Tuesday, 4 December 2018

A Christmas Themed CUTploration Challenge

December is here and Christmas is just
a few weeks away. Just in case you are running late
with your Christmas cards the CUTplorations Gals
have added their makes Here to inspire you to
finish them off with this photo below.

Here is my take.

The first thing I noticed was the poinsettia's 
and have made a card using that flower but
as I had a new Christmas stamp I had not inked
I went with that for this post. 
You will see the other one a little later.
I knew when I decided to use Kraft card stock I wanted
texture on my Large Christmas Candles
Here's a close up so you can get a
good look at how it turned out 
After heat embossing them with Lawn Fawn
White Embossing Powder I coloured them with
Tim's Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn/Crushed Olive
Carved Pumpkin and Festive Berries.
The texture I used on my candles was
DecoArt White Crackle Paste.
(Love the result I got)
The lit candle and berries were painted with
Fresh Orange Metallic Paint from
Finnabair Art Alchemy
The sentiments are from  Homespun Christmas.
Of course I had to add falling snow which was
splattered using white paint.
This was then cut with the
to finish my card.


Would love to see your creation over at
STAMPlorations and you could be
a Lucky Winner by following these Rules.

  • Create a project inspired by the inspiration photo for the current month. You can create any type of project -- card, ATC, altered project, mixed media, art journal page, scrapbook page, etc. -- but make sure you use die cuts (any brand) and at least one STAMPlorations product. (A STAMPlorations product can be a stamp, stencil, thin metal die, or even a page from our coloring book. If you don't own a STAMPlorations product, you can still join by using the free digital stamp we are offering here.)
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
Thanks so much for dropping in
Your comments are so encouraging.


maria f. said...

Love the effect of the crackle paste - it's perfect for Christmas candles.

lostinpaper said...

Oh, that crackle paste totally takes this design to the next level Ina, I adore it!

Carol L said...

What a stunning card! I love those candles and especially the crackle texture with the white embossed flowers and leaves. Beautiful!

Judy Woodland said...

Stunning, my dear. Simply stunning. I love the texture on the candle, GENIUS!! And I'm such a fan of white embossing on kraft. Great card!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous texture on this one Ina! Those candles look so realistic. Love the idea of using the Kraft cardstock too - Stunning!

Mac Mable said...

Such a wonderful effect on the kraft card. The stamp looks beautiful and so is your colouring of it. Love the glimmer from the alchemy paints and Wow to the texture on the candle.....and all finished off with the wonderful splats for the falling snow. Fabulous card Ina x