I have two round Christmas cards to share today -
I used the same technique for the background on both cards. I took Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean Distress Stains and ran them over my NonStick Craft Mat in two lines. I spritzed the mat with water over the stains and then swiped a panel of glossy card stock straight through the colors. I flipped over the panel and let the colors drip a bit - then dried it with my heat tool and blotted any big pools of color with a paper towel. The card above was made using the first panel I swiped through the stains - so the colors are stronger.
The card below was made with a glossy card stock panel swiped through what was left on the mat after the first swipe, so the colors are a little weaker, especially the Worn Lipstick on the right.. I die cut the panels with a circle Nestability as well as the card bases - having the die a little over the fold in the card so it didn't cut through all the way around, leaving a fold at the top. The PEACE cut out was made with a Movers and Shapers die from Alterations/Tim Holtz. This panel is popped up on foam dots to accent the cut out. I adhered Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle on the card above and sequins from Neat and Tangled on the card below (the sequins were included free in an order I just got from them!)
I'm linking my cards to two Christmas Challenges:
Festive Friday - which was this photo for inspiration
and Merry Monday - which was to use sparkle - I used sequins for sparkle and glossy paper that shines!
Stamps: Joy to the World - Verve
Paper: White - PTI, Gloss Card Stock - Ranger
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Ranger Distress Stains Worn Lipstick and Salty Ocean, Non Stick Craft Mat - Ranger, Water Mister - Ranger, Lemonade Blend sequins - Avery Elle.
Paper: Sweet Blush - PTI, Gloss Card Stock - Ranger
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Peace Movers and Shapers die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, foam dots, sequins - Neat and Tangled, Non Stick Craft Mat - Ranger, Water Mister - Ranger,