Well, if ya loved the first Christmas release from Lili of the Valley you are going to love this one just as much – a good mix of different stamps which are all so gorgeous! They are going to be released the first week in September so not long to wait and loads of sneak peeks being shared by the DT between now and release day too so do keep an eye on the Ideas to Inspire blog as we will be uploading our cards there.
Today I have used Angel Lute for my sneak peek, I just could not resist colouring her in. I think she will be one of my most used Christmas stamps this year (IF I ever get round to making any to send that is lol).
The image has been coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers (love these babies now lol)
Skin: Apricot, Oatmeal and blush
Hair: Terracotta, Vanilla, Antique White (FM)
Pinks: Baby Pink, Pale Pink, Muted Pink (FM)
Wings: Lemon Chiffon (FM) and blender
Lute: Shale, Cocoa, Ivory
Clouds: Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua (FM) and blender.
Start: Gold, Lemon
Holly: Holly, Meadow Green
Glitter is Glamour Dust which has been applied with a glue pen
Nitwit Collections have a new digi kit out Pinky Swear, and although it is not a Christmas kit I had already decided to make the card in a pink and yellow colour combo and these papers were just so right for the card. Aren’t the colours just so pretty?
And I used one of Frilly Frames from Go Kreate, this set is XXL Square Frame Frilly #10 but I cheated a bit this time lol. I cut the entire shape out of a single piece of card so I would not lose the shape at the top as I would have done if I had cut it out straight on to a scored and folded card. I then cut a scored and folded card with the same die and stuck the single die cut to the scored card and voila a shaped card that follows the shape all the way round :) I used one of the smaller dies in the set to cut the mat for the image to sit on, you can buy this shape in a smaller set if you don’t have an A4 die cutter or larger to cut the big dies - Frame Frilly #10. The larger dies in the sets will need to be cut on an A4 Cutter like a Grand Calibur, I have a Big Shot Pro and I LOVE that babe (okay not so much of a baby but a monster rather lol – it’s mahoosive and cuts anything and everything lol.)
I coated the poinsettias with Twinklets after pulling them apart. Once they were dry(ish) I reassembled them with some flattened spacers and the stunning new Moonstone Brads from Wild Orchid Crafts which are now on the website woohoo! I finished the card off with some 15mm roses, 10mm roses, a snowflake charm from the mixed metal embellishments, some seam binding and lace.