I decided to use Ding Dong bird from PaperArtsy SIDD5 set. Not a Christmas stamp but what's a challenge if you don't make it a bit challenging......
I started with some backgrounds.....
Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes stamp embossed in white on blue card and blue on white card.
I used this metal art flower as a mask and used the technique shown by Alison over at PaperArtsy.
I used PaperArtsy fresco finish Pansy paint over the mask then flipped it over to get the positive print.
Card 1- Snowflake Ding Dong
I've added Distress Ink Salty Ocean to a pale blue base card and to the white embossed snowflake background. I wiped excess ink off the embossed areas. I stamped Ding Dong bird using blue ink on white card, fussy cut and stuck him on. He's obviously impressed by those snowflakes.
This card joining the fun at
Hjerteboden - Jul
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Card 2 - Twinchie Ding Dong
Hurrah, my first go at twinchies. I stamped Ding Dong bird using DI Salty Ocean, Barn Door and Dusty Concord onto three twinchies. Then I masked and sponged on DI Tattered Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles. Mounted the three on a white base card and stamped a tiny happy under each one. Happy Happy Happy Christmas
This card joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - CAS
Card 3 - Inspired by Alison
This background was so gorgeous I really didn't want to hide it too much. I was going to try some holly leaves and berries but in the end decided green and purple was Christmas enough. The frame has been sponged with fresco finish Pansy. This Ding Dong bird was actually the mask for the twinchies card. I just added some more ink to his body and tail. I was going to cut his tail but decided I liked the way his tail is down under and his beak is up and over. Not sure the Merry Christmas is totally right, made by Gail, but I wanted something bold. These colours are fantastic. You need to try this technique.
This card is joining the fun at
Craft-room Challenge - Stencils and Masks
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Card 4 - House of Ding Dong
I've used red corrugated card as the base for my house. I stamped Ding Dong four times onto white card and cut out the window apertures, frames and birds using Provo Craft mini frames dies. The roof was cut from wallpaper using a spellbinders mini border die. I added a handwritten sentiment and some snowflake confetti.
House of Ding Dong is joining the fun at
Joan's Garden - red, white and a hint of green, negative die cut, snowflakes
That Craft Place - Sentiment
Kort o Manis Utfordring 96 - Alt Gar Sa Lenge Det er Jul
Joining this set over at
Art and Sole Christmas Card Challenge
Me and Mine BtCR total 37
Was hoping to do more but run out of time. Got to catch a plane in a few hours and so many things I still haven't done. Story of my life. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great Sunday. Still haven't heard from two of my candy winners. Is it you????