Christmas Glow

Penny Black has launched a challenge on their blog asking you to share your holiday themed PB creations.

Two lucky winners will receive a $25 shopping spree to our online storeAnd the grand prize winner will receive a $100 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store!That’s three winners! The $25 shopping spree winners will be announced here on the blog on September 28 and October 26. The grand prize winner will be announced on November 30th.

I am sharing Christmas cards on my blog this week; I hope you get inspired to do some creating with your PB stamps and dies. If you do make sure you enter the challenge; there are several ways to enter so check out the details here.

This large tree stamp is called Christmas glow and it is stamped on hot pressed watercolour paper. I coloured it with distress inks while working in a stamp positioning tool. I dabbed different green inks on the tree branches and spritzed lightly before stamping. I wanted to retain the shape of the tree but have the greens blend with each other so I added only enough water to move the ink a little. I stamped the pot in vintage photo then blended with a paint brush then added black soot ink to the inside of the pot.

I dried all the coloured stamping then inked the star and sentiment with versamark and coloured inside the string of lights with a versamarker (embossing pen) then embossed in gold powder.  I used a gold gel pen to draw the string between the lights.


Stamps: Christmas glow 40-627(PB), peaceful season 30-498(PB)
Inks: crushed olive, pine needles, mowed lawn, vintage photo, black soot distress inks & versamark
Also: WOW metallic gold rich embossing powder, gold gel pen, embossing marker

10 Comments on “Christmas Glow”

  1. Christine says:

    The variation in greens is lovely and the gold accents are fabulous.

  2. Gilda McCain says:

    The most beautiful card. I love your art and wish I had the ability to do what you have with the stamp. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Gilda, creating this card was really just an experiment with how much water to add so the colours blended. Too much and I got a greeny blue blob, not enough and it looked a little bare.

  3. Pat says:

    I love the blue mixed in with tbe green on the pretty tree Heather and the added gold embossed baubles and star look fabulous. A gorgeous card. x

  4. Shauna Todd says:

    Love the simplicity and colors. Wonderful!

  5. memalagene says:

    AWESOME Christmas tree! I love the blended colors!

  6. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    Love this, especially the unexpected blue tones. Perfect! Thank you for the supply list: Distress Pine Needles for that blue.

  7. boilermom27 says:

    That is simply GORGEOUS!

  8. Karen Jackson says:

    This is a simple, classy and splendid card Heather. I love it.

  9. Karen Critcher says:

    I wish I had your creative vision. This card is beautiful. Thank you for the statements you gave us as to the procedures we could follow to make the card ourselves.

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