CCC November Blog Hop

CCC November

Hi! It’s again that time of the month for our Collected Crafty Collabs hop and you probably came here from the amazing Karen.

The theme for November is Christmas and/or Texture Pastes or Mousse.

Christmas cards are my favorites to make and I was so excited for this month because I have a stamp set (or two) from last year that I didn’t have the chance to use back then. Well, I didn’t end up using any of these. With all what is going on around and Christmas being right around the corner I just don’t feel like coloring or making any complicated projects. So I went through my stash of backgrounds (a small box with all kinds of card sized pieces of ‘art’ that I have no idea what to do with) and picked 3. All were made with Gloss Sprays and I decided to combine them with stencils that I haven’t used since last year and texture paste. I was recording and was going to post a video of making my projects but as always… life happens, so no video.

Pictures below are screen shots, not the best quality, but I wanted to show what was my starting point.

Gloss Spray Marine.
Gloss Spray Medieval.
Gloss Spray Gilt and stencil.

Card 1

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect pearlescent card in Pearl White as a mat.
The sentiment is in Finnish and means “Merry Christmas”.
Closer look.

Card 2

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Purple watercolor spray
  • Sugar Plum Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect glitter card in Sugar Crystal for the frame and die cut snowflakes.
Again the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on vellum.
Closer look.

Card 3

  • Stencil: Holiday Foliage by Simon Says Stamp
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and water brush to color over the dried texture paste
  • Red pearl cardstock. I believe it’s from Crafter`s Companion.
Again the same “Merry Christmas” sentiment.
Closer look.

These are all of my cards. I hope you will hop along and see what my crafty friends have created 🙂

Your Next stop is the sweet Virginia.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


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  1. Hi Bory! These are GORGEOUS!!! I love the end results on all of your cards, and how nice that they started out as miscellaneous backgrounds in a box. WOOT, WOOT! If I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be the top one. That Marine color is yummy! Thanks for hopping along with all of us over these last few months! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Marie! The blue one is my favorite too 🙂 It has been so much fun taking part in this blog hop and maybe we can think of something like this next year too 🙂

  2. Please forgive my tardiness, Bory! Just getting around to commenting from the hop and have to tell you how beautiful these turned out! I LOVE that they started out as unused backgrounds! I have a stash of those myself and really hope to find the perfect use for each and every one of them… eventually! I am super impressed with the last one and your beautiful coloring of the embossing paste! That said, the blue card is probably my favorite! I really like all the splatter of the spray behind the pretty snowflakes!!! 3 great cards, my friend!

    1. Thank you, sweet Karen ❤️ I’m glad I managed to use those backgrounds 🙂 Wasn’t sure if Zigs will work over texture paste so that was a pleasant surprise. I love the blue one too 🙂

  3. These are beyond gorgeous and I love that you used up some of those “art” pieces that you have no idea what to do with. I am inspired to check my stash of those art pieces and find some gems to create with.

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