Monday, 31 October 2016

Bonnes Fetes - Digital Stamps from Steph

I know it's Hallowe'en, but today I'm sharing with you another of Steph's new digital stamps. We're sticking with the theme of Christmas with Bonnes Fetes - Season's Greetings.

I added my digital stamp to a Word document and calculated where it would be on the edge of the paper and printed it out on thick white card. I then trimmed it down to a card panel of 4.25 x 5.5 inches, in landscape format. 

I die cut my little trees using my Lawn Fawn tree border die that I won in a giveaway from the lovely Gemma Ramsay

I decided I wanted a night sky to contrast with the white of the snow border. I took a piece of scrap watercolour card which was big enough to cover most of where the border wouldn't on an A2 (US size) card base.

  I used Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserves. I then decided that it would be great if Santa were flying by on his sleigh, so I heat embossed him onto the sky - it's usually best to do this before to save the embossing powder sticking where it shouldn't if the panel isn't quite dry, but I think it gives it a bit of a haze - lol!

I then added some waterdrops and dried them off with a paper towel, and then took some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Crystal Clear and Moonlight and added some splatters, along with some white Gansai Tambi paint.

I attached it to the card base with some double sided tape, then added the tree border on top with foam tape.

  It's bright, cheery and festive! 

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through SimonSays Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)

Steph's stamps are really reasonably priced and very versatile in what you can create with them. You can find them in her Etsy shop. 

For a chance to win this BONNE ANNEE digistamp, please leave a comment below and on the other posts in the hop by 7th November 23:59 (UK time) - the more you comment on the greater your chance of winning! Steph will announce the winners on her blog soon after.

Please hop along to my other crafty friends for more inspiration.


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Thank you so much for visiting today :)


Lisa Tilson said...

Love your card Ruth! You do CAS so well, love the placement of the sentiment, and the contrast between the snow and the sky! And you did well to control the splatters too! Gorgeous card :)

Michelle Short said...

I love this, Ruth! What a great sky and I love Santa and his reindeer flying away xx

Anonymous said...

Ruth, this is a great card, I always love the contrast of the snow hill and nightsky background! The tree border and santa/sleigh complete the scene really well. And obviously I love how you placed the sentiment on the front of the card so that it pop against the snowy hill! ;)
Thank you again for taking the time to take part to the hop!

Di said...

Wow Ruth, this is absolutely marvellous! Lovely dies you used and the sky is fantastic!

I did see the word 'scrap' in your description - so if you wish to come and join in the Snippets Playground we'd love to see you sharing this :) Cute stamp set plus Paper Smooches 'Mirror Block' stamps are this week's prize - tempting?

Off to check out Steph's stamps now!


Di xx

Missy Pink said...

WOW!! That sky is beautiful and blended so well. Crisp design and very on trend. Well done my friend. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that this is a hybrid card Ruth! Great placement of that sentiment! fabulous sponging too! Thank you for popping by my blog today, I'm still not back crafting fully yet, my post was scheduled a few months ago (luckily), but I really appreciated your visit! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kathleen said...

Lovely card. Love the idea of placing the sentiment on the snowbank.
Kathleen Mc xx

Kim B. said...

Gorgeous card Ruth

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