Saturday, 27 June 2015

52 CCT Technique Challenge

At 52 Christmas Card Throwdown we have a technique challenge for you!

Such a wonderful way to combine lots of different papercraft techniques with interesting materials and textures. My panel on the left has been sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and stamped. I then applied gesso and made a stencil using Poppy Stamps Ornamental Boughs die. I used a sponge dauber to rub Mint Macaron and Pistachio Pudding inks through the stencil. I like how the gesso gives the pine needles a ghostly appearance (ghost pine needles...scary thought!).

I used two SU stencils from the new annual catalogue to make the background with its falling snow. Finally, I added a couple of die-cut pine branches with a button tied with linen thread and a sentiment. 

I really enjoyed making this card and I do hope you will join us with your fabulous festive creations! April x


  1. love the color combo and how you used those stencils

  2. Beautiful card. Love the colors.
    Julie t

  3. Oh April, j'aime beaucoup la simplicité de ce bouquet de sapin, biz

  4. I love all the different textures you've got on this card - lovely festive look too. Great colours. Lovely take on the challenge xx


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