Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday card by Astrid

Hi there Shimmerz friends, - today I have another holiday card to share with you. That famous holiday we all love so much is getting ever closer.....
I used three different sprays to put this project together, all from the Vibez range, the colours I used were: Palm Reader, Rolling in the Hay, and Hot Fudge, you can find them here.

Below a few process photos I took along the way:
I took a piece of thick card, gave it a base of dark brown acrylic paint, added some clear crackle paste and when dry and crackled, brought it alive with some Hot Fudge spray.

I die cut various foliage dies and sprayed them with a mix of my other chosen colours.
Here's a close up of one of the die cuts (a Heartfelt Creations stamp and die to match. What I love is that the sprays are translucent enough to still show the effect of the stamped image.
Next a focal image, another die cut (this time from Spellbinders) with a little antique image from my stash. (Many of these can be found copyright free online, though this one came from a Papermania Victorian Christmas collection that was available in the UK last year).
Now all that was needed was to put it all together, the sentiment was stamped and the poinsettia was from my stash.

Below a few close ups still:
A few "berries" added with a pearl pen from Viva Decor
The poinsettia, enhanced with a few spritzes of Vibez Hot Fudge
Well that's it from me for today, - happy holiday crafting! And don't forget, if you like what I used and want to get your hands on some too, - well, - just see below, - easy!!


10 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...
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froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful project Astrid ! The image goes so well with the natural colours!

Dorthe said...

Astrid, it is adorable, and wonderfully beautiful , so love all your greenery , used !! Dorthe xox

Carol said...

Gorgeous - love the translucent green spray on the foliage. STUNNING project xx

Annie said...

Love your holiday card Astrd, the image , greenery and poinsettia are beautiful and once again you have showcased the Shimmerz products so well. Love the way you used them on the background and also demonstrated the translucensly

Stunning as always

TFS and hugs
Annie x x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow gorgeous as always!

Maryann Laursen said...

Once again you´ve just made a wonderful piece of art here. It´´s so beautiful and well made in any way. You just never disappoint, and not today either, it´s gorgeous Astrid.

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful card, Astrid!!! Hugs

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning card Astrid! Love the colour mix and that crackle texture is to die for!!

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Astrid, love the crackle texture. Gorgeous image and all finished off so beautifully with the greenery.
Avril xx