Christmas Bells – Quick and Slow Cards

Hello crafty friends. I have a set of Christmas cards for you today, two of which came together fairly quickly, and one of which was a real labour of love.

All three cards creature the Christmas Bells stamp from Paper Rose Studio.

This first card has been heat embossed in gold embossing powder, and water coloured using mostly Daniel Smith Watercolours. I used Payne’s Grey for the bells, and gold Gansai Tambi paint for the bell ringer. Once I had finished all the painting, I cut the panel to size and splashed it with paint in gold, Payne’s Grey and white (gouache). I gold embossed the word joy, and then popped the rest of the sentiment up with foam tape.

This second card uses the Mandala Stencil as a background. I blended white pigment ink through the stencil onto kraft card stock. In this case I used Hero Arts Unicorn White ink and Neenah Desert storm card.

The image was stamped and heat embossed in gold, and then I fussy cut it, leaving a small white border around the image. I again used foam tape for a little dimension, and again I stamped the sentiment with half directly on the card, and half popped up.

The final card for today combines the Christmas Bells stamp with this leaf die, also from Paper Rose. I heat embossed the bells, the sentiment and the edges of the panel in silver. I did this by dipping the edges of the paper into my Versamark Inkpad, and then dipping them into the silver embossing powder before heat setting it all the way around.

The leaves are stuck directly to the panel, and the bell image is again raised up onto foam tape.

I really enjoyed working with this stamp set, especially the watercolouring. A good stamp is a pleasure to work with. If you’d like to see more of my cards, I post them all here.

Until next time, may you have joy.

Blessings,

Donna

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