Friday, December 04, 2015

Starry, Starry Night

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the Happy Little Stampers December Christmas challenge ...

I started by making my tree.  I used the Faux Mother of Pearl technique, using gold resist for a different look.  Click HERE to see my video tutorial for Faux Mother of Pearl on YouTube.

I sponged two shades of green distress inks and die-cut the stitched tree.  Then I tore two pieces of white card stock for my snow banks ... love the look.

I used Delicata Gold ink to stamp the starry background and sentiment.  LOVE this gold ink ... it's such a beautiful colour and it really shines even though it's not embossed.

Simple, easy and quick CAS card that was fun to make.

This month we're happy to have the very creative Doni (Lime Green Giggles) as our Guest Designer.  Welcome to the team Doni!!

Click HERE to see Doni's Star card, along with the cards from the rest of our very talented Design Team.  And come join in the challenge with your "star" Christmas card.

This will be my last Design Team card for this challenge.  I'm stepping down at the end of the year from both the Christmas and Sketch challenges at HLS.  I have really enjoyed my time on these teams.  I will be continuing to run the HLS CAS Challenge, and will be a member of the HLS Mixed Media team for next year. :)

I'm entering this card into ATS&M #173 - Holiday ... and my second entry into Sparkle Christmas #52 - Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit!

Stamps:  Stars (Big Bold Birthday from Happy Little Stampers); Sentiment (Mixed Christmas Sentiments from Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold wax, water mister, saran wrap, sponges, Holly Jolly Tree die (Lil' Inkers)

HLS December Christmas Challenge - Star
ATS&M #173 - Holiday
Sparkle Christmas #52 - Anything Goes


  1. Such a contemporary and gorgeous card. That's another technique I shall go and take a look at. Do so love learning new ones (to me) x. Thank you for the inspiration x Such a pretty card x

  2. What a sweet little tree surrounded by your lovely stars! what? you can't do ALL 4 DT's???? I suppose you need to sleep or something like that ;) Have a great weekend my friend!! Julia xx

  3. Love those sweet little stars and I love the textures on the tree :)

  4. Beautiful gold stars - and thanks for the tip that the Delicata gold ink is shiny even if not embossed. And I love your tree and snowy banks. We'll miss you on the Christmas challenge DT next year but I'm sure you'll join in our challenges anyway!

  5. So pretty and starry :-) Love how you used gold ink for your faux mother of pearl tree. TFS your card and techniques Loll. I am off to spend my $20.00 gift from your awesome tag event. Thank you again Loll....for everything!

  6. I love the Christmas tree which is so beautifully painted. I love the effect of CAS, it is amazing.

  7. This is so sweet Loll, loving the shine on everything. Carol x

  8. Adorable the Faux Mother of Pearl technique! The Delicata ink is just lovely on those stars! Beautifully done!

  9. Such a gorgeous CAS design Loll and what a great technique for the tree! Thanks for the tip on that lovely ink - another product for my wish list I think lol!
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration you have shared on the challenge and I know your contributions will be missed.
    Carol x

  10. What a beautiful starry sky .... and the tree looks so pretty with the touch of gold. xx

  11. LOVE that little tree surrounded by stars. Tearing paper is so much fun hey! xx

  12. Really beautiful Loll!! Love your gold star background and creative wintry hills! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  13. love your cute little christmas tree, and gold star background. xx

  14. Oh I love your Star and the Tree is so sweet
    that tore paper is a great idea Loll
    lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week, see you again maybe next week :)
    Monika (DT Member)

  15. Great tree, and I love that look -- off to see how you did it!

  16. Wonderful card, love that green tree, looks brilliant.

  17. Love how you did the FMOP with the gold! It makes such a pretty tree with the golden stars over it!

  18. I love this card LOLL... it is gorgeous.. the tree really makes the stars POP.. I love how the gold sentiment ties it all together!

    1. So very, very beautiful. Loads of wonderful texture, and the stars just shine forth. LOVE it! TFS & Hugs

  19. I love the idea of torn snowbanks, Loll. I'm sorry you're leaving the DT but I can see how too many can be difficult to keep up with and still have time to make cards just for the fun of it.

  20. So pretty, Loll ... your snowy banks are fabulous ... love the effect of the faux mother of pearl on the tree! Hugs, Anita :)

  21. What a lovely wintry and starry wonderland you've created! Gorgeous...especially the tree!

  22. What a fun card, Loll--beautiful tree!


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