I started with a smooth piece of watercolour paper, and stamped my focal image, the feisty angel from the Gothic Angels stamp set, and then created a mask to cover the image. I stamped and embossed a bauble image from the Ivy Trails clear stamp set using Versamark and clear embossing powder repeatedly along both sides of the background. I used a mixture of Memento Inks and Distress Inks, to get the colours that I wanted. I covered the background randomly, blending the colours into each other. I used Milled Lavender, Peacock Feathers, Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies for your information.
Once I had covered the background completely, I ironed off the embossing powder, by covering the card with paper, and ensured that all of the embossing had disappeared completely, by replacing the paper a few times. I then stamped the ivy branches over the top of the embossed areas. I stamped the ivy again onto teal coloured scrapbook paper and decoupaged the leaves.
I coloured the angel with watercolour pencils and added a touch of turquoise glitter to the large circle around her head. Finally, I chose a deep teal card as the base for my background.
Well, that is another Christmas card completed! I hope that it has given you a little bit of inspiration and that you will hop over to the challenge blog to see what my team mates have been up to. Remember, you stand a chance of winning a £15 voucher to spend at Chocolate Baroque if you enter the challenge, so why not have a go at making something and enter yourself? Thanks for stopping by,