52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils Botanicals Christmas Card

I got a bit carried away with the stamping on this card, but I think it was worth the effort for the result.  All stamps are by Sweet Poppy Stencils.

I started with a piece of cream coloured cut, cut to 6x6".  In the middle of the card, I stamped the Sweet Poppy Stencils sentiment, part of thier "Festive Phrases" stamp set in Wow! clear embossing ink and then coated with Wow! Rich Gold embossing powder and heat set.

I then used the Swet Poppy Eucalyptus stamp with "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide Ink,  I then coloured the leaves with a diluted solution of the same ink, using a heat gun to dry the surface.

Next, I multiple stamped the Sweet Poppy "Fir Tree Sprigs" in two corners of the card, this time using "Evergreen Bough" Distress Oxide Ink to stamp and colour the needles.

I then stamped the Sweet Poppy "Holly Sprigs" using a mix of "Pine Needle" Distress Oxide Ink and Versafine Clair "Rain Forest" dark green ink.  I then coloured the holly leaves with "Beech Green" Derwent Inktense pencil applied with a paint brush.

I used a red Posca Pen to colour the holly berries.  Then used a metalic gold pen to edge the card, the holly and the berries.  I added white highlights to the berries using a Unibal Signo Pen. Finally, I added a bit of sparkle by using a gold shimmer gel pen around the Eucalyptus leaves.