Even though I keep saying that I'm done making Christmas cards I just can't stop. I'm still getting inspired! For this card I used the Ink Smash technique that's been floating around for a few month. I bought the Silicon Craft Sheet just to do this technique.
Using damp watercolor paper you continue to layer and dry multiple colors of ink for a deep, rich background. I stamped stars all over the top of it in silver ink using the Be the Star stamp set.
Next, I turned to the other elements and decided that some sparkle was necessary to go with this purple. I added a panel of retired Brushed Silver cardstock to frame the purple. I had one punched tree leftover from an earlier project so that went on. It's Shimmery white cardstock embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.
Next I used the Big Shot and the Christmas Greeting Thinlets and cut a Merry out of silver glimmer paper.
With a scrap of Brushed silver I stamped the Christmas in Rich Razzleberry and cut a little banner.
The final touch was some Shimmer Mist made with the retired Shimmer paint Stampin' Up! used to sell. I believe you can still find it out there but we don't carry it any longer. It's a fabulous way to get a light coating of sparkle over a whole card.
The color combination was inspired by the Color Me challenge which just announced that they are finished hosting challenges. Too bad! When ever I had a chance to play along I enjoyed their colors even if I didn't get it entered for that week it was fun to play along and see the inspiration. So I thank the Design Team at Color Me for all that they have shared!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Be the Star, Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, silver
Paper: Whisper White, Brushed silver (retired), Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer, watercolor
Accessories: Tree punch, Softly Falling e.f., Christmas Greeting thinlets, shimmer paint, dimensionals