Thursday, 24 December 2015

SDC 225 - Alphabets

SDC 225 - Alphabets

Sooooo, normally when a challenge is set I like to try and get it done asap. However with Christmas and all well darn, it just had to wait. I am however very happy with the finished result and it is my last Christmas card of the year for my crafting friend Rebecca, she has it now so it's safe to post.
The challenge was set by Claudine Criner, her theme "Alphabets".
"Use your alphabet stamps or image stamps to create a letter of the alphabet".

My chosen letter was W for warm, winter, wishes.
I began with a white card blank and added a few base layers to work on. The uppermost base layer was stamped and embossed with white detail embossing powder.

A "W" was cut from cardboard and distressed by removing parts of the layers to show the corrugated detail below, this was then dry brush painted with white chalk paint.

Not happy with that finish I added another layer, this time I swiped the embossing ink over the raised edges and embossed with white embossing powder.
The snow people were stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with distress inks then sealed with distress glaze.
Snowflakes were die cut and embossed again with white embossing powder.
The snow at the bottom edge was torn card and the edges, yes you guessed it heat embossed in white.
The warm, winter, wishes were stamped using an alphabet set and die cut.

Everything was arrange and stuck down.
Tah Dah!

Last Christmas card sorted hope you liked it Rebecca.

Just to say I loved the card and gift you made for me here is a virtual hug and kiss for you.

To see more Alphabet inspiration pop on over to the Stampotique blog here.
Finally, "Happy Christmas everyone!".

Sue X


  1. "W" is for "Wow"! Your Winter Wishes card is fabulous. I love the snowmen, the corrugate, the snowflakes, and the background.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

    Have a lovely holiday!

  2. I love this this.... Fabulous
    Thank you for joining us at the SDC blog
    Jackie ❄️

  3. And it's even better in real life thanks you muchly I love it & gratefully accept your cyber hugs LOL
    Happy craftin

  4. This is sooooo BEAUTIFUL ♥

    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

  5. Gorgeous!
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas time and thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique.
    Happy New Year to you :)

  6. Wow this is brilliant! Love it
    Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)
    And a happy new year :)

    xx Arwen

  7. This is stunning, love all the white and the letter W for your card is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique.


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