Christmas Card Wednesday, No. 7

Hello everyone and welcome to the second to last Christmas Card Wednesday. Today I´ll share  a set of 3 cards with you – created using STAMPlorations and Tonic Studios product.

Today´s cards started off  from last weeks idea plus from playing around with stencils and the new blending brushes I bought from SØSTRENE GRENE recently.

Here is how it all started:

I was testing the blending brushes with Distress Inks (works like a dream with stencils, by the way!) and created this background piece with the Trees 1 stencil.

I also had made quite a few of these cardstock pieces, treated with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Like I noted in my last weeks post, I really like the look of the mousse treated cardstock when it´s die cut.

So for this clean and simple card I used the Indian Gold mousse for the die cut tree (die by STAMPlorations) and the Burnished Bronze mousse for the sentiment (die cut die again by STAMPlorations). Now this card was SO easy to do. Just die cut the mousse coated paper and adhere everything on place, then decorate with a few sequins. And it still looks very noble when light hits the card in a right angle.

For my second card I used the blending brush with a stencil, but first inked the background with a lighter colour Distress Ink tone. Then placed the stencil on top and added Distress Ink in two darker tones. After I was finished with that layer, I added some Indian Gold mousse with the blending brush here and there thru the stencil for an additional fun detail.

After that I just die cut the sentiment from blue embossed paper which came with the Tonic Craft Kit No. 6. Also a very simple and easy card idea And also a very flat card, so it will be easy to mail too.

And for my last card from this set I simply combined the ideas. I created a stenciled background with blue and pink Distress Ink tones, adding some Burnished Bronze mousse details here and there. Then I die cut the tree from Burnished Bronze mousse treated cardstock and a sentiment die cut from Indian Gold mousse treated cardstock. I then die cut a hole into the middle of the stenciled piece with an oval die cut die, added a scalloped edge die cut frame from white cardstock on top and adhered everything on place. For decoration I added golden sequins, some faux stitching and a silver star. I had a great time creating these cards, I hope you enjoyed this weeks idea. There will be one more Christmas Card Wednesday coming up next week, then we are done for this year.

Happy crafting,
xx, Sanna


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