Glittering Jingle Bells

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Glittering Jingle BellsThe second card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge came from a Fiskars page that focused on Piecing Together the Holidays. They’re doing cool and interesting things with punches and stencils, and I decided to see if I could create similar cards in My Digital Studio. The Fiskar’s card used Silver bells, but otherwise, I think I managed to “piece together” a similar card. I especially like the watercolor look I managed with the green background.

Here are the details:

  • Background: Real Red Small Polka Dot
  • Main image background: Three Square Punches, reshaped into rectangles and layered. The bottom and middle layer are Certainly Celery. On the middle layer, I added a full drop shadow at position 0,0 to give the impression of a slightly darker piece behind it. The top layer is from the Vintage Overlays Designer Series Paper. I think it’s Texture 8.
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Leaf from A Cardinal Christmas in Whisper White, and Pine Bough from Lovely as a Tree in Garden Green. Snowflakes is from Best Wishes and More in Garden Green (some 100% opacity and some at 63% opacity)
  • Jingle Bells: Homemade Mustard glitter paper with Circle and Square (reshaped) punches in Basic Black to create the lines.
  • Embellishment: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Bow
  • Sentiment: Typed in the Bell MT font in Real Red

 


May Your Holiday Shine

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May Your Holiday Shine, a Christmas CardThe first card (click on the image to see a larger version) in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge pulls together techniques that I’ve learned in the last month or so. I incorporated both the homemade glitter paper that I made and I used the watercolor technique to fill in the tree.

Here are the details:

  • Background: Homemade white glitter paper
  • Main image background: Curly Label Punch in Baja Breeze, with a drop shadow centered at 0,0.
  • Trees: Row of Trees from the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Brush Set, in Basic Black
  • Middle Tree: Watercolor technique with the Splatter from the Extreme Elements Stamp Brush Set, in Handsome Hunter, with opacity adjusted in a few stamps to create the look of depth.
  • Decorations: Circle Punches, resized, in various shades. Star from A Holly, Jolly Christmas Stamp Brush Set in Whisper White
  • Gift: Gift from Jolly Bingo Bits in Whisper White with Brilliant Blue Square and Circle Punches behind.
  • Sentiment: Typed in the Lucida Calligraphy font.