Sep 7, 2016

Christmas is Coming

Happy Wednesday! 
It's only 109 days until Christmas, a little over 3 months and it will be here before you know it, so I am starting to work on Christmas cards. If you would like to place an order for handmade Christmas cards send me an email at

 To make this card, I started with a top folding note card A2 size, some watercolor paper and a white panel cut with a stitched die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 15. I stamped the Evergreen Bough from the set Christmas Pines in the top corner with Cucumber Crush and Emerald Envy, using the Mini MISTI tool. I used distress inks in Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers and blended them together to make the background. Next I used the snow image also from the Christmas Pines set and spritzed it with water and set it on the background for like 3 seconds to achieve the look I got. 
I took the piece of watercolor paper and cut out the Ornament  from the Delicate Ornament thinlits set and colored it using Zig Clean color real brush  markers. For the top of the ornament I used some Gold Foil paper. 
To finish the card I added the greeting form the Christmas Pines set and some shimmer to the watercolored ornament using Wink of Stella.

I am entering this one in the following challenges 

Less is More -Color challenge (use Peacock colors)
I found this image I was inspired by

Mixed Media 


  1. This is such a beautiful Christmas design, Ceal! I love the inked background and the spritzing gives a bokeh effect. The peacock colours look lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. What a gorgeous card! I love the striking colours against the softly inked background. Fab job - thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More :)

  3. Simply scrumptious Ceal and great to see a Christmas card in these superb peacock colours. Love the photo inspiration you found and your swoon-worthy inky background. Wonderful take on the challenge and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week.

  4. Stunning background Ceal and it is the perfect backdrop for the sprig and ornament. Love the picture you used for inspiration as it is so nice to see the pink incorporated into the design too. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  5. beautiful Christmas card - your background is wonderful
    your card is stunning - love the monochromatic greys
    thanks for joining us at HLS Mixed Media
    Barb Housner (DT)

  6. This is such a beautiful festive card Ceal. I love the peacock colours and how you created the snowy look background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  7. A good start to the festive season, beautiful card!!
    Thankyou for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers.


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