Good morning everyone! Tuesday, my day to post on the Katzelkraft DT blog and I have a card using the wonderful Katzelkraft Christmas stamp plate Lumieres de Noel.
To colour the beautiful Three Kings image I watercoloured with distress ink refills using : Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Dusty Concorde, Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold. I've also coloured the background to create a night desert scene using the inks and blending the colours with lots of water over the water dampened paper. Heavy 300gsm watercolour paper is advisable for this technique so that the paper doesn't warp from the water.
I decided to let the image stand alone and simply cut out the scene with a Spellbinders Labels Nestability die and I edged it with black soot distress ink. To make the card in this style I cut a piece of dark brown card with the same die, scored it approximately 1cm from the top, folded and flattened the 1cm tab and this piece is then attached with glue or glue tape (glue only on the tab) to the image panel to make the shaped card. I added a prima crystal for the star of wonder, lots of small clear gems for other stars and some stickles glitter glue.
If like me you struggle to get enough Christmas cards done and need a challenge to get you going :) then over on the Katzelkraft Forum you can join in on the '10 weeks 'til Christmas' thread where we are going to try to make three Christmas cards per week until Christmas which will total 30 cards made. You don't have to make them all of course, I'm sure I probably won't but a few made is always good and you can add them as and when you can, you don't have to use Katzelkraft stamps if you don't have them although it's always appreciated and there are prizes on offer which is great, I've now joined up. You need to register as a member on the English speaking thread here where there are a few of us and all the text is in English although everyone is welcome to join in on the French thread of the same title too. I hope you'll join us, I'd love to see you there.