I’m Dreaming Of A Sparkly Christmas

hop over to this web-site ‘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!

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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.


  1. 10 November 2012 / 11:31 am

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

  2. 10 November 2012 / 12:02 pm

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

  3. 10 November 2012 / 12:05 pm

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

  4. 10 November 2012 / 1:21 pm

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

  5. 10 November 2012 / 3:24 pm

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

  6. 10 November 2012 / 4:29 pm

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

  7. 10 November 2012 / 7:24 pm

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

  8. 11 November 2012 / 8:46 am

    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. 11 November 2012 / 4:56 pm

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

  10. 11 November 2012 / 5:44 pm

    That looks really effective Kim. lovely card.x

  11. 11 November 2012 / 6:20 pm

    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. 11 November 2012 / 6:42 pm

    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. 11 November 2012 / 10:40 pm

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

  14. 14 November 2012 / 12:07 pm

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

  15. 15 November 2012 / 7:07 am

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

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