Monday, 2 December 2019

* Artsystamper: Winter Holiday

Happy Monday!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at the new Artsystamper Challenge Blog. Each challenge runs for two weeks and starts on the first and third Monday of the month. 
The theme for this challenge is Winter Holiday.  We are celebrating Winter Holidays around the world (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa).
I hope that you can find time to join in the fun!

This time we are partnering with Double Trouble Crafting. Make a winter holiday card using patterned paper (Thing 1), include an optional twist of a ribbon or a bow (Twisted Sister 3) and enter it into our Artsystamper Winter Holiday theme challenge (Thing 2) and you have 3 chances at the Double Trouble random prize draw!

The winner of the Artsystamper challenge will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop. Beverly Cole’s selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards. Why not take a moment and check out what she has in store!

I made a couple of cards.

The first one uses Artsystamper North Pole digital stamps which I coloured with Copic markers:

I coloured the digistamps with Copics and added some white Posca paint pen highlights. I fussy cut the images and popped them on foam tape. The background is brayered Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick. The edges are inked in black. I added a strip of glitter tape, popped the coloured images on top and added the sentiment.

For the second card, I used Artsystamper Wintery digital patterned paper and pre-coloured digital Sweet Santa stamps:

The Wintery paper was distressed along the edges and matted onto gold textured paper. A wide strip of gold glitter tape was added across the central portion of the card and the four gingerbread men were popped on foam pads and arranged as if they were holding hands. I added Crystal Stickles to their icing cuffs and Glossy Accents to their buttons. The sentiment was die cut with a banner die.

North Pole Digital Stamp Set             Wintery Paper Pack

Sweet Santa

That's all for today! 
I hope you will hop on over to Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter! You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts Design Team ... so much fun.

I'll be back with another Artsystamper project in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, please check out:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by today!

I'd like to support the following challenges:

Card 1
Crafty Cardmakers #246 No Patterned Paper 08/12
Crafty Creations #403 AG 110/12
A Perfect Time To Craft #Dec12 AG 27/12
Classic DT Dec AG 28/12
A Place To Start Happy Holidays 31/12 (2/8)

Card 2
Double Trouble #44 Wrap It Up 15/12
Dream Valley #215 Christmas



  1. Hi Carole your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love the background on the first one. The wide gold tape on the second one is perfect.
    Hugs Monica

  3. Both cards are just AWESOME! You are SO talented! Love them!!

  4. these are so beautiful cards!

  5. Hi, Carol! You already know that I am a big fan of your work. The way you put together your "North Pole" card is just fabulous! The image is colored beautifully! I have never used a brayer to apply distress inks but your background is so striking that I must give it a try. Both cards are fabs. Thanks for another outstanding ressponse to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  6. How sweet to make a second card for us at Double both of your cards. 1st Card: The background you created and the elf so fantastically colored...adorable. 2nd card with the bright red patterned paper and how you popped up your cute gingerbread men in front of the glittery gold...also adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope that you will come and visit us again after our partnership to see what Thing 1, 2 and 3 have up their sleeve for future fun challenges.

  7. I bought the North Pole a while back and thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! xoxo

  8. Fabulous cards. Your coloring skills are great! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Kelly DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  9. Fabulous cards! Gorgeous images!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  10. Hi Carole
    You always enter our challenge over at Classic DT open challenge so just letting you know I have had to a new challenge blog as our old one was Hacked and dissapear so here is the new challenge blog called Classic Design challenge Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  11. Fantastic cards! Truly beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT


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