This week at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge, we are looking for a Christmas project using embossing. I chose to do a dry embossing project using an embossing folder. The folder is a retired Stampin’ Up, Northern Flurries, and a retired digi file by From the Heart (Unfortunately this digi file artist passed away and her site has been closed.)
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For the final challenge of 2018, it is a pick a previous challenge from 2017. Just to make things more complicated, I selected the May Theme Challenge 2012 – Nativity. I used the stamp and die set from Stampin Up (retired) called, Night in Bethlehem. I made everything monochromatic using black – grey - silver – white. Because the sentiment is in the inside, I included a photo of it as well.
This challenge runs all month. Thank you for joining us this year and we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations in 2019!
Our technique challenge at 52CCT is masking. There are many different masking techniques and I have created 2 different cards: one simple and one more complex.
Card 1 Simple Masking
For this card, I masked off a 2-inch strip of the card base, then sponged on 3 shades of Oxide Distress Inks on blue/green tones. I removed the masking tape, then stamped snowflakes (MFT-Snow Flurry stamp set) along the inked bar in various shades of Stampin Up inks and Versamark with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The sentiment is also from MFT (Joyous Christmas) I added a few pearls to finish the card
Card 2 – Complex Masking
I stamped out a scene/sentiment using Papertry Ink. “Winter Hills Stamp Set.” I also stamped the house image on a thin sheet of masking paper. I coloured the house scene with Copic markers, cut out the house I stamped on the masking tape, removed the masking back, placed it over the original, used some hill shapes to mask off part of the image. I sponged on hill shapes. Once I had the image as wanted I set it aside, I die cut a snowflake unto the front of an A2 card, using dies from PI, and two separate smaller snowflakes from silver and blue papers. Assembled the card.
This week the Design Team at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge is looking for a Christmas Project “For a Lady”. My friend loves to drink hot chocolate on a cold evening, so I created a special card that comes with a candy cane and hot cocoa package. The images on the front are from Stampin’ Up, and the inside images are Simon Says Stamps. The front belly band keeps the card closed until it is removed and reveals the surprise.
This week the CRAFT Design Team is challenging you to make a Christmas themed card. For the challenge, I made a wintery scene using Stampin’ Up’s, Polar Bear from Zoo Review Stamp Set. I stamped him on white cardstock and used a B015 Copic marker the draw around him to add some shadow. Next, I cut him out left part of the card stock to remain as snow. I glued him on a patterned paper and used a pre-designed sentiment from Kaiser Craft. In hindsight, I should have edged the polar bear which a black marker so the white card was not noticeable.
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