Sunday, 22 August 2021

2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour Xmas Cards with ELB {by Lynn Good}

   2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour

Wow! Lynn has been a busy bee getting a head start on her Christmas cards. Her trick has been to come up with a fast background idea onto which she has overstamped in black a range of Lin Brown Christmas images. These will work for tags, cards and even wrapping paper!
~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Lynn Good (Memories on the page) with you today, and I'm here to share with you a sample of Christmas cards that I have made - Too early for Christmas you say??????? I find the closer to December it gets, the busier I get, so if I can get a chance to make them now why not!!!

This topic - my favourite colour - speaks Christmas to me.  I love bright colours and red, yellow and green go well with Christmas!

I began with a piece of heavy smoothy cardstock and added colour one by one.  The first colour I put down was London Bus - I have done this by adding the colour to my glass mat and then spritzing with water.  I have used a large round brush, filling it up with the paint and then splatting it in 9 areas which will form the centre of my card (splats).

I did this on a second piece of cardstock but with a smaller brush to get a more overall wash of dots (splatter).

Once the paint was dry I have done the same procedure using Banana and Dirty Lime.  I have added a touch of Cerise into the splatter page.  Make sure each layer of paint is dry before adding the next one.  I haven't worried about the wayward splotches as they all add to the effect.

I have then stamped the images onto the paper using the stamp set from Lin Brown Eclectica 11

I have used permanent black ink for the splatter page

I have embossed with a black sparkle embossing powder on the big splat page

I have cut each image out and edged with ink - I have used elements inks but any matching permanent ink will work

I have then backed each card with matching cardstock and added some stickles and liquid pearls.  Before the liquid pearls dried I have sprinkled with some glitter - nothing like some christmas sparkle!!!!!

I have then added adhered this to a folded card and all is done.

I hope this has inspired you to create some Christmas cards in your favourite colour before the silly season is here and time has run out.

Lynn xxxxxx

1 comment:

Miriam said...

What a great idea for cards Lynn. And I love the bright colours you've chosen.

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