Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park

Hello everyone!

Tasnim here, and today I am very pleased to join my friend Taheera's annual event, the advent calendar extravaganza. I designed two cards, and I hope you will find them inspirational :)

Advent Calenda Extravaganza

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2017

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

For my first card, I wanted to try my all-time-favorite technique, masking and inking. I love how every time you remove the mask, you get a pleasant surprise :)
Peace on Earth-Poinsettia and Pine
Steps to create the card:

  1. Apply mask all around the periphery of the card, I used a standard washi tape.
  2. Stamp the berry images (from Poinsettia and Pine stamp set) in black, color the berries with Ruby Red marker, and cover them with glossy accent.
  3. Stamp and white emboss the vines, vines are from Peace on Earth and Poinsettia and Pine stamp sets.
  4. Apply Mountain Mist ink using a sponge applicator, start at the top and gradually move downwards to get the ombre look.
  5. Stamp sentiment in black.
  6. Remove the mask and admire your work ;)

Peace on Earth-Poinsettia and Pine-01For my second card, I used one of my favorite images from this year, the world ornament from the set Peace on Earth.

Peace on Earth 02

I love how the ornament looks embossed in gold! Here I used Antique Gold and some Gansai Tambi watercolors. I drew a black line with a pen and stamped the bow image from Festive Silhouettes. I then matted the waterclored piece on a slightly larger card stock where I previously covered the edges with gold glitter tape. Finally I mounted the finished piece on a white card base using foam tape.

Peace on Earth 03


It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as ours in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!




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Amelialesley December 17, 2017 - 7:16 AM

Lovely cards.

Eva Nelson December 17, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful cards! I love the vibrant colors, yet how peaceful these cards are.

Lindar C December 17, 2017 - 11:59 AM

I love the world ornament from the Peace On Earth set, it looks stunning embossed in gold. Fantastic cards.

Heather L DePasquale December 17, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Wow! Both cards are just perfect. Simple elegance! Love the gold embossing. Thanks!

Janet Sisk December 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

WOW! Love your fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Leslie Gladney December 18, 2017 - 4:48 AM

Well I guess I know what Santa needs to bring me this year! That world ornamant is amazing,

Sindhu December 18, 2017 - 8:34 AM

lovely cards…

Alma Dirpaul December 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Love Altenew! Thanks for the giveaway.

Birgit Norton December 19, 2017 - 6:58 AM

What stunning cards!! I love the earth ornament. Beautiful!!

Lindsay S December 20, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Beautiful cards. Love the earth ornament!

Donna Ligon December 21, 2017 - 12:14 PM

I just love that Peace on Earth ornament and the sentiments are gorgeous

Starr Patrick December 21, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Beautiful cards.

Denise Gutshall December 23, 2017 - 2:56 AM

What beautiful cards! Very simple and elegant with vibrant colors! I love the stamp sets!

Susan Shaver December 25, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Thank you so much for your inspiration and beautiful designs.

Monica December 25, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Though not simple by any means, I like the simplicity of both cards.

Susan T December 26, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Jaw dropping. Peace to you my friend.

Kathy J in Ellicott City December 26, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Great cards!

Miriam Prantner December 27, 2017 - 9:10 AM

CAS perfection! Love the soft stillness of that first one especially!

Kelly December 27, 2017 - 10:16 AM

gorgeous and amazing cards! they are stunning!

diane p December 27, 2017 - 11:03 AM

I like how you created the ornament… very unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

larissa heskett December 28, 2017 - 9:14 AM

SQUEAL!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! I ADORE Altenew!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

Tommie December 28, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Beautiful cards. I love the elegant simplicity of both cards.

Melissa December 28, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful pair of cards, Tasmin. Lovely sponging on the first and beautiful ornament on the second. Both are gorgeous.

Karen Ramsey December 29, 2017 - 5:07 PM

I just love the simplicity of these two cards. Beautiful!!

Ava Gavloski December 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

masking is a great technique. Lovely CAS card.

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