Thursday 12 April 2018

Thursday Thoughts

It's never too early to start building that stash of Christmas cards and today I'm playing along with the CAS Christmas Challenge.

No surprise with the purple I'm guessing, but maybe the whole style of the card is a bit more unusual for me.  I started by stamping and heat embossing the two baubles - such amazingly beautiful and intricate patterns. 

I remembered I had some Lustre Luxe and attempted to use it on the baubles. That didn't go well! So it became one of those happy accidents and I just went with the flow and covered the whole card with it.

I finished off by die cutting it and matting it on purple card stock.  The greeting was stamped using Staz-On becuase of the shiny surface of the Lustre Luxe.

Stamps: Create a Smile, Delicate Decorations; Uniko, Rustic Christmas
Inks: Staz-On, jet black; Lustre Luxe, purple pearl, sea green; Versafine clear + Ranger superfine black embossing powder
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles

Thanks so much for dropping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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  1. Gorgeous card Jane, Beatiful stamps and I love the shiny finish xx

  2. Going with the flow worked beautifully, Jane! Don't you love it when that happens? Love the details of these ornaments and the purple! Unexpected and fun! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  3. Wow! The shimmer of the luxe finish is really beautiful Jane! So glad you went with the flow! Beautiful Christmas card using non-traditionally colours. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  4. Gorgeous card, Jane! The shimmer of the Lustre Luxe goes so well with the beautiful intricate patterns of the baubles. Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx


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