Hi crafty friends, Merry Christmas everyone!
Today it’s my turn on the Butterfly Reflection Ink blog and I’m here to show my inspiration for the December BRI Mood Board.
This is a perfect palette for Winter cards, I really love those cold colors mixed with silver. But since today it’s THAT day, the most important of the Holiday Season, I wanted to create a Christmas card. And this is my inspiration!
I must admit I recently saw a bokeh patterned paper that was my inspiration for this card. So I couldn’t resist to create my own version, using the colors of the Mood Board. I used blending brushes and Distress Oxide Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Pine Needles and Shabby Shutters. I applied a layer of colors, with a really soft hand. I then used some nesting dies to create circles with masking paper and I applied a few, added another layer of color (image 1) and then I added other circles (image 2: some of them overlap). I repeated the process until I was happy with the effect.
I then took the Pretty Pink Posh Layered Bokeh Stencil and I removed some color using a wet wipe (image 3) and I splattered some water to create small drops. The fourth image shows you the final background when all the masking paper was removed. To complete the background, I die cut it using the largest of the Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Rectangle.
When the background was done, I started working on the images and the layout of the card. I stamped some of the ornaments from the Sunny Studio Stamps “Deck the Halls” and I colored them using copic markers. I then die cut them using coordinating dies.
I also die cut three times the Pretty Pink Posh “Merry Christmas Script” die to create dimension to my sentiment.
For the pine branches I used a Hello Bluebird “Holly and Pine” dies, but you can skip this passage. I just wanted to add some silver shine, so I die cut the branches from some Silver Glittery Cardstock and some vellum paper.
I glued everything down using a combination of foam tape and liquid glue, in order to create dimension. I also added some blue and white twine to “attach” the ornaments.
As a finishing touch, I added some Silver Diamonds here and there, they really catch the light and I matted the whole scene using a larger piece of white paper.
And now, since it is my last project of the year, I just want to thank you all for the support. I really hope to have inspired you playing with the mood boards, I hope you will like this project too! Thanks so much Vanessa for giving me this opportunity!
I wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season and all the best for the upcoming year. Merry Christmas everyone!
Hugs from Italy,