Friday, December 14, 2012


To close off the year of Just Add Ink challenges, we're asking you to join in with us and "Just Add Christmas" to your papercraft project.  Hopefully you're not all "Christmassed-out" already; this time of year gets so overwhelmingly busy, doesn't it?

The card I have to share with you today was inspired by my lovely friend Sue Madex.  Sue has shown some cards on her blog using a very cool, and very easy, technique -  reverse masking.  Now, I simply can't make one-layer cards, so I've tizzed mine up a bit - lots of bling and shimmer on this one!

I started off with a panel of Naturals White cardstock, and used the two torn edges of a piece of copy paper to mask off an area to be sponged and stamped on; Dotto (temporary adhesive) worked perfectly to keep the paper in place.  I sponged the area with Baja Breeze ink, then stamped three of the doilies from Delicate Doilies, using Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse ink.  After I'd left the ink to dry (for what I thought was long enough!), I overstamped  a few doilies in Whisper White craft ink, and sprinkled Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the top - thinking there'd be just a few sparkly doilies.  Well, here's proof of how great Stampin' Up!'s new inkpads are for embossing .... the embossing powder stuck to the sponged background as well, giving a lovely sparkly effect over the whole panel!  Take a look:

I ran some Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the top 'torn' edge, and adhered Silver Glass Glitter - sooo pretty.  A die-cut strip of silver glimmer paper, and a few rhinestones, added even more sparkle.

Here's the finished card:

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, More Merry Messages
Card: Baja Breeze, Naturals White, Island Indigo, silver glimmer paper
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse stampin' pads, Versamark inkpad, Whisper White craft stampin' pad
Other: White embossing powder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Decorative Label punch, Adorning Accents edgelits die, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, silver Glass Glitter, Basic Rhinestones, stampin' sponge, sponge dauber, multipurpose liquid glue, sticky strip, glue dots

For even more inspiration for handmade Christmas projects, check out the rest of the Design Team's samples.    We have loved having you play along with our challenges this year.

Merry Christmas to you, and all of those dear to you.  We look forward to sharing more projects with you when we return from our break, on 18th January 2013!



  1. You certainly captured lots of sparkle with this one Christine :)The glass glitter is really eyecatching, although I do love your stamping on the blue panel. xxx

  2. Christine I'm loving all the 'tizzynes' - just perfect for a Christmas card!

  3. Lovely blue background colour and the glitter just gives it that extra touch beautiful!!

  4. Great technique! I do love your colour choice Christine, combined with the chunky glitter and extra sparkly background, it's very pretty! xxx

  5. I love that you tizzed your card up Christine. It's really lovely and that glitter is one of my faves.

    Hope you are well. It feels like forever between emails...thank you for your beautiful card recently. So sweet and thoughtful.


  6. Love the colour combo and the use of the doilies for Christmas, Christine. The chunky glitter edge is super.

  7. LOVING all those sparkles Christine - FAB card :)