Monday, December 7, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's Holly Jolly Stamping. The Christmas season is around the corner, so we need to get those Christmas stamping done. If it's Christmas cards or maybe some Christmas Decor.

I always love to make Christmas cards for family and friends. Every year surprise them with a card that I made. The last few weeks I'm getting more and more drawn by the dark blue tones. I think it's such a beautiful color for the dark winter days.


This time I tried a different technique with the Brushos. I wanted it to stamp with it. With a little powder you can go a long way, and the amount of water determines how intense the color is. In the video below I show the whole process. Unfortunately, some parts were a bit off camera.

I applied some Prussian Blue Brusho to an acrylic block and with some water and a brush I mixed the color. With the brush I applied the color to the Tree Line stamp and stamp with it. It's just regular cardstock, no watercolor paper. I then mixed by the existing color with more water in order to make the color lighter and again apply the ink to the stamp with the brush to stamp the second layer of trees. I repeat this process for the third time for a few scattered trees.

The snowflakes are made with Texture Paste Transparent Gloss and Pale Silver Mica Powder. I mixed that together. With the Snowflakes stencil I applied it. And used a heat tool to make them bubble. If you let them air dry for a little while the bubbles will be smaller, if you heat it right after applying then the bubbles will be bigger.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Super Stick Chick said...

Great video and fabulous work. I love your project.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a gorgeous scene Sandra! I LOVE those threes and the snowflakes!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, I love the colours and stamping, the whole scene is stunning! :-)

Lols x x x

Dawn Darlene said...

this is a great card.. its so stunning it just plain fun to look at.

Leanne in Cali said...

Your card is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the video.

Suzanne C said...

This card is even more beautiful IRL! Gorgeous card and thank you Sandra for the holiday card! It is fabulous!

Maura said...

Sandra, those blues have been calling to me too! Such a lovely card, and I especially like how you've used the washi tape!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is gorgeous! I really love the beautiful colors and textures you created. Thank you so much the Christmas card! :)

Tracy said...

Hiya Sandra, thank you for stopping by my blog.
I love everything about this, the colours, texture and just the overall look. The pearl snowflakes are beautiful !
Have a nice weekend x

Barbara said...

Blue and all its shades are my colors! love your card! BArbarayaya

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I always, always, ALWAYS look forward to seeing what you do every year for your Christmas cards and I really adore what you've come up with here! The color palette is so soothing and I really love the metallic touches. So elegant and perfect for the season!

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous, elegant card and in my favourite colours ~ just beautiful, Sandra! Hugs... :)

Anna-Karin said...

This card is so pretty Sandra! Love the shades of blue together with the metallics.

Petra said...

Hele mooie kaart hihi, bedankt. Ik was net bezig met kaart sturen naar jou maar ik heb je oude adres....Wil je mij je nieuwe adres geven?