiny half pearls as berries and a small gold organza bow, after watching some YouTube videos I bought a nice fork in a charity shop that I now use just for tiny bow making.
      For the other two cards I stamped the same image on to white card and embossed with a dark green powder. I used the same card and paper as before but switched it around so the green was first and then the gold.
      Again I used the stamp to decorate the white card blank but this time using a very pale green. They also have tiny pearls and a little bow.
      Both card styles have the same greeting, just embossed with different colours and die cut with a small oval die, then mounted on thin foam pads.
      This is one stamp that won't be put away in the Christmas stash, upside down it looks like seaweed so I can use it all year round. I've really enjoyed making these cards so the Christmas stash will probably stay out for a while longer so I can get a head start on next year!

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - Y~ Your Favourite Thing   (a stamp with multiple use)
      Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas 
The 12 Months of Christmas - Anything Christmas


  1. Really elegant and lovely card designs. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creations with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month. Come back and play along in the New Year some more! Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  2. So beautiful! Love the different effects you've created here. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

  3. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  4. What beautiful mistletoe cards, Rocky! I love the soft colours! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x


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