Tuesday, December 29, 2020

It's still Christmas In The Cubbyhole

Hi my friends, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that Santa popped down your chimney and left you some lovely crafty goodies to play with.

Christmas may be over for another year but I'm not quite ready to put my Christmas stamps away so I'm sharing two Christmas cards using Distress ink backgrounds from the pile that has accumulated on my workdesk along with stamp sets from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous and Simon Says Stamp and with the addition of a small sentiment, perhaps they might also be suitable for New Year or Winter cards.

I trimmed Distress White HeavyStock to create a 3.1/4" x 6.1/2" panel and coloured using Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Spray. I spritzed the sprays on to the craft mat of my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and laid the panel into the sprays, dried and tapped back in to pick up the remaining droplets. I applied Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink through the Trees Mini Layering Stencil from Set 50. I inked the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp CZ Designs Be Of Good Cheer and the foliage image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Sketched Greenery with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I inked the snowflake image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cats Christmas with Versamark and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Detail Powder. I stamped the small sentiment from Be Of Good Cheer inked with Versamark on to a scrap of Tim Holtz Black Alcohol Ink cardstock, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, trimmed and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I trimmed white cardstock to be slightly larger than the panel using Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Deckle Edge Trimmer and heat embossed the edges using a Versamark ink pad and Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Detail Embossing Powder. To finish I fixed the panels to a 4" x 7" white card blank.

I trimmed the second panel of Distress White HeavyStock to the same size as before and stamped the poinsettia image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink. I created a mask for the images and coloured the background using Shabby Shutters and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks using the same technique as the first card. I coloured the poinsettias using Wild Honey, Crackling Campfire and Barn Door Distress Re-inkers using a Distress Detailer Brush. 
I inked the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Be Of Good Cheer with Versamark ink, stamped on to a scrap of Distress White HeavyStock and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I trimmed the edges with Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Deckle Edge Trimmer and heat embossed the edges with the Antique Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I sprinkled Stampendous Frantage Aged Black Enamel Embossing Powder on to the centre of the large poinsettia and randomly over the background and sentiment panel and heat set from underneath. I fixed the sentiment panel in place with Sizzix Foam Adhesive and added a sparkly gold thread bow. I stamped the small sentiment from Be Of Good Cheer with Black Soot Distress Archival, matted the panel on to a gold embossed panel as before, fixed to a white card blank and added Idea-ology Metallic Droplets.
I've been absent from the cubbyhole for 5 days and I need to head back there pretty quickly because between the left overs in the fridge and the pile of sweet treats on the kitchen sideboard, there is way too much temptation for this serial snacker to handle.
Happy Crafting my friends and I'll see you all soon
Hugs Kath xxx

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful creations Kath hope you had a lovely time too ...my decorations are not ready to be put away either will stick to the traditional day 6th January take care stay safe and all the best for 2021 virtual hugs 🤗 x

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  2. Such beautiful creations as always Kath and I love the plate, its wonderful.
    Glad you had a good Christmas, it was very different for us all but I think we all made the most of it, not ready to take down the decks just yet, but will be happy to get back to some form of normal. All the best for the coming year.xx

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  3. Two beautiful cards, Kath. Great plate too! xx

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx