I’m Dreaming Of A Sparkly Christmas

‘Oh My’ as George Takei would say, it is an actual post here on my blog about a make that is just on my blog today and not a notice directing you to somewhere else! Well don’t get too use to it, I have another heads-up coming up tomorrow!

In the meantime, for today it is my Creative Expressions post for the week and we are back into Christmas again! A bit of an arty/ sparkly Christmas for this one using the Umount Let It Snow Kit.

I’ve partially covered the front of a kraft card with strips of old book page then used a watercolour ground to lightly seal and cover the paper, you can use Gesso instead.

Then I stamped the bigger Christmas tree from the stamp kit in Distress ink – Broken China and as you have sealed the paper you get a clean image without the ink spreading.

I dried off the image with a heat tool then added some detail with a fine point black marker before adding Stickles

Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment with Archival Jet Black on the kraft card and tore it out, adding a little bit of the ground (or Gesso) to the raw edges before sticking down.

Before I go, if you are interested in turning your love of craft products into a profession and you live in the East and South-East of England then you might want to checkout the job being advertised by Creative Expressions at the moment.

Have a fun Saturday.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Lisa Jane

    ooh this is gorgeous what pretty sparkle and i love the Kraft
    Lisa x

  2. Shirley Davis

    What scrummy texture! This would make good home decor too. Fabulous, Kim – your output continues to amaze me, all so different.

  3. Gillian ....

    Loving this whole raw look with a touch of bling Kim. x

  4. Kim

    Kim this is absolutely AMAZING! I love love love this card! Gorgeous work!!
    Hugs~ Kim

  5. lilygee

    A nice way to create interest – like the liner and stickles for definition.

  6. Hi Kim, lovely card, love the black liner and Stickles highlights. The text paper in the background is fabulous. Tracy x

  7. butterfly

    Love this – the book text against the kraft is fab, and I love the dusting of 'snow'!
    Alison x

  8. Michelle Webb

    This is wonderful Kim, it's just so pretty. I love what you did with the tree and the black pen too. Michelle x

  9. Silvia(Barnie)

    How cool, you're sparkling Christmas tree looks fabulous.

  10. Shary

    That looks really effective Kim. lovely card.x

  11. Chris

    Hi ya Kim and you made me laugh with your George Takei comment :D! Love your card, so sparkly and gorgeous and arty too.

    Hope you're keeping well. Hugs, Chris x

  12. Buttons

    Great way of combining kraft and print. I didn't realise the DI wouldn't spread if stamped on gesso – learned something new again today!! Thanks for your lovely comment, btw. Hugs, Buttons x

  13. Anita Houston

    LOVE this! The tree is gorgeous and sparkly and love the script strips as well!

  14. Marjie Kemper

    How beautiful! Love that tree image and how you've used it over the text paper.

  15. inkypinkycraft

    A great card, love kraft and the sparkle looks great too trace x
    Sorry on catch up been poorly!

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