Monday, 15 October 2018

Number Games

Wow cant believe how fast October is going, time for another new challenge over at

With the theme for the next two weeks being:

Use One or More numbers

I decided to go with a Christmas card and dig out an old Tim Holtz Vintage Noel bigz die, but ive also used a number stencil in the background for a more subtle use of numbers. 

A5 White cardblank.  I first used texture paste to stencil my numbers onto a piece of card just smaller than the cardfront.  Once dry i used green, blue & purple imagination crafts starlight paint to build up a dark sky for my scene - sponging on a couple of light layers of paint works better to blend the colours than one thick layer.  When the light hits the paints and the texture paste it really shimmers.  I added the panel to my cardfront and then die cut a curved border from white card and added to the base as a snow bank for my characters. 

I stamped the characters with black archival ink on my usual craftUk white card and then coloured them with alcohol markers.  I added glossy accents to their eyes, touches of glitter glue and enamel drops to embellish them. I added them to the card front, i added a touch of shadow under them on the snow. 

 I then die cut the greeting and number 25 from white card, covered with white glitter and then added to the card front. 

Items Used:

Paperartsy Zinski Art stamps ZA19
Number stencil
Tim Holtz bigz die 'Vintage Noel'
Concord & Ninth season of cheer die
Stitched border die
Imagination crafts starlight paints - blue, green, orchid
Silver gilding wax
Alcohol pens. 

To join in, see the rest of the design teams makes and all the wonderful entries do hop over to MMM

I hope you all survived the awful weather at the weekend.  Rather wild and windy.  I hope you all have a good week. Emma


meg said...

Brilliant make Emma, when I enlarged the card it was easy to see the marvellous shimmer on the background ef, love the stamps and your die cut 25

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is brilliant made me smile Ginny x
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kate Jeffery said...

a fantastic card Emma Kate x

Alison59 said...

Lovely card Emma :-)

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card Emma

ALI said...

Lovely Emma, can see the sparkly x

Basslady said...

what a stylish card, teamie!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

StephW said...

That's a truly gorgeous stencilled background perfect for these fun festive characters ... glad the weather has calmed down a bit today ... Steph x

Dawn Phillips said...

Fabulous card hun. I like the subtle numbers in the background. Love Dawn x

Pam said...

Brilliant card Emma, I bet the sparkle from the starlights is amazing in real life.
Pam x

Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous design those figures are just perfect a stunning card design . Love and hugs Carole x

Janice said...

Love your Christmas card, fabulous design!
Janice x

Priya said...

Such an amazing card my friend.
Love and hugs,

ALI said...

Excellent card Emma, I bet the starlights are fab in real life x

Kirsty said...

Fabulous card Emma, love the detail in the numbered background and your crazy Christmas characters. Big hugs Kirsty. x

FridayFeeling said...

A fantastic card, I love how you've created the background, fabulous texture & super night sky colours. The quirky characters are just brilliant!

Denise Fletcher said...

Just adore these cards Emma!