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Monday, 3 October 2011

Winter's Night by ikki

Hi, my card today uses stamps from the theme plate Christmas Cheer.  I was looking to produce a dramatic  effect to highlight these fab stamps, so chose the colours of black, white and red.  The background is a messy mix of shimmer mist and distress inks on copy paper, overstamped with various snowflakes and the christmas greeting and then diecut with a Grand Nestie Label.  For the white edging I used a glue stick and white embossing powder, I have a liking for this type of embossing as you will see from the edging on the Nestie snowflake!  The centre piece I felt needed little embellishment being such a statement in itself, so I stamped with a black inkpad then tripled embossed with a clear embossing powder,  adding just a touch of colour to the trees and roof to draw the eye in. 

Materials used:
6" black linen textured card
Cardstock : white, black glitter
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque – sentiment, snowflakes, winter scene
Nestabilities: Grand label 1 #2
Perfect Medium
Embossing Powder: black, white
Promarkers: yellow, leaf green, red
Stickles : star dust
Shimmer mist: candy pink, angel mist, sunlight mist
glue stick, foam pads

Hope you're finding interest and inspiration from the DT's artwork using these new stamps.

Back soon with more, until then enjoy your crafting.



  1. This is absolutely striking with the selective colouring of the image & the bold dramatic colour combination.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. That is very striking , lovely treatment of that stamp. Suexxx

  3. this is a lovely Christmas scene and absolutely beautiful stsmp and layout.

  4. How simple way you create spectacular design in black paper. I impress with your peerless creation also advice to my sister, include this same art work in your school studies.


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