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Paper Lanterns for the New Year

Hello. Hetty here and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. Now we are only  a few days away from the New Year, so i had to come up with a new year card for you. I made these paper lanterns with the snowflake background stamp.

You find a complete picture tutorial on my Craftchaos Blog, here I will explain a little too. First I stamped  the image with versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. The embossed flakes work as a resisit and when I colored the paper with blue distress ink, the snowflakes were popping up. Then I cut out the lanterns with a circle and an oval die. The shapes where run through a crimper and little strips of paper where added on top and bottom of the shapes. The tassels I had in my stash and where ready made and just perfect for my card. The background of the card is a now embossing folder from Stampin Up! and the sentiment for the New Year can be found here as Holiday Greetings.

Leaves me to wish you all a very Healthy, Energetic, Peaceful, Loving and Creative New Year!


A Whimsical Snowman

The Joy of Winter

Hello everyone, Kia here with you today. I sure had fun doing this card. This little fellow is called Whimsical Snowman, and he sure makes me giggle! I love the pan on top of his head, and my pan’s have red bottoms, hence the red. I stamped him using a deeper blue ink from Tim Holtz Distress Inks called Blueprint Sketch, then coloured using a mix of Chameleon and Spectrum Noir Markers.  I added Gold Wink of Stella to the cookies and Silver Gel Pen to the rim of the pan and the buttons. I then stamped the Joy sentiment, also in the blueprint sketch ink.  I wanted more texture to my card, so I embossed with my snow embossing folder, then matted  with navy and red cardstock. For more sparkle I added Wink of Stella to the snow dots. It doesn’t show in the picture, but it is very pretty.  In addition, a few snowflake sequins always make me smile.

Thanks for visiting us here at the Art Neko Blog … I look forward to seeing you next time.


Whimsical Snowman


Hello, it is Hetty here with a snowman card.

I started with making the background with an embossingfolder. This one is called Brick Wall. I added two different colors of blue to the insside of the folder, before adding the paper. Then I ran it through the bigshot and afterwards i sprayed some mica silver spray on it. Next I stamped the whimsical snowman on a new piece of white cardstock and colored the image with pencil. When finished the image is cut out and fastned to the background with a little spiral, so it wobbles. I hope you will hop over to my personal craftchaos blog and see how it is done and a little video. It takes up to much room here. The Season’s Greeting was stamped with black ink and taped to the background and 2 shiny gemstones were added for a festive look of the card.

Thank you for looking and have a creative day!



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