Tuesday 1 October 2013

Lets get Inky!!!

Hi there everyone! 

My post tonight is for a challenge that is being hosted by my good friend, Nonni. She has put together a Design Team to help inspire you to create Christmas Cards.

The challenge is called - Lets Get Inky: Stamp a Happy Christmas

Here is what Nonni would like to see you do for this challenge -

"Let's create Christmas cards with stamping playing the main role! You could use fun techniques like masking and combine background stamps with smaller stamps... Or how about using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas and playing with some embossing powders? Or stamping with watercolors? Or tone on tone stamping maybe? The possibilities are endless... Let's get inky and creative! You can choose any style from CAS to vintage, what ever you like the best... You can use embellishments too -just don't cover up your fabulous stamping completely!"

This challenge runs until the 24th December so there is plenty of time to get heaps of cards made and entered!

Here is my DT card -

I am having a little card making class on Wednesday and it is the first time that I will be hosting something like this. I've decided on making 3 different Christmas cards. This is one of them.

I have used my Lovely as a Tree set which really should be used more often. Focusing on stamping, I inked up the pine tree with Gumball Green and used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. Without re-inking, I then stamped again. I repeated this process a couple of times.

Then I got out the dreaded glitter.... (Oh dear, I really love glitter but hate how it ends up everywhere, lol. Later in the afternoon after I made the card, I was outside helping in the garden and with the sun shining bright, you couldn't miss me! I had glitter on my feet, legs, arms and face. I would have been the perfect extra for the Twilight movies...).

Using my Tombow pen tip applicator, I just squiggled glue over the trees and added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

The sentiment is from my Petite Pairs set.

So there you have it.

Nonni has a wonderful prize up for grabs from this wonderful sponsor.

The prize on offer is It's All About YOU Stamp Set

So, now it is your turn to join in. Pop on over to Nonni's blog for more details on the challenge and link up your inky Christmas cards.

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps - Lovely as A Tree (SU)
  • Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White (all SU)
  • Ink - Gumball Green (SU)
  • Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds (SU), Tombow Multi Liquid Glue (SU), Stampamajig (SU)


  1. Absolutely beautiful Kylie! I love all the glitter; amazing result!

  2. Oh Kylie I'm laughing here thinking about you being all shiny and in a Twilight movie! :) Your card is amazing, what a beautiful glittery forest. Have fun in your class!

  3. This is so lovely and I like the traditional feel of your image and design. And with the glitter and sparkle your card feels even more Christmasy!

  4. Hi Kylie. LOVE your forest of glittery trees. Lovely as a Tree is my all-time favorite SU! stamp set ... can't get enough of it!!! ... as you will see that I used the same set (but a different stamp) for my DT card ... great minds think alike! :) Loll xx

  5. Glitter is horrible to use as it always ends up all over the place but it does give gorgeous effect as is obvious with your card. I love the trees - and the glitter! :)

  6. I love all this glitter, it really gives a Xmas feel x

  7. What a pretty Christmas card! Love the glitter, but like you, I hate the mess! It's so hard to corral that stuff!

  8. Love that forest of beautiful trees and the sparkle looks like ice has fallen the night before. Gorgeous!!!


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