Sunday 11 October 2020

Winter Wishes

      As it's getting closer to Christmas I've been trying out some new, to me, techniques. Colouring through a stencil isn't new but it is when you use one of the new blending brushes from Crafts Too, they really are amazing little brushes for stencil use.

     I chose three shades of blue Distress Ink to go through my Sweet Poppy stencil, being metal they are nice and heavy but the soft brush is still perfect for getting into all the little bits. I also followed Lucy's tip about using a magnetic sheet under my cardstock to stop the stencil moving about...thanks Lucy.
     The moon is masked with some of Stix2 masking sheet die cut in a circle and tucked under the stencil. I also masked off all around the stencil because I wanted a wide white border.
     The stag is a Lavinia stamp, stamped in Medieval Blue VersaFine Clair. I used a stamp platform so I was able to stamp him three times to get a very dark image.
     The Winter Wishes was cut with some Tim Holtz dies and backed with some silver paper, using paper rather than mirri card means there is no lump under the words.
     I went through most of my blue card stash to find the right shade, I even tried the VersaFine pad, but it just wasn't quite right until I went over it with an alcohol marker.
     Matted onto the blue layer and then onto a white 7x5 card blank it's still thin enough to go as standard post, which if you're sending out a few helps keep the cost down.
     Not Just Cards is exactly that, not just cards, you can join us with any project you have made. Please pop over and take a look at all the inspiration from the DT and our lovely challenge participants.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - V=Vixen (deer)
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Winter Scene or Snow
Lavinia World - Anything Using A Stamped Image


  1. Hi Rocky this is a stunning Christmas card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A pretty seasonal creation, many thanks for joining in our 'Winter Scene or Snow' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. So beautifully done! Loving the blues!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

  4. This is a stunning winter scene- Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World! Vicki

  5. Beautiful - such a great, peaceful scene.

    Thanks for joining us at the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. This is so gorgeous, Rocky! A great inspiration! Thank your for sharing with us at Lavinia World!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  7. This is so pretty I love it! Thanks for joining us at Lavinina World

  8. Awesome project!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Lavinia World challenges blog:

  9. Lovely work. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  10. This is lovely. Thanks for joining at Lavinia World Challenges.

  11. Beautiful winter scene
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas
    Julie T

  12. This is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
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