Monday, 6 December 2021

A Crackin' Christmas

 Hi There! I've been enjoying playing with the fabulous Nutcracker stamps from Bee Crafty this week. Here is how I made my card

I began by wiping distress ink onto a super skinny slim, giving it a spray of water and then pressing it onto a 14cm square of mixed media card. I dried it between each colour. 

Next I sprinkled a little explosion powder in coordinating colours on to the background and sprayed it with a mister.

Once this was dry I stamped it with the bauble stamp in blueprint sketch ink. 
On a piece of watercolour card, I stamped and embossed the smaller nutcracker and coloured him with a combination of distress ink and ecolines. I cut him out leaving a narrow border.

I stamped the sentiment in blueprint sketch ink and added a few highlights in silver. 
Finally I matted and layered the background, sentiment and Nutcracker onto the 15x15cm card. I used 3d gel medium for the sentiment and nutcracker. 
Here are links to the products I used:
Versamark ink
Silver gelly roll pen

Thanks for looking and I hope your festive preparations are going well x


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Great colours and a fabulous background Sally xx

meg said...

The explosion of bright colours makes the perfect background for the Nutcracker and sentiment stamps

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card and great tutorial Sally.

Sue xx

Viv said...

Fab make Sal! x

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous card Sally, I love the gorgeous colours and that wonderful Nutcracker, Kate x

Pat said...

The sweet Nutcracker image works brilliantly on this Christmas card Sally, and I love the background with the pretty baubles and a fun sentiment. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the colours of this Nutcracker card Sally, so very lovely.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

I love all things 'nutcracker' and I love this festive and glorious card Sally x.