It’s Christmas on my blog today. I haven’t made too many Christmas cards and in all honestly, only a few people get the handmade cards – while the rest gets a photo card. Thanks to the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge Inspirational photo, (attached at the end of the post) I got all Christmasy. I was inspired by the color and theme of the photos.
I watercolored the background with distress inks and well as the tree and lights. I added some subtle hits of shine here and there with Nuvo drops. (all supplies linked below). I enjoyed making this card while watching You’ve Got Mail in the background (which isn’t a Christmas movie – I just like it).
So what are you waiting for? Head over the Pin-SIghts Challenge and play along. A randomly selected participant will win $50!
Welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop! There are TONS of ways to win prizes so keep on reading! If you get lost along the way, please head to the Altenew blog! You should have arrived here from Lilith Eeckels‘s blog!
I am using the Altenew Leafy Wreath Die for my cards today!!! I watercolored some cardstock with Altenew Ink Cubes and then ran the leafy die thru my die cutting machine. I paired the wreath with a sentiment from the Super Script Stamp set.
A close up look of that tinted embossing paste design.
For my next card, I watercolored a card panel, ran the wreath die thru my die cutting machine and adhered both the negative and positive panels.
I adhered the die cut flat and adhere the negative space with foam dimension. The sentiment is from the Goals mini stamp set.
I did some dry embossing on my next card. I ran the Stone Wall stencil thru my die cutting machine using the embossing mats and inked it up with some Altenew inks. Then I did the same with the leafy wreath die thru my machine using the same embossing mats. The sentiment is from the My Family mini stamp set.
My last card is something I created late last night for all of you. My crafty friends. The Crafty Friends stamp set is pretty awesome.
Next up on the hop is Chameleon Pens!!!!!!
Check out all the ways you can win!!!
FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.
Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering SEVERAL prizes! Head to the Altenew blog to see the list of all the individual sponsors and prizes!
MY BLOG GIVEAWAY:
A random commenter on my blog post will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew, courtesy of Altenew. The winner will be announced on October 27th!
You can watch the video right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE!
Updated: Its selling out fast so I’m posting my post early!
It’s Stamp of Approval release day! If you weren’t on the wait list, now is the time you can purchase if there are any left (last collection sold out prior to the release to the public)…. To grab the collection, go HERE. I decided to create a watercolored poinsettia background with Catherine Pooler inks and the gorgeous Tis the Season stamp set from the Winterhaven Collection.
Catherine Pooler Inks work beautifully with watercoloring. Just ink up, spritz and stamp!
This collection has everything you need for the holiday season, complete with a set/die for your thank yous!