Kate Bolt. Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Inspire.Create.Challenges #002 - Hearts Come Home For Christmas Easel Card

Seeing the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog go live for the first challenge #001 was so exciting! I loved seeing what the rest of the Design team came up with for the colour challenge and we had some beautiful entries play along too! Inspire.create.challenges here

It is time for challenge #002 for the Inspire.Create.Challenges   

This week we have a sketch challenge. 
I have had the beautiful Hometown Greeting stamp and dies for a few weeks now and I thought they would be perfect for this project.

The layers of houses are cut from Whisper White cardstock using the Hometown Greetings Dies. I have sandwiched a layer of acetate between these and the card base.

I created a moonlit scene with Santa flying across the sky behind the snowy town. Before I adhered the front to the card I masked off the whisper white card stock with a one inch punched out circle from a post it note. I then inked up the background in Smokey Slate, Fresh Fig, Peekaboo Peach and a little Night of Navy ink. I applied with a sponge using upward strokes. I then removed the  circle mask and voila! a night sky! Do you see Santa flying across the moon? I stamped and embossed him in Silver Embossing Powder and I have added some of the silver metallic stars to the front of the acetate. 

Why did I use acetate in my card? Because I wanted to make it a little different - a little bit more than a flat card.

An easel card!

I have stamped and silver embossed the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card and cut it out using the Stitched Shape Oval Framelit. I have cut a slightly larger oval from the Layering Oval Dies and sandwiched together with Dimensionals before adhering to the card base. This then holds the card in place.

The camera doesn't catch it very well but can you see my snowy houses twinkling in the moonlight?

Clear Wink of  Stella was used to add the snowy sparkle.

 I would love to know if you like my card. Do leave a comment! You can go over to the Inspire.Create.Challenges here, and see what the rest of the Design Team came up for the challenge. We would love you to play along too. Adding your link is easy. Give it a try!

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  1. I absolutely love your creation, Kate. The easel part is a lovely surprise and the little stars on the acetate are just gorgeous! D xox

  2. Replies
    1. That’s very kind , thank you Kaye.

  3. What a great looking easel card! I love how you've used these dies for this sketch :-)
    Hugs xx


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