Saturday, 28 September 2019

Using alternative Christmas colours to create a Wintery feel to a card...

Good morning Polkadoodles fans, it's Gina here popping in to share some Christmas inspiration using a brand new Clear Stamp design you havent seen before!...

I used one of the stunning new clear stamp releases for this month which are available now from your favourite Craft Stores... 
(these will also be available at Polkadoodles soon but if you can't wait, like me then hunt them down online before they're all snapped up!)

This stamp is from a brand new Winnie range called Winnie Christmas Wishes.
The collection features 6 stunning Clear Stamps, paper packs, topper packs and lots more so make sure you check it out, it's adorable - the papers are to die for!

I love Christmas colours but on this occasion I've gone down the route of pinks and blues for a nice wintery feel so I've chosen a completely different look but still been able to use the stamps of course, which is what makes stamping so much fun! 

Easel cards are my absolute favourite style of card to make as they are simple to make and show the artwork off beautifully.

I have coloured the stamp with distress re-inkers, which is my favourite medium. Painting/colouring is so therapeutic and after a hard and stressful day at work there is nothing better than settling down with a cuppa and a paint brush. 

Distress Re-inker list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat, Hat and Snowman's Scarf: Victorian Velvet, Hickory Smoke
Tights: Victorian Velvet,Weathered Wood
Scarf and Boots: Weathered Wood
Snowman and and Rabbit: Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick
Sleigh: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

To create the dots on the coat, hat and scarf I dotted on some pebeo drawing gum, which acts as a barrier and rubbed it off once I have finished colouring.

Around the outside of the image I have sprinkled on some pink and a hint of white frantage.


The papers are absolutely gorgeous. Once cut I painted the edges with some white gesso.


The two spruce dies and the poinsettia cut beautifully. I cut them in white card and sprinkled on some Twinklets to give them a lovely icy look.

The sentiment comes with the stamp. I have stamped it onto coordinating paper  with a versamark ink pad and sprinkled on some silver embossing powder before heat seating it.  

So that's all my inspiration for today. I hope you like it.

Happy crafting:)

Gina xx

These are the products I used, all available from Polkadoodles Stockists online...

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