Monday 19 December 2016

There must have been some magic in that old silk hat…

Today I’m sharing the one and only Christmas card I made with a coloured image this year featuring Gearing Up Betty from Simply B Stamps.

This is going out to a crafty friend who is into Steampunk and was a lot of fun to make.  I used the blue bingo over at Allsorts to help me with the design elements, going with blue and purple for the colours, masking and dry embossing.  I punched out some snowflakes from a Tim punch and used these as masks to create the background.  The dry embossing is a bit hard to see as I did it on white card for the two thin elements of the design.

The layout of my card follows the current sketch at Cheerful Sketches.  I’ve added in all the elements with various layers of paper, without pulling out a single sheet of Christmas or any other designer paper.  For some simple embellies I covered the cogs in the image with metal ones.

Over at My Time to Craft they are looking for non-traditional colours on Christmas projects, which my blue and purple combo certainly is.  I also used Kraft to colour the image on, not necessarily non-traditional for Christmas but it is a new medium for me.  This is the first image I’ve coloured on Kraft and I have to say I really like the effect, especially on a Steampunk image.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E35
Mouth E11
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfits B06, B14, B37, B39, BV08, BV17, V22, V25, C2, C4, C6, C8, T5, T7, T9, 100
Snowman E25, E27, E29, T7, T9, YR61, YR65, YR68, 100
Prismacolor Pencils
PC935 Black, PC 938 White, PC946 Silver, PC950 Metallic Gold, PC992 Light Aqua, PC1023 Cloud Blue, PC 1077 Colourless
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Tattered Lace Embossing Folders ~ Winter Wishes
Sizzix Tim Holtz Paper Punches ~ Snowflake #2
Prima Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Findings ~ Clock Parts
Inks & Paints etc
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Baby Blue Medium

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely fun image and great colouring, like the masking.
    Thank you for joining our 'Blue Bingo' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  2. Fabulous image and colouring. Lovely elements done with the bingo row!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
    Merry Christmas;-))m

  3. What a fantastic card Emily!
    Love the digi and the colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
    *Bernadet DT*

  4. It's a super creation for our bingo grid theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous card with great coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
    xxx Margreet

  6. A great card.
    Thank you for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.

    Carla (DT)


Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: