Thursday, December 17, 2015

Winter Solstice

Monday, December 21, 2015

Only 3 hours and 45 minutes of daylight here today. Now the sun barely rises to the top of the trees. Since we have too much daylight on the 4th of July to enjoy fireworks winter solstice is our time to celebrate with vibrant fireworks and added sparkle of snow and glistening trees. We celebrate that with each new day we will have more sunlight. I am very excited to share with you my interpretation of nature's beauty that we enjoy during this time of year.

I created this card's background with the Stencil Stamping Technique:

I used 2 small pieces of tape to attach a stencil (Tim Holtz, flourish stencil) to watercolor paper. Lightly tapped Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders through the stencil openings and misted. When pleased with the 1st image removed the stencil. Gently place the bottom side of the stencil which is still covered with lots of color on top of a fresh 2nd piece of paper.  Hand press color onto paper and removed stencil. I continue coloring the cardstock and drying as needed.

I added some special sparkle to the card. I stamped the top left corner with a Hero Arts Sparkle Border stamp and colored with Stickles. Layered snowflakes at the bottom left and added a few sparkling gems. Strips of glitter add sparkles to the side edges of the card.
I am submitting this card to this month's Craft Stamper's Take It, Make It Challenge. Here is the blog link.

Thank You for stopping in!  
May your holidays be Merry and Bright!...Jan


  1. Really pretty result. I do like the sparkle of the stickles you added as well.

  2. What a gorgeous card using this fun technique! love the colors and sparkle! Julia xx

  3. LOVE your creation for our challenge at Craft Stamper.
    Thanks for joining in the fun.
    xxx Ellie xxx

  4. Such a pretty card! I'm anxious to play with this stencil you gifted me! I like the glittered border, thanks for the close up.

  5. Beautiful card .... I love the wintry shades and the touch of sparkle. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

  6. Gorgeous card, Jan! I love the results you've achieved with the stencil technique. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

  7. This card is simply stunning, such vibrant colours! Wow, so little daylight up there, hope the fireworks warmed your hearts a little bit. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  8. Oh Jan...this is so beautiful! I love this technique that you the look of it and of your card.


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