Family Christmas is one of my favourite themeplates from Chocolate Baroque and this week it is on special offer (pop over and have a look here). I love the traditional images, perfect if you fancy an evening spent colouring :-). Pop over to the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog if you have a minute and 'meet' our new team mate Shirley, she is a lovely lady and mega talented too!
I've made a couple of quick cards using the stamps, this one features the gorgeous angel, she is so pretty I decided to go for a pink and white colour palette as a change from traditional Christmas colours.
I used a shaped card blank and made the background using distress inks (Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Iced Spruce) and the spritz and flick technique. I overstamped with the lovely Chocolate Baroque snowflake freebie from Craft stamper and embossed with a sparkly white EP, adding tiny pin gems to the centre of the snowflakes. I coloured the angel with promarkers and added lots of glamour dust for a bit of festive bling, she's been die cut with nesties and to finish off I added a little pink organza bow. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Christmas with a twist, no red,gold or green
Colour me Creative: non traditional Christmas colours
Dream Valley: Non traditional Christmas colours
In the pink: its going to be a pink Christmas
My second card is more tradional, I've used a background I made ages ago by spritzing green glimmer mist on tapestry card. I used the same snowflake stamp and stamped with pearlescent ivy brilliance ink, adding red pearls in the centres with cosmic shimmer glue.
The gorgeous ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons The image is coloured with Derwent pencils and promarkers, with dots of glossy accents to highlight the lights on the tree.
I also stamped the sentiment (also from Family Christmas) next to the image. I've distressed the edges with my craft knife and pine needles distress ink and used dark green card for matting and layering.
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Christmas time
Card Crafters Circle: Bearing Gifts
Sparkles Forum Challenge: Christmas is coming
Well thanks for visiting today, I hope you're having a good week