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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Going around in Circles (posted by Judith)

Hello Folks, I have some samples on circular theme for you today, using the stamps of the month.

For my first sample, I created a watercolour background in shades of green and purple, and then added a circle mask in the centre. I stamped an image from the Harlequin Fragments stamp set around the edge of the mask, using green ink. I sponged a little bit of green ink around of the mask to add some shading, before removing the mask. I stamped and embossed the holly and bell images from the Holly Bells stamp plate using gold embossing powder. I also stamped another set of  images onto a spare piece of card. I coloured the spare images with water based markers and a water brush  and decoupaged them onto the background. I added some hand drawn 'string'. The sentiment is from the Christmas Magic stamp plate.

For a more detailed  explanation of how I made this card, you can hop over to My Blog

I have a couple of CAS cards that I would also like to show you. In these days of rising postage costs, flat cards are always useful to make, and these two cards would make good batch cards, that you could make in lots of different colour options as well. The first card was made using blue and lilac tones, and I simply created a reverse mask, sponging coloured ink through a circle aperture onto my card. I coloured the top and bottom circles first, and overlapped the middle one last. I then selected three baubles, taken from the Santa Baby/Holly Bells Multi-Buy stamp set, and stamped them in the same inks that I used to create the circles, giving a tone on tone effect. The sentiment was taken from the Christmas Sentiments Multibuy

The last card was made in much the same way, except that I created a single circle, blending yellow and green inks, and chose a stronger ink to stamp the bells. The sentiment comes from the Bold Christmas Words stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Lovely cards Judith I especially like the last one as you say it will make a great batch card and be good for posting
    Jackie x

  2. Good set of batch cards, much needed in the coming months!

  3. Fabulous set of card Judith. Really like how you have created the circles. Love the colors on the middle one. Fab shading.
    Flo x

  4. Great boubles! Love the subtile colours and what is your favorite combo the colours on the first!

  5. Your first card is very atmospheric with purple 'haze' extending across the whole design horizontally & accenting the horizontal bands on the bells trio. My favourite though is your second card - the soft sponged circles with their highlighted centres creating lovely dimension. Your final sample made me smile with the slightly unconventional 'take' upon the traditional Chrismassy red & green colours. I particularly like your placement of the sentiment straddling the circle's edge.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Your CAS cards are super, Judith I love the boubles , great design and colours!!



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