Tuesday, 9 April 2019

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #47

Good afternoon, my lovelies, from a dreicht and rainy S-E Hertfordshire! Having done ALL the ironing I have now earned a happy crafting afternoon! But first it's time to tell you about a new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy where it's always Anything Christmas Goes.

(ooo, I could just do with a warming glass of festive mulled wine today, it is so cold!)

My card is Old School, I used Distress Inks and embossing powders do do some watercolour embossed resist for the background.

I added Perfect Pearls to the water I used with my inks, there's a subtle sheen which the camera hasn't caught, sadly. I used all the stamps from Lots of Snowflakes by Simon Says Stamp, embossed them, then dipped the cardstock into watered-down inks on my craft mat. The sentiment is from an old Clearly Besotted set, embossed in Simon's Steel Navy embossing powder.

I matted everything onto some silver mirri card.

I added Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter drops to the background to give more sparkle.

I'm sorry the photo is so dull, it all looks brighter and sparklier in real life!

As usual my teamies have done a fab job with their creations, do go and see!

Thanks for looking and have a good day!

love Mags B x


Lynda said...

Love the colours Mags. The emboss resist looks great with this sentiment and the snowflake background. A very clever ombre effect. :)

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful background and love the text front.
Faith x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh woweee I love this Mags, what a gorgeous snowy background!
If you're missing your ironing pile I'm sure I could oblige you with some of mine ;)