Wonderland Christmas card using ombré technique

Greetings everyone! I’m excited to show you something a little different that I worked on yesterday. As I stated in a previous post I have a lot of elegant eggplant cardstock left from a bridal shower I hosted a few months ago and I want to use it for some non traditional Christmas cards. This is one of the cards I created.

Wonderland Christmas card using ombré technique
The card base is elegant eggplant with a thin whisper white mat. I used whisper white for the the stamping also. I punched a 1 3/4 inch circle mask and adhered it in the upper right corner using a temporary adhesive. Using a brayer and an elegant eggplant stamp pad I turned the mat sideways and rolled and lifted the brayer after each swipe moving slightly left each time.  Cover the entire piece bottom to top. Blending is key here. You do not want stripes. Remove your circle mask to reveal the moon. Be careful not to smear the ink, it’s easy to do. Use archival black ink to stamp your trees using the wonderland stamp set. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom center with versamark. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and tap off the excess. Use a heat tool to set and voila your done!


I’m using this card in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge. This was a new technique for me and I had fun experimenting with it. I can’t wait to see what all the fellow papercrafters submit. I’m new to challenges but am enjoying playing along with everyone.

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Wonderland Christmas Card

Good morning everyone! I hope your day is off to a fabulous start. I know mine is. I got to spend a few minutes in my craft area before work today and this is what I came up with.


I was pondering how to use up some supplies that I had for Christmas cards in some non traditional colors. I’m usually very traditional when it comes to Christmas, but I have lots of Elegant Eggplant cardstock left from a bridal shower I hosted a few months ago that I need to use. I got to thinking about the smoky purple haze of mountains in the distance and thought that effect would make a beautiful card. Add in the trees from the new Wonderland stamp set and you have the perfect snowy mountain scene. The trees remind me of a trip to Pikes Peak this summer and I can’t wait to use them on a scrapbook layout.

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