Sunday, 6 November 2016

Blue Christmas

I am delighted and very proud to have  been invited to be a guest designer for the Stamping Sensations Challenge which begins today.

I began by scoring at every 1/2 inch diagonally, both ways on a piece of 5" square white card.

I shaded two sides of each scored square then  stamped my image and a few snowflakes with a blue die inkpad.  I used the same colour to add a little colour and shape to the bauble then added some glitter glue.

As I didn't have the right colour of blue card for the matting I coloured white card with the same inkpad and stamped a few  snowflakes in black  around the edge of the background matt.

I do hope you will be able to join in with the challenge at Stamping Sensations.  Do pop over and look at the lovely cards made by the Design Team members.

44 comments:

brenda said...

Morning Barb,

The quilting effect is amazing and so realistic and using just the blue with the white really makes it into a statement card.

Thanks you so much for being our Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations this month and creating this lovely card to inspire us all.

Hope you have a good Sunday, it's a chilly and frosty one here.

B x

Lia said...

Your card has a Dutch 'look' Barb! I love the Delft blue colours.
Lia xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Barb, fab card. I love the quilting effect - very eye-catching! Very clever. Elizabeth xx

Jane Willis said...

Well done on your GDT slot, and what a lovely card. I love the quilted effect
Jane

Dora said...

What a beautiful effect about that scoring. Beautiful card.
Thank you for being a guest.

Stamps and Paper said...

Congrats on your DT spopt Barb and I love the quilted effect on your card a lovley effect

Anne

SARN said...

Brilliant quilt-like card. Thanks for sharing how it was made xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Well done on your GD role Barb, It's a lovely card and I love the background. It's something that I really need to have a go at. Stamping Sensations is a fabulous challenge and you do right to feel proud, you've earned it! Enjoy your Sunday. Happy Crafting, Sandra x

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful GDT card with the quilting look.I love the colours and the stamps.Great design.

Hugs, Sylvia x

cuilliesocks said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot Barb, beautifully designed and coloured card, lovely embossing on the background, fabulous effect, and the Dutch style look is gorgeous, Kate x

Aquarius said...

A lovely card and the quilted effect is brilliant. I often find background colours difficult to match - particularly blues for some reason (lots of them are too turquoise) and using a matching ink pad to colour the layer is a great idea and of course you only need to do the edge!

Joan said...

A lovely card Barb, love the quilted effect and the blue and white colour scheme, looks like delft China

Joan

Gerrina said...

That background makes it so peaceful and elegant! Hope you have a good sunday!

Krisha said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilting effect on this card, and of course snowflakes are one of my favorite winter images!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Brilliant card, and such a clever idea scoring the background in this way before stamping! Love bue and white, it's so elegant!
Hugs

Greta said...

Congrats on being the GD, Barb! You've made such a unique & beautiful card--just love the look!

mamapez5 said...

This is a beautiful card Barb. It is so clean, but you have managed to get a lot of dimension into it. Lovely! Kate x

Jean said...

A beautiful card Barb, the blue and white colour combo always looks fresh and appealing. I love quilted effect as well, very clever.
Jean

Veerle said...

Congrats with your GDT post Barb. Beautiful card.
Hugs Veerle x

Janice said...

Congratulations Barb on your guest designer spot, that's fabulous news! Gorgeous Christmas card, the quilting effect makes a lovely background.
Janice x

MaryH said...

Sooo pretty! It looks like a lovely quilt with the way you've done the score lines (brilliant design idea too). Was interested to read you did the scores and shading before doing your stamped images. Congratulations on being chosen for the GD spot, and did you ever stun with this lovely card! TFS

Sally H said...

A stunningly beautiful card, Barb! I love it! You have done us proud as Guest DT this month!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations on your guest feature, Barb! So well deserved! Your card is gorgeous - I love the quilted design!

rachel said...

Its beautiful Barb - I love what you have done! Hugs rachel x

KandA said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot. Really wonderful card and super quilted effect xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Barb, a fabulous technique.
Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.
Pauline
x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Barb, love the quilted look of the background and some lovely images. OI have done that before today, using a marker or ink on a backing card to match the colours used on an image.

Kath x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...Well done on being a Guest D.T.....and with a beautiful card....love the background.....Joolsx

Bonnie said...

That scoring and sponging amazes me, Barb! So neat and perfect! Love the crisp blue and white!

Carol L said...

That's a great background technique you used, and the card looks amazing. Well done!

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very brilliant design card.
Love your wonderful design of this, and gorgeous stamping also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lilian said...

Congratulations on being G D at Stamping Sensations Challenge,
Loving the card Barb.

Lilian

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous and very clever. I love blue and white, it always looks so clean and fresh. Just like Delft tiles.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats on your guest spot Barb, a lovely card to share for it too. I love the quilted background, it's very effective.
Lorraine

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cool! This quilted card gives a great Christmas-y look to your card.

Lynne K said...

This is such a lovely, elegant design, Barb! The quilt effect is stunning. Thanks for being our guest DT, very well deserved.

Lynne

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful card Barb and very stylish. Happy crafty week, Angela x

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Barb!

Linby said...

Congrats on your GDT. This is a wonderful card, the scoring looks brilliant and really adds to the card.

Craftychris said...

Really clever background! Fabulous card! Congratulations on being guest designer. xxx

Erika said...

Hi Barb, love that idea, looks just like a quilt. Great Christmas feel to it and fab inking too.

Hugs Erika. x

Donna said...

This is fabulous, I agree with Erika, my first impression was that it looks like a quilt. I am going to have to try this on a Christmas card.

scrappymo! said...

So very pretty, Barb!

Donna said...

Many congratulations, Barb.
Such a unique effect. Love it. x