Hi Everyone, Mirella here with you today. Sadly, for the last time, as my term with this wonderful team has come to an end. I’ve had loads of fun, sharing my creativity here with you, and I hope you enjoyed my posts and makes also. Don’t be strangers, we can still “see each other” through my personal blog, and my Instagram! 🙂
If you were upset because you missed out on the amazing Tree Of Lights layering stencil set – now is your chance to grab yourself one! I can guarantee that you won’t regret it, even if it’s too late for this year’s Christmas cards at this stage – this kind of a design will never go out of style, and it will wow your recipients, I assure you (I am speaking from experience!).
Truth be told, this kind of design would probably make most sense to mass produce, as it took me a few days to finish the card – there was lots of drying required between each step! I was playing and experimenting, so I only made one, but I have a feeling more will be in the making for Christmas 2021!
I started with ink blending the background, using Distress Oxide Inks and my beloved Blending Buddies. Once this was nice and dry, I begun adding the layers, leaving at least one day between each one (but you could probably speed it up by using a heat gun – I was in no rush, and worked on other projects in the meantime).
For my layers, I used white pigment ink, some metallic inks, and finally Versamark with Perfect Pearls… And whilst the tree might not look like much in photos, in real life it’s simply mesmerising!
As if it wasn’t stunning enough already, I decided to add some gorgeous baubles to my tree, and I believe it was a great decision – it simply looks complete! These are from Trinity also, but currently not in the shop, sorry!
I was considering adding a sentiment, too, but I chickened out – I think the tree design speaks for itself 😉
This card has actually been received by the recipient on the very day that I am writing this blog post, and I received a voice message, a text message and a WhatsApp message from them, telling me how amazing the card is, so I think it’s safe to say that it was worth it!
Before I go, I wanted to share another proud Mama moment – here are some of the cards that my 5 year old Daughter made for her teachers, using the Slimline Happy Snowman Die Set (also back in stock now!). She absolutely loves cranking the Big Shot, so a card made entirely from die cuts was perfect for her! We created more versions of the snowmen also, but they were last minute projects, so I don’t have more photos, sorry!
I cannot wait to see what Taniesa and Trinity Stamps come up with for 2021 – I’ll be watching you! 😉
One last massive crafty hug! Hope you have a lovely Christmas, and here’s to a great 2021!
P.S. As always, all of the supplies used can be found on my personal blog here.