Monday 23 August 2021

Paper Artsy Blog - Christmas Cards - My Fav Colour

  2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour

Hi everyone, i am with you today, to share with you a sample of christmas cards that I have made for Paper Artsy - 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 smooth 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