CRAFT challenge #513 – Christmas

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Christmas comes around so quickly in these challenges, but it quite often helps with making cards in time for when I actually get to Christmas and run out of time. At least I have a stash made.

For this challenge I’ve chosen to make a shaker card. My main image is the happy elf. He’s coloured with Chameleon pens (GR1, NU0, RD4, NU00, BR5, BR4, GR4 and GR2). The baubles around him are coloured with cosmic shimmer powders (colours by Phil Martin) and these are also what has been used to create the background. On top of the cosmic shimmer papers in the background I also had a go with my foiling quill. I foiled a tattered lace Christmas cutting pattern. I’ve then mounted a silver frame and acetate onto the card and filled it with little stars to create a shaker card.


#511 CRAFT challenge – distress your project

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights.

For this challenge the design team were given the “queen” digi stamp from Digital Delights. I coloured her in using the following Chameleon pens:

  • BR2 hot cocoa
  • NU4 caramel
  • NU00 nude
  • NU1 bisque
  • CG8 cool gray
  • PR4 purple grape
  • RD4 crimson red
  • I also used the chameleon detail pen D with the .4mm nib to draw the lines around the right hand side of the card outline to kind of complete the square with the red hearts paper. This was one I’ve had in my stash for some time, I distressed this with my distressing tool, inked around the edges and on top with the black soot distress oxide ink. The corner of this was folded forward revealing another distressed heart paper behind. I replicated this for the banned which I’d also cut distressed and foiled the sentiment onto with the WRMK foiling quil. I masked off the edges of the card so that I could stamp into the square space opposite the red heart paper, then before the ink dried I smudged it so that it wasn’t pristine.
  • The queen was mounted on various purple card mats from my stash, and her crown was coloured with a Sakura gelly roll pen – golden star.