Touches of Texture searching for art. 

Sometimes I don’t feel so inclined to use any great layers or embellishments ie bling to make a card. Instead I just have a need to dig for my inner artist and just use inks and paper. This is done with a Whisper White sheet of card stock and sponged with Berry Blast, Tranquil Tide, and Lemon Lime Twist inks as well as Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a sponge dauber for the edges as well as to stamp all the images. Touches of Texture was my main stamp set but hello came from the Eastern Palace stamp set. It is matted in Berry Blast and Basic Black. 

Nature Sings 

Some serious fussy cutting here! No I didn’t have any dies to cut these reindeer from the Nature Sings stamp set. Once again I started with painting on ink this time the colours were Pool Party and Powder Pink and then stamped on the trees with Garden Green and pulled out my Lovely as a Tree stamp set and put the one tree in the foreground with Tranquil Tide ink. Then I stamped Soft Suede card stock with Chocolate Chip ink then stamped them on the paper with Chocolate Chip ink to place the deer and glued my fussy cut deer on top finally I stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink and matted with Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide card stock.

Watercolours and Carols of Christmas 

Carols of Christmas bundle is the starting point as far as the idea went but first I had to set the background using ink in Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Pool Party. I used my Aqua Painters for painting on the ink. I visualized it with silver foil and I want some contrast foil so for the deer I used copper foil. The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in silver and comes from the Nature Sings stamp set. I love the feeling of depth this card has! I love the simple fact that no matter how often I might decide to replicate this card no two cards can ever be exactly the same. 

Colourful Seasons with Repurposed Move Me Framlits 

I repurposed the Move me framlits on this Colourful Seasons Bundle card and did it in Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo and Chocolate Chip as the colours along with gold foil paper. I saw this weaving idea on Pinterest but always in blue on silver for Christmas but thought it a nice warm thought to try Calypso Coral with gold. And Colourful Seasons just seemed perfect to go with it. 

Climbing Orchids on Burlap 

I got the burlap background stamp and wanted to use it and my Climbing Orchids bundle just fit the bill for what to put on top of it. Card Stock colours are Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rich Razzleberry. Ink colours are Crumb Cake, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry. I’ve really got to get on with my Christmas Cards but the holiday catalog is not too far away now. 

Moonlight and Bright Wishes 

I love using the white watercolour pencil to create the appearance of moonlight! It kinda lends itself to a rather soft almost melancholy look. Bright Wishes is a beautiful stamp set to obtain that ambiance. Night has an interesting ability to take away colours and lend itself to the mood. Maybe not a lot of work but nevertheless affective.