2020 Topic 22:Icy Christmas
With an intriguing heat gun technique and some delightfully quirky stamps, Lynn has gone to town with some fab and fun Christmas cards. With the perfect amounts of bling and fake snow, these are going to lift someone's spirits for sure!
Hi everyone, it's Lynn Good from Memories On The Page, with you today, and I'd like to share with you a set of cards that I have made for this weeks topic 'Icy Christmas'.
I chose to use images from the stamp sets EDY25 & EDY26 by Darcy as I just love their quirky nature. I wanted to make simple but fun cards.
The top two cards have a background that I created. This was to be the beginning of my project but as usual it took a turn on its own and turned out completely differently!!
I made the background using Smoothy Heavyweight cardstock. I started with a layer of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint in Cloudy and a metallic paint in silver. Before the paint dried completely I used a heat gun over the metallic paint to cause it to bubble and create this wonderful effect - I was thinking of snow and ice at the time. (This only works with metallic based paints).
I painted over it with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish - Blue Moon and before it dried, wiping away the paint on the bubbled areas that I wanted to highlight.
I then covered the whole piece with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze for an extra effect.
I loved this effect and spent a couple of days deciding what I was going to do with it!! I decided to use it as a background for cards.
Using the same Smoothy cardstock I stamped out the images and added highlights of colour. I have used the following colours: Smurf, Banana, Beanstalk, Limelight, Slimed, Candy Floss and London Bus.
I added some bling dots, liquid pearls and puff paint for snow. Here is each one:
I hope that you have found some inspiration to have a go at these quick and easy but great Christmas Cards. They would also work well as tags for presents.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Xmas and New Year. 2020 has certainly not been what we expected and fingers crossed 2021 will be kinder to us all.