Thursday, 14 September 2017

Happy Christmas with That’s Crafty! Bits and Pieces by Nikki Acton







For my first Christmas cards this year I have used the Christmassy greyboard Bits and Pieces as featured on Hochanda. I have also used the Dinky Snowflake stencil which I think might be a firm favourite! Here is what I did:


Snowflake Background Panel


I took the That’s Crafty! Snowflake Dinky stencil and added Versamark all over. I then carefully placed it (Versamark side down)  on some card and ran this through my Big Shot to transfer the ink onto the card. I brushed over with blue mica powder and then used a spray fixative to seal.


Snowflake


I gave the greyboard snowflake a coat of gesso before stippling That’s Crafty! Silver metallic paint to create some texture. While wet I sprinkled a little white and silver embossing powder onto the paint. Once the paint was dry I heat embossed to activate the powder. 






Dove


I coated the greyboard in white gesso and once dry covered it in Glossy Accents. I sprinked over clear glitter and once dry added a little pearl for the eye.







Greenery


I used some Tim Holtz die cuts that were on my desk – but you could use the That’s Crafty! greyboard Holly and Mistletoe or other dies cuts. I painted them in That’s Crafty! Multi Surface Green paint and once dry sponged a little silver over the top.


Matt and Layering


I used some patterned paper from my stash and some white card that I sponged with That’s Crafty! Shimmer paint in blue.

See you next week!

Nikki



Supplies


That’s Crafty! Shimmer/Metallic Paints – Blue and Silver
Big Shot
Embossing Powder – Silver and White

10 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! Love the sparkle and the gorgeous embellys! xxx

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  2. They are so beautiful, Nikki.
    Your background with the snowflakes looks amazing, and the bird and snowflake in each their glittery look, are so lovely .
    A wonderful composition and the dye is perfect !
    Love them !!! Xxx

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  3. Gorgeous cards Nikki. Love your snowflake background and the embellishing is sparkly gorgeous too.
    Fliss xx

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  4. The greyboard surfaces really do make great embellishments for cards. Love the shimmer on these Nikki, they have really captured the spirit of Christmas.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  5. These are stunning Nikki! Oh you've inspired me to think of Christmas indeed! Hugs, Autumn

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  6. Such beautiful Christmas cards Nikki, if only all Christmas cards looked as lovely as these!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  7. Beautiful use of the grey board Christmas pieces
    Love
    Amanda x

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  8. Just lovely Nikki. My favorite part is the single green branch with the pearl across the bottom. Some how - to me - it just brings everything together perfectly. I always enjoy seeing your creativity! Xj.

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  9. Nikki, so very pretty. Like the colours you worked with.
    Lynne xx

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