Trifecta December cards – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone!! It is again time to share some Trifecta cardmaking fun with you. I have a set of Christmas cards created with stamps, stencils & stsickers (=Trifecta) for you today:

For my December Trifecta card share I chose to do a seasonal card set, featuring the Christmas Tree 1 and the Snowflakes stencils, Art Marks 2, Sketchy Yule Trees, Yuletide Deer stamps, Merry and Simple Christmas clear stickers. 

For the first card I used the Snowflakes stencil with white embossing ink to create resist areas. Next I applied Brusho´s onto the paper in blue and purple tones. Since the surface was very damp, I quickly pressed a second paper on top of the inked area to lift the ink off for my second card. This way I could create two backgrounds with one step. All the lift-ink paper residues served as my deer and sentiment background for this card too. I simply adhered the clear sticker sentiment onto the inked lift-ink paper piece as well as fussy cut a small piece as a background for the deer.

The deer image is stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing ink, then fussy cut and adhered on top of a layer of yarn. This adds a nice texture to the card. I finished the deer off with a craft drop red nose. For a funny card I could even have applied wobbly eyes on the deer, but for this one, I didn´t. This image is so versatile, because it is so simple in design. That way it can be altered for whatever look you need. 

For my second card I used the “lift-off” ink background that resulted from my first card, then applied a DIY glitter paste thru the Snowflakes stencil on top. You can create the glitter paste from loose glitter and transparent texture paste really easy. Next I fussy cut a background paper piece to from a banner for the card and adhered the clear sticker onto it. Now to stamp and heat emboss a Sketchy Yule Tree for a focal point of the card and decorate with craft drops. This card has more texture due to the DIY glitter paste, but is still flat enough for easy postage. 

For the third card I created another Brusho background. This time in green, red and purple tones and applied white gesso on top thru the Christmas Tree 1 stencil. I could not resist adding a die cut winter scenery to the card, so I used the Stitched Winter Landscape die an a wintery patterned paper for this purpose. For stamped detais I used the Art Marks 2 stamp set. If you look closely, you can see the darker blue dots on the trees, outlined with a white gel pen. That is done with one of the stamp in the stsamp set. 

For the sentiment I chose the Merry clear sticker set, but cut the sentiment in half and used only the upper part of it. I also decorated the card with wood veneer stars and some glitter glue for additional detail. These are true mixed media Christmas cards this time. It was so much fun creating these and playing with colour, stamps, stencils and stickers! I hope this will inspire you to get your stash out and play a little yourself! If you do, please share with us at STAMPlorations, so we can come and admire your work. 

Wishing you all a wonderful day,
xxx, Sanna

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