Friday, December 3, 2010

The Stamp Man Challenge 11- Take 3 colours Christmas theme

The challenge this fortnight over at The Stamp Man is to Take 3 Colours, and make something with a Christmas theme. As ever, there's a fabulous prize up for grabs and loads of inspiration over at the challenge blog. Just click on the link on the left!

I chose Red, Green and Yellow.

There were a lot of steps to making this card, but it was really enjoyable to do.

Step 1

I inked the card panel with Distress Inks in my chosen colours and then before it was completely dry I flicked some droplets of water over the page to create water marks.You can either leave them to dry naturally or chase them a bit with a heat gun if you're impatient (I am!).

Step 2

I stamped the pine trees from the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight set in Pine Needles and Bundled Sage distress inks- stamping 2 or 3 times with each inking to create shadowed images for depth.

Step 3

Next I stamped over the edges of the card with Moonlight White using the swirl stamp from the set and stamped the top of some of the trees again with the same white ink pad to give them a bit of a snowy feel.

Step 4

I stamped the swirls again using black, and then stamped the lovely reindeer in the middle of the forest of trees.

I wasn't completely happy with the reindeer, he didn't stand out enough so......

Step 5

...... I went over some of the swirls on his body with white gel pen and then clear heat embossed him.

And the final card again, all mounted up and finished!


Stamps- Tim Holtz - Reindeer Flight
InksDistress inks in Barn door, Pine needles, Mustard seed and Peeled paint. Onyx Black Versafine. Moonlight white Brilliance
Stash- Red ribbon, white gel pen, clear embossing powder, gems


  1. Fantastic colour combo Lisa, it truly is stunning!

  2. As Sarah has said this is stunning. I love the colours and all the detail you have picked out in white, oh and the swirls:) Gorgeous!!

    Jill x

  3. Wow Lisa, what a fabulous card and brilliant scene.
    Hope you have had a good weekend.
    luv {brenda} xox

  4. Wowza Lisa, this is gorgoeus!!! what a fantastic background! great job hun!


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