Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jolly Christmas Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello my friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! This week we have some creative inspiration to share using the Jolly Christmas stamp set. 
#139876 Jolly Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price$23.00 $19.55
#139873 Jolly Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price$33.00 $28.05
See those discounted prices? All stamp sets are 15% off until Friday - yeah baby!

Now let's chat about that card. I've done a lot of layering of ink on this one.
To create the background I've sponged on the colours: Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party. Just start at the top with your darkest colour and work your way down using lighter and lighter inks. I like to use Sponge Daubers for this, as I find I have more control of my shading. 

For some added depth in the sky, I used the confetti stars stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set, stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink. And don't forget some silver embossed snowflakes (from the Jolly Christmas stamp set)! 

Isn't it fun to have that adorable little reindeer jumping across the sky? To create this effect I simply stamped the reindeer in Early Espresso ink and continued to stamp him without ever reinking my stamp. This creates a lighter and lighter image of him as I moved down the cardstock, giving the allusion of movement. 

Now don't forget about that 15% off stamps sale! You can find all the stamps on sale in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop. For a full list of supplies, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Let's go visit my talented friend Barbara to see what she's created this week!

Happy Stampin'

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  1. This card oozes creativity. You're amazing, what can I say?

  2. Adorable card! Love the scene that you created, and the movement of the reindeer.

  3. Love, love, love this! The little red nose is the perfect touch to an amazingly creative card!

  4. I love that background with the snowflakes!

  5. Aaaaw look at the little red nose, totally cute! Fabulous card Allison :D