Sunday, December 18, 2011

Old Fashioned Christmas- Three in One!


Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create a special Christmas card and decided to use the CCMC180 Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSAOFC97 Old Fashioned Christmas theme.  This card also qualifies for the Stampin’ Up! Only SUO34 Holiday Challenge- if you have time, check out all of the challenge sites (the Design Teams and other entries provide so many fabulous ideas!)

To create this card:

Stamp the chickadee image from Beautiful Season using Versamark™ ink onto Whisper White cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat emboss with the Heat Tool.  Once the image has cooled, emboss again with the Big Shot™ and the Designer Oval Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Color the image with Stampin’ Write markers in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and use a Blender Pen with Basic Gray for the bird.  Tear around the outside edges, distress by hand and use a Sponge Dauber to apply Crumb Cake ink to the edges and over the image to “antique” the paper.

With the Big Shot™ and the Square Lattice and Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, emboss a piece of Designer Series paper for the background layer as well as the vertical layer behind the bird image (retired Deck the Halls ).  Carefully sand the background layer with the Sanding Block.

Stamp the Hello Doily background stamp using Versamark™ ink onto Always Artichoke cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Winter White Embossing Powder (retired) and heat emboss with the Heat Tool.  Once the image has cooled, carefully cut out around the outline and cut the doily in half. 

Layer the card as per the sketch, add the embossed/distressed sentiment, pearls and snowflake to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season, Hello Doily (background), Come to Bethlehem

Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, retired SU! Designer Series Paper- Deck the Halls


Ink: Versamark™, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Stampin’ Write Markers- Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Designer Frames (Oval), Finial Press, Square Lattice, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Sanding Block, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder , Sponge Dauber, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope the recipient will enjoy this card and that all of you have a wonderful Christmas! 

16 comments:

Deb said...

Wonderful card! Love the way you flipped the sketch, too! Great details! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Dawn Braun said...

such lovely layers and detail! The doily is beautiful along with the embossing and burnt edges around the bird. Such a fun Old Fashioned Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Julie, your attention to detail is amazing! What a stunning card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Can't wait to see you back!

Krista said...

All I can say really is WOW!! Your card is so awesome!! The doily totally looks real and the bird with the frame is such a great idea. The distressing is perfect and the pearls are such a great finish for this card!! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

~Erica~ said...

AAAA-mazing!!! I love all the layers! This card is over the top- just the way I like it! It is just beautiful!
Thanks for playing at HSS!
Erica
www.pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful Julie, such a wide assortment of gorgeous elements that make this card a "WOW" card! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

Cindy said...

Wow - oh, WOW! Your card is a feast for the eyes. Every little detail is perfect, from the sanded Finial Press background to the Oval Frame embossed image. Is that NINE layers I counted? Thanks so much for joining us this week at SUO Challenges!

Erika Clark said...

Wow, your card is so deliciously gorgeous & vintage! So many wonderful details. I sat for a minute wondering how you did that doily, it looks like a real doily when you emboss it on dark paper. Very very nice! Congrats for being an artist pick, you truly deserve it :)

Lesley said...

Wow Julie, this card is amazing! Love that cut doily, it looks real! Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs,
Lesley

Nance Leedy said...

What a stunning card Julie! You really are the queen of embossing. I love how you've used the embossing frame on part of the chickadee stamp--a great touch. The pearls on the sentiment banner are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at CCMC! Sending you wishes for a wonderful Christmas season! (hugs)

Lisa said...

All I can say is...WOW! This is over-the-top awesome! Beautiful! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Truly STUNNING! So many wonderful details make this a one of a kind beauty! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Lots of yummy textures and details on here! I think you nailed all three challenges! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Sherylee said...

Wow, this is stunning - I love *everything* about it!

Louise Brown said...

Your card is amazing....love the vintage and all the layers....love everything!!!!

Paula Sievers said...

Julie, it must have taken you ages to do this card. Awesome work. Congrats on your top 3. Happy New Year.

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