Hello there, Anneke here with my final blogpost of this month. I have more Christmas cards to share with you tonight. The versatility of these designs are endless.
Tonight I'll feature a beautiful Christmas ornament stamp from the new JOFY Collection 27. In my opinion it's a very versatile stamp,
I've chosen to combine the stamp with washi tape and Fresco Finish Paints. First I decided which colours to use.
I picked two colours for each card. Then I looked for matching tape in my stash.
I started by putting strips of tape on white paper.
I overstamped the tape with the ornament stamp and black Archival Ink.
I let the ink drying for a while, then cut out the ornaments.
I had a watercolour technique in mind so I've chosen watercolour paper for the cards. I mixed a tiny bit of Fresco Finish Paints with water and applied some paint randomly.
This cute corner stamp is from the same JOFY Collection 27.
I added dots with paint and a stencil (The Crafter's Workshop Mini Circle Explosion) to finish the background.
I applied some Ice Blue, Tango and Slate on scraps of paper. I stamped stars from the JOFY Mini 06 set on it to use as embellishments. I punched out tiny Christmas trees as well.
Time to assemble the cards.
It usually takes me some time before all the elements are in place :)
I added a star, strips of tape, trees and enamel dots.
I attached pieces of Tim Holtz Silver Tinsel Twine to the ornaments.
I love mixing different fonts. Christmas is a stamp from the JOFY Collection 27. I combined it with a part of a word stamp from the EclecTica ELB11 set.
I added highlights to the dots with a white pencil.
I hope I could inspire you this week. I would love to see your takes, so join the PaperArtsy October Challenge!
I'll be back with more projects next month. So stay tuned!
A huge thanks from all at PA Anneke for a week of refreshing festive ideas/designs. We all need every hour in the day in the run up to the festive season, so these designs are perfect for gathering up the craft supplies on those cold winter nights in front of the tv.
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