I would like to share with you a Christmas card that I have made. I was inspired by the current challenge at Time Out where you need to create a Christmas card with the option of pink and/or purple. Plus I wanted to create another card for Just Add Ink where you need to add W - I've used water again ;) Also, over at Allsorts they are having a Christmas challenge and I would like to link up there as well.
I LOVE non-traditional Christmas colours.
Here is my card -
Most of you probably know that I love smooshing my ink around on watercolour paper. Whether it is with brushos, distress inks, watercolour markers etc. That's exactly what I did for this card by smearing a distress ink pad (Pickled Raspberry) onto my craft mat, misting it with water and picking it up with the card stock. I dried my colour in between smooshing to get different effects.
I was also completely inspired by Anita's use of gold on her card. I not long ago bought a dew drop Brilliance Ink in Galaxy Gold. Time to get using it!
Once the panel was dry I put some of the gold onto my craft mat, picked it up with a wet brush and flicked it all over.
I used the brand new Everyday Sentiments set from Happy Little Stampers to create my greeting.
Those pearls are purple (even though they look like a dark blue in my photo) but they didn't start as purple. These are the normal self adhesive pearls that you can get from Happy Little Stampers but I coloured them with an alcohol marker.
If you are not sure what 'smooshing' is, please check out my video below because the first step I do to create panels for my butterflies is to use the smooshing technique. I used glossy cardstock in the tutorial but you can smoosh ink on just about anything!
The pink and gold look so beautiful together, Kylie. Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at Just Add Ink, again!ReplyDelete
Spectacular Kylie! Love the gold against the pink and the splattered effect works brilliantly. Superb BG for your sentiment. XReplyDelete
Oh wow! The gold splatters amongst the layers of pink is a fabulous effect Kylie! Such a lovely non traditional Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)ReplyDelete
Just fabulous Kylie. I loved Anita's pink and gold also. The gold looks amazing. And naturally the sentiments are fab! Great to see you at TO my friend and so pleased Anita inspired you xxReplyDelete
Love this! So different from the traditional red and green ...... and the added gold looks amazing! xxReplyDelete
What a lovely colours on your smooshed background Kylie and I really enjoyed the video. I have some glossy card somewhere if only I could find it - lol!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous combination of pink and gold Kylie. LOVE your smooshed background. xxReplyDelete
Oh my goodness - the pink and gold is fabulous - love the way you splattered the gold! I'm going to be trying that!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous smooshing, Kylie ... the sense of depth in all that yummy pink is fabulous ... and the gold splatters ... soooo delicious! Thanks so much for the shout out ... delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)ReplyDelete
What a fabulous background, love the text and black stamping, great non-traditional C.C.ReplyDelete
Thank you for entering our Christmas challenge this week at Allsorts.
Love the gold and pink together on this gorgeous card Kylie. Carol xReplyDelete
Stunning card KyleReplyDelete
Hugs Sylvie x
Love this, Kylie! One of my favorite colors of Distress Inks and it looks amazing with the gold!ReplyDelete
Your smooshed ink background is just gorgeous, and I love the way the pink looks with gold. This is such a pretty and festive Christmas card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.ReplyDelete
This is a simple yet stunning card! I love the gold on the hot pink, it really is so effective and eye catching. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)ReplyDelete
Love your combo of pink and gold Kylie - an unusual but fun one for Christmas! Sounds like you had lots of fun - smooshing and flicking ink - with beautiful results. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)ReplyDelete
Lovely colours & techinque for your Christmas card. The gold adds a lovely Christmas shine too. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.ReplyDelete
It looks totally great that background! The gold pops just enough to let it sparkle. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us again!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous background, lovely card.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m
Gorgeous background, Kylie! The gold splatter sparkles beautifully!ReplyDelete
love the arty background, fab cardReplyDelete