Tuesday 26 January 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More #178

Hi crafters

Another week has whizzed by and it's time for another new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  Our sequence of challenges has moved on to the next theme which means we're back with...

Addicted to Holidays
(create a project relating to a holiday such as Christmas, Easter, etc. or create a vacation themed project)

Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs who are offering a prize of a $10 gift certificate to our lucky winner.

I've used one of its designs on my DT card this week...

I started by printing the digi image onto some white cardstock.  I then masked off the snow banks at the base and blended various colours of Distress Inks to create a Northern Lights effect.  I only have one type of cardstock that will successfully go through my printer which, unfortunately, isn't the best for blending, it was a bit 'squeaky' and not fun to use at all.  But for the effect I was trying to create I think the uneven blend actually works ok.  I stamped the sentiment then mounted the panel onto a black frame before adhering to the card base.  I finished by adding some 'stars' using a white pigment pen and added some Stickles to the snow banks for that all important Christmas sparkle.  And there you have it, my first Christmas card of 2016 in the bag!

Materials used:
  • Stamps: DRS Designs - Triple Tree with Snow; Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Twisted Citron, Broken China, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Accents: White Signo Uni-ball pen; Stickles - Crystal

Challenge entries:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #265 - Use a sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #343 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Challenge #100 - Blast from the Past (previous colour challenge) - Neons

AAA Cards - Game #56 - Winter Wonderland

My teamies have created a wonderful selection of different projects for you this week so why not pop over and grab some inspiration. And as this is a holiday challenge, why not take the opportunity to get an early start on your Christmas cards! ;)


  1. A fabulous card - I love your Northern Lights background.
    Kath x

  2. Wow! Absolutely spectacular Anita! Love your northern lights effect and it works like a dream with the digi trees. Superb blending! Swooning! X

  3. Beautiful card! The background is great! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards!

  4. Gorgeous Northern Lights effect on your sky, Anita! Love this beautiful card!

  5. Gorgeous card! That sky is amazing! Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  6. The Northern lights are so pretty! Your card is stunning! Hugz Jules

  7. Stunning card,love the color combination on you're background,great effect,amazing card...XX Željka

  8. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 265 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

  9. SO pretty! I just love how you combined a digi with the sponging - great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  10. OMG, Anita! This is totally awesome. Love the colors, and those trees, and touch of glitter, everything makes this card to be a perfect wintry card!

  11. Love your 'Northern Lights' background to this Anita. :)

  12. Having seen the Northern Lights many times in my travels as a child to my grandparents' farm in Northern Alberta, I can say that you've captured them beautifully on your card! An incredibly stunning background; perfect for the 'branch-y' trees!

  13. A fantastic creation! I love the skyline colours! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

  14. Beautiful card, love the background. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  15. Your Northern Lights effect is amazing!!! I actually gasped when I saw it :)

  16. Fabulous ! I love the Northern Lights the colours are amazing such an atmospheric card.


  17. A totally stunning effect with the tree silhouettes against that gorgeous background; such an elegant design :-)
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Inspirations!
    Kat x


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