Friday, 16 February 2018

Getting inky with Jingle Belles

Today I'm back with my second post as a guest designer for Jingle Belles. See here for my first GD post, in case you missed it. This week I decided to get inky.

I started by doing some ink smooshing with Catherine Pooler inks (Green tea, Daydream, Juniper mist), both on plain white Neenah and watercolour cardstock. My Neenah panel looked a hot mess, but after blending on a little Tumbled glass distress ink around the edges, I decided to run it through my Cuttlebug with a new to me embossing folder (Baublelicious by Leonie Pugol) and then decided on a whim to add some Pentart vanilla stencil paste to a blending foam and blending this over the raised embossed pattern. I did not intend to add the paste to the entire panel but it could not be helped, and boy, do I love the end result! It's so soft and shiny and pretty, while at the same time enhancing the raised design.

I kept the rest of the card very simple to let the embossed background shine (literally lol). I die cut my panel using a stitched rectangle die (SSS) and adhered it to my cream card base, which perfectly matches the Centura pearl cardstock that I used to die cut the JOY sentiment (Concord and 9th). I stacked two letters to make sure the sentiment would stand out and finished with a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip that I foam mounted onto my die cut letters.

I'm inviting you all to break out your inks, paints, watercolours, pencils, markers or any other colouring medium you may have and A-COLORING with us at Jingle Belles. Do pop over the the Jingle Belles blog to see what Lauren and Stephanie have created this week and to admire the creations that have already been linked up. You have until the 21st to play along.

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Add a die cut

HLS Christmas - Anything goes

Crimbo Crackers -  #152 Anything Christmas goes

52CCT - Shades of blue

CHNC - #372 Anything Christmas goes

And because a snippet is a snippet however small it may be, I also get to play at 

Pixie's Snippets Playground - #319 Anything with snippets goes


  1. Gorgeous card Marianne, the background is absolutely fabulous, love the embossed design and colours and the sentiment, stunning CAS card! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. I love this result! It's so pretty, delicate and shimmery. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  3. Gorgeous card, love all the elements and certainly the finished product isn't a "hot mess"

  4. Stunning, absolutely stunning!

  5. Wow -what a gorgeous background you came out with after all your experimenting! Thanks for joining us at HLS this month!

  6. Wonderful card Marianne! That background is just fabulous - so soft and very tactile as well as pretty. Love the sentiment - Concord and 9th make some great goodies don't they.

    Great to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  7. Oh, this card is so pretty. I love the soft colors and all those beautiful textures! Thank you so much for joining us at 52CCT!

  8. Marianne, Love your JB theme... and your card is gorgeous! Those smooshed blues are so pretty. :)

  9. your background is gorgeous and your card is beautiful
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  10. Great card! Thanks for joining in at Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again soon!