Saturday, December 24, 2022

Full Bloom

Hi everyone.   Today is my final post for this year.  

I am using my favourite technique that I learned this year from the very talented Chrissie Stokes.  I followed Chrissie's second video, using a single stamp to create my design, inked with Stampin' Up! markers.  The image is Full Bloom (Penny Black) and even though it's not technically a Christmas stamp, I think it works really well to make a Christmas card.  This is my most favourite Christmas card I've made this year and I sent it to a very dear friend. :)

To finish, I die-cut two rectangle frames, sandwiching them with the vellum.  I then added foam strips to the back to pop the framed piece up off the card base.  I stamped the sentiment (Christmas Sentiments from Penny Black) using the same red marker.

Stamping on both sides of the vellum gives the illusion the coloured leaves are recessed in the background.  It's such a creative and clever technique. :)

Close-up ...

I made a quick second card using the same technique, image and inks ..
Thank you to all that visit my blog.  A special thank you to those that take the time to leave me messages of support.  I truly appreciate your visits.  Wishing you the most fabulous Christmas!

See you in 2023!

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Stamps:  Full Bloom (Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Vellum (unknown)
Ink:   White Pigment ink (Hero Arts Unicorn); Markers in Real Red and Gumball Green (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  White embossing powder, heat tool, Rectangle dies - retired (Spellbinders)  



Bonnie said...

This is one of my favorite cards that you've made this year too, Lolly! A beautiful Christmas card! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!XOXO

Bobby said...

That stamp works well for the technique and makes a lovely Christmas card, Loll.

MUKat said...

Absolutely stunning. I have saved of your cards using this Penny Black stamp. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas. I look forward to seeing your wonderful cards in 2023.

Susan said...

Two beautiful cards, Loll! That stamp works perfectly for the technique and for a Christmas card, especially when you ink it up with red and green.

Tracy said...

A very beautiful card Loll. This technique is so classy I purchased the rose leaves she used on her original and can't wait to ink it up. Merry Christmas to you and your family and of course to Jessie :)

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Chris is so talented and fun to watch!💜💞🌲❄️

Sandy said...

So pretty Loll! I definitely want to try this technique - I don't think it is too early to start on 2023 Christmas cards, do you!?!
Thank you for sharing -
Sandy xx

Jeanne H said...

A lovely couple of cards. Loved watching you all year and sure will next year. Merry Christmas and best wishes for everything you need. Hugs to you.

Jane Harrah said...

Truly stunning Loll. I would not have pictured that particular stamp like this and it is just beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

This is soooo gorgeous, Loll, and a technique that's on my list to try. The list is long so it takes me a while. Your work on this is remarkable and I really appreciate some of your explanation that makes me want even more to give it a try. The stamp is beautiful and, yes, works perfectly for Christmas. I've sure enjoyed this year following your blog and look forward to many more. Enjoy yourself till we meet again!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and I must have a go at this as it does look so beautiful, and I love the mix of colours and both designs are extremely pretty, and you are so inspirational with your use of techniques. I do hope you have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to visiting you in 2023. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

You mastered this technique, Loll! Both cards are fantastic! I love the color frost-glass effect of vellum and the way you arranged the images.
Thank you so much for your inspiration this year. Looking forward to seeing many more of your beautiful cards in 2023.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my friend!
Hideko xx

BalooPress said...

Thank you Loll for your stunning and inspiring designs. Your time and gifts are much appreciated. Merry Christmas and may 2023 be filled with joy and good health.

TK said...

Very pretty, Loll, I adore both cards! Merry Christmas and enjoy your break!

Nance from Texas said...

I woke up this Christmas morning before everyone else and saw your beautiful card. Merry Christmas to you and your family (including Jessie) and thank you for sharing your talent with us in 2022. Looking forward to what you will design in 2023.

BożenA said...

WOW! The first card is indeed amazing and I totally get you that it is your favorite Christmas card this year. A friend is sure to be delighted with this stunning card. In the second card, this double stamping effect is less visible because the vellum area is smaller.
Thank you my dear Loll for a whole year of amazing inspiration. I love your cards and your blog. Merry Christmas!

Marcia Hill said...

Both cards are truly BEAUTIFUL Loll, and now I'm off to watch the video so I can finally try this technique with stamping on both sides of the vellum! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This is just beautiful. It's a wonderful way with vellum and I love both cards.

Nstiz said...

This is gorgeous Loll! Wow, it think it is my favorite one of your Christmas cards. What a fabulous job you did on this!

Linda said...

WOW! This is simply beautiful, and you're so right, the stamp works perfectly for Christmas cards.
I've yet to try this technique, it's definitely at the top of my to do list for 2023 now.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll these cards are exquisite - I too love that technique and you have used it brilliantly on these cards
Trust you have had a wonderful Christmas, and I look forward to being inspired by you in 2023

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your gorgeous Christmas card and the beautiful vellum technique, which is still on my list of new techniques to try, Lolly. You have just made this technique jump to the top of my list:-) TFS your photos of both your beautiful cards and detailed description of your technique. I may be making my 1st 2023 Christmas card soon because of your inspiration. I can't thank you enough for inspiring me all year long...for years and am looking forward to your beautiful 2023 Beauties, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy {P.S.) we are home from our awesome very relaxing camping trip at the beach:-)

Lisa Elton said...

What a beautiful way to say farewell to 2022! Love these so much, Loll! I hope you enjoyed a Merry Christmas!

Christine Alexander said...

Both cards are stunning Loll, this was such a fun technique ♥

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - what a fabulous technique!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x