Day 10 of Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge is a sketch challenge. I drew inspiration from the snowflake picture on the sketch itself to create my card. We all know each snowflake is unique and my snowflakes today are one of a kind because they are Rainbow Glimmer snowflakes.
The Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper provided my background for this card. I used a sponge dauber to highlight the raised areas of the paper with Seaside Spray. This gave a subtle hint of colour to this beautiful paper.
I die cut a couple of snowflake clusters from Rainbow Glimmer paper and cut them apart to work with the sketch.
The sentiment was mounted on a frame from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. I embossed this with the Seabed embossing folder as I love the detail on this.
A few sequins add a bit of extra shine to this card to balance with the softness of the vellum background.
#30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge Day 7 theme is Green like the Grinch. You might be a little bit surprised that I only saw this movie a few weeks ago and it’s an instalment process as I still haven’t finished it!
I have to say this Green like the Grinch challenge had me struggling a bit. I don’t know if it’s just because I had the Grinch image in my head or that green is not really my ‘go to’ colour.
Generally, when I’m a bit stumped I start messing with colours through water colouring or brayering. For this card I started off by brayering a piece of Whisper White card with Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz ink. Then I went around the edges with Tuxedo Black. After this, I just looked at it not having a clue what to do! I walked away and came back with an idea of using my scalloped oval die to cut an oval out of my creation. Then I laid this on a Just Jade oval. Tone on Tone layering adds extra depth to a card.
Some Soft Sea Foam Velvet snowflakes added some texture on top of my stamped snowflakes. So there are snowflakes everywhere on this card and in all textures. The vellum layer was embossed with the Old World Paper embossing folder, which I love, but on the vellum it is extra pretty.
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