Monday, 12 September 2016

A Cookie Cutter Northern Lights Christmas Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafters.

How are you lovelies? I've had a lovely crafty weekend. I spent Sunday with my lovely Pinkie teamies at my Stampin' Up! upline Michelle's bi-annual training up in North Hants. We spent the day crafting and chatting and eating cake. It was a brilliant day which ended with a fabulous raffle. Getting together with fellow Stampin' Up!-ers is still one of my favourite things about being a Demonstrator. I love seeing old and new faces and crafting with others.

Part of our day involved swapping in small groups. I'd signed up for two swaps- a Christmas card and a shaker card. Today's crafty share is the Christmas card I created to share with my swap group. I used a technique I'd not tried before, the shaving foam background technique. I used this to create the swirls for the Northern Lights and as you can see each of my cards was completely unique.

To create the background I used my Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo reinkers dropped onto a bed of shaving foam and then streaked together with my bone folder. I then placed my cut to size Whisper White layer onto the shaving foam and pressed to ensure full coverage of the ink. I then removed my card and wiped the excess foam off with kitchen roll.

I created my igloo by cutting a circle from Whisper White using the Circle Framelits, cutting a portion from the bottom of my circle and then using the small oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelit set to cut the door. I then embossed with the Brick folder. I layered this over a piece of Pool Party cardstock shaped to create my snow scene. I finished by adding Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes. I stamped my little Inuit in Memento Black and coloured with my Blender Pens.

Here is my little crafty helper having a go at creating her own Christmas card backgrounds. She went for more of a rainbow of colours.

This gives you a good idea of how the background effect is created. Dropping the ink and then running the streaks together on the bed of foam.

Thank you for popping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! or our products. I would love to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn lots of lovely freebies and you all get to make a fun crafty project too (no crafting experience necessary!).

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