Friday, 13 December 2019

JAI 486 inspiration challenge - sparkly mistletoe

How is your Christmas card creating going? If you're finished, congrats! I'm totally not done so this week's Just Add Ink inspiration image challenge was a good opportunity for one more.

This is what I came up with.

I was attracted to all the mixed metallic sparkle and the red and green foliage so that's what I started with, using the mistletoe die in the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle and got sparkly with a fun die technique.

You can make it too.

Step 1 - Shimmery mistletoe
I cut out two mistletoe sprigs from a piece of whisper white, coloured the berries with dark real red Stampin Blends and sponged over the whole piece with Champagne Shimmer Paint. I know mistletoe is usually white but apparently can be red too. Who knew?

Step 2 - Pop it!

Pop the negative white card up with dimensionals onto a piece of soft sea foam that's also had the shimmer paint treatment. Lots of shimmer!

Step 3 - Add a sentiment
Gold heat emboss Seasons Greetings sentiment (from the Still Scenes bundle), die cut with a Stitched Shapes oval and pop it in the centre of the negative mistletoe piece.

Step 4 - Top it off with mistletoe
Adhere your sparkly mistletoe on top, offsetting it so you can see part of the sparkly card underneath.

Step 5 - Layer up
Offset your  mistletoe layers onto some garden green cardstock and some embossed champagne foil, and adhere to a thick white base topped with red and white striped paper from the Let it Snow paper pack (retiring, so get it before it's gone).

Don't forget the inside... with coordinating sentiment from the Still Scenes bundle and another sparkly mistletoe die cut.

So that's my take  on the challenge image. What do you think - can you see it in my card?
I hope it gives you some ideas to try.

Thanks for visiting today. Don't miss the Just Add Ink blog too for all our team projects inspired by the image, then we'd love you to try it yourself.

I have lots more Christmas to share as time permits so keep your eyes out for those too.
Itty Bitty Christmas bundle - get it by January 2nd

Get the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle before the 10% discount bundle pricing ends on January 2nd with the Holiday Catalogue. The
Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and the Christmas Layers dies will still be available separately afterwards at full price.

PS: Did you notice the Christmas Layers dies include a beautiful floral cluster that's definitely not just for Christmas?

Happy stamping & inky wishes,

Project Supplies

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Versamark Pad

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the way you off-set the die cut around the sentiment.