Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stenciled Christmas Tree


Hi everyone.  While the tag event was running, I didn't post any other cards ... but I was busy making lots more!  :)  Managed to get lots of Christmas cards done ... mostly versions of a few simple designs, making them in different colours.  But besides those, I did find some time to try out a stencil from STAMPlorations that I've had for a while, but hadn't used yet.

I LOVE the modern, graphic, stylized tree.  For the card above, I started with a piece of smooshed inka gold with peacock feathers distress re-inker left over from this video tutorial I did a little while ago.  I cut the panel down, and then stenciled over top ... first with gold ink, and then once that was dry, clear glass bead gel was added on top of that.  The glass bead gel is so pretty and sparkly ... but it does take a while to dry, so I always plan to leave it overnight.  I didn't want to take away from the pretty panel, so simply stamped a gold sentiment to finish the card.

I'm entering this into a few challenges that are running right now:

Sparkle #51 - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday #72 - Christmas
AAA Cards #53 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday #18 + Nov. Mixed Media


Thanks for dropping by for a visit!







Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Mixed Media paper for smooshed panel
Ink:  Delicata gold (Tsukineko); Peacock Re-inker (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  ARTplorations Christmas Tree stencil (STAMPlorations), Inka Gold wax paste, water mister, Clear Glass Bead gel (Golden), palette knife

Challenges:
Sparkle #51 - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday #72 - Christmas
AAA Cards #53 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday #18 + Nov. Mixed Media

33 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous Loll, the background is so pretty against the gold embossing. I do love this stencil! Thanks for joining us at Stencil Sunday this month too. Carol x

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  2. This is so stunning! I really have to get that glass bead gel! Off to check out the stencil...

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  3. LOVE that background piece Loll and that Christmas tree is amazing! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. Beautiful contemporary Christmas Card. Loving the colours, the techniques and that glass bead gel x

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  5. LOVE!!! From that stunning background to your gorgeous glass bead gel tree...absolute perfection, Loll!

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  6. this is stunning, I love this golden tree!

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love, I love, I love!! I love the delicacy and modern design of this magnificent card!
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Hi Loll.
    ,Gorgeous card, love the tree and the beautiful background.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. The background is perfect for that cool looking tree!

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  10. Unique, innovative, and totally gorgeous!

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  11. Beautiful swirling background! Fabulous card!!

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  12. Wow! That's amazing and gorgeous!

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  13. Love this! The background is gorgeous and the tree looks so stylish. Isn't the glass bead gel fun to play with ....... the results are so sparkly! xx

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  14. That bendy golden tree looks fabulous against the aqua background. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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  15. Such a pretty colour combination Loll. :)

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  16. Wow Loll, I would love to be a fly on the wall of your craft room to see how you make these gorgeous backgrounds!! Stunning tree, the gold is just incredible! hugs :)

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  17. Love the marble look back ground for this beautiful tree .Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

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  18. how clever and gorgeous colors!!

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    1. This golden beaded tree shape is gorgeous against your wonderfully smooshed background. I love this stencil shape, and it was inspired to use the gel beads with it. A truly lovely & modern look to our holiday tree! (note to self: find this stencil!) Hugs & TFS

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  19. What a wonderful, rich, sparkly tree! Love it against the Inka Gold background!

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  20. SUCH a beautiful card! I LOVE that texture - have to get me some of that glass bead stuff and that inka gold....Simply stunning background too! :)

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  21. Love your background and that funky tree stenciling!

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  22. Loll, what a knockout card. Perfect, wow love the background and have to get some of that inka gold then the stencil tree with the sparkle from the gel beads, another need/ have to have lol. Love inlove with this. Card.

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  23. What a lovely, festive card Loll! The background is such a gorgeous foil for the sparkly tree.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  24. Gorgeous mixed media modernistic Christmas tree Loll. Your background is so beautiful too. TFS my friend. We are Home again after a wonderful and relaxing four days at the beach :-)

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  25. Very creative and innovative! Love this stylish look in golden Christmas tree with beautiful background!

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  26. Stunning, Loll ... your texture-y golden, graphic Christmas tree is gorgeous ... what a fantastic sense of movement against the yummy background! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. Oooh, such a sparkly tree and a great modern look, Loll! Very pretty. Congrats on your win over at the Sparkle Christmas Card Challenge!

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  28. How cool is this?!? Great pairing of the BG and that groovy tree.

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  29. Oh my this is amazing! I love the background and how the tree flows with the card. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  30. I can't believe how far behind I am in my visits...this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! Your background is so soft and lovely, and I love all the shimmer and shine on your tree! Such a beautiful card!

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  31. Wow! That was my first response when I saw this lovely, Loll. Glass bead gel? Never heard of it but it takes that tree from ordinary to extra-ordinary.

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  32. OMG!! I've thought about getting some of that glass bead gel before - I think you might have tipped me over the edge with this stunner!! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

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