Two holiday cards with opposite design

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Today I have two holiday cards to share. They’re opposite in style and color.

The first one is white. Very clean and a bit unusual for me. Loving clean and simple cards, and admiring extremely clean cards with a lot of white space myself I don’t make such very often.

I used last year Stamptember Simon Says Stamps with Clearly Besotted Holly Berries stamps set. I used holly branch there to create some kind of wreath, so made using branches. Just masked here and there to create continuing wreath-like design. And of course added berries.Holiday card with clean design by @s_shayevich. Stamps - @simonsaysstamp. For stamping I used HA Forever Green and HA Red Royal inks. After stamping each element I poured embossing powder (HA inks are dye ones, they stay wet long enough for an embossing powder to stick to them). This powder is perfect for holiday cards. It gives such a joyful sparkle! Holiday card with clean design by @s_shayevich. Stamps - @simonsaysstamp. Finally added some sequins and adhered the stamped panel on a card base. That is it for this card. Extremely simple.

The next card is completely opposite.
For this card I first stamped MFT Wood Planks Background using white ink on Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock. Everything else was made using the same technique I showed a week ago with a card for Altenew blog. Black holiday card by @s_shayevich. White ink stamping and coloring. Stamps - @papertreyink and @timholtz. First stamped the design with white ink, colored inside of shapes using white ink as well (with Fantastix tool). And then colored mittens, berries and twine using Prismacolor color pencils.  Stamped a sentiment from Tim Holtz Handwritten Holidays stamps set.

Added some dots with white pencil to finish the card. I like how it turned out. I like black cards in general 😉


Stamps: [thirstylink linkid=”8122″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Simon Says Stamp with Clearly Besotted HOLLY BERRIES”], [thirstylink linkid=”8109″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”My Favorite Things WOOD PLANK BACKGROUND”], [thirstylink linkid=”8126″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”PTI Love Lives Here: Holiday”], [thirstylink linkid=”8125″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”PTI Holiday Button Bits”], [thirstylink linkid=”8129″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Tim Holtz MINI HANDWRITTEN HOLIDAYS “]

Ink: [thirstylink linkid=”7936″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Hero Arts Pigment Ink Unicorn White “], [thirstylink linkid=”8103″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Hero Arts FOREVER GREEN”], [thirstylink linkid=”8098″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Hero Arts RED ROYAL”]

Other: [thirstylink linkid=”8124″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Judikins IRIDESCENT SPARKLE EMBOSSING POWDER”], [thirstylink linkid=”8123″ linktext=”” class=”thirstylink” title=”Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS”]

Thank you for stopping by!

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    October 28, 2015

    о, она еще и светится! блестит! А меловая очень интересная и добрая)

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      October 29, 2015

      Спасибо, Рита!

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    Leigh Penner

    November 6, 2015

    These are fabulous, Svitlana! I especially love the second one!

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      February 24, 2016

      Thank you a lot! This card is one my favorite from all my cards!