Wednesday 12 February 2020

Peace Is Not Just For Christmas

     I know Christmas is a long way off but in non-traditional colours this card could be used for another occasion. Christmas At Sweet Stampin' this month is all about 'Words' and you'll find some great inspiration on their blog.
     This stamp is a Woodware design from 2015, I have to say it's one of my favourites. I decided to use almost everything from stash, I have a bit (haha!) so I'm setting about making good use of it.
     I wanted to use some mica paints so I had to emboss the image as it holds the paint within it's lines perfectly. Using my stamp press I stamped in dark blue Versafine, the problem was I was using watercolour card which is very absorbent. The answer came to me while peeling potatoes.... stamp in blue, then wipe the stamp and stamp with Versamark, nice and sticky and ready for embossing powder, you've got to love a stamp press.
     Using a mix of Koi watercolour pens and the mica paints I set about colouring my image in shades of purple. There are some small words with this stamp but I chose not to use them this time, that meant the image would fit a large DL card blank.
     With a purple pearl card mat layer underneath it looked alright but something wasn't quite right, I then used a lilac Distress Ink to go around the edges of the image panel before I stuck it down, it knocks back the harsh edge that didn't seem right.
     With the addition of a few tiny sequin type stars dotted around it was complete. Don't tell anyone but the stars were to hide a small splodge I made by accident, turns out they look pretty good.
     I made a blue one as well, if I make two cards each month I will be well on the way to having a small stash ready for Christmas. he shine doesn't come out very well on the pictures but the mica paints really do catch the light.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
The 12 Months Of Christmas - Anything Chrsitmas/Winter Blues
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Shades Of Blue
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas/Cute
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas


  1. I have a Christmas word very similar! I should color it like this. thank you for sharing and joining us at 52cct

  2. Christmas always comes earlier than expected.....!
    Two wonderful cards for your stash, isn't that great!! Love the way you've colored this beautiful big word, Rocky! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT this week! Rosi x

  3. I love the varied shades of purple on the card and the same with the blue! Thanks for joining us over at Merry Little Christmas!

    Monica- DT

  4. So lovely, and so clever! Gorgeous in the two colourways. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  5. I love your cards and adore the purple! Woodware has so many unique stamps - sad they aren't readily available in Canada!

  6. Lovely job Rocky! That really is a wonderful stamp!

  7. I think both your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the purple one! x

  8. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Little Christmas!

  9. Cool card. Love the colour scheme you chose. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT


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