Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vintage Christmas Greetings- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers! 

I am still working on my Christmas cards and decided to play along with The Paper Players PP174 Evergreen Challenge along with the Stampin’Celebration SCIC73 Inspiration Challenge.  I am having so much fun making the Christmas cards, hopefully I will take the time to mail them- lol!!

If you have not had a chance to visit either of these challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- again, great inspiration from the Design Teams and all of the other entries as well!

To save time, I used My Digital Studio (MDS)to create this card but you could use the regular was easier for me to insert, print and create!  Love MDS for cardmaking :-) !! 

To create this card:

In MDS, open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the Christmas Lodge image and overlay the Evergreen tree a bit to the right of the lodge.  Also insert the sentiment to be printed separate as well as the poinsettia image (again, I arrange randomly on the page leaving room for cutting out by hand, etc. and filling the page before I print on my printer).

Print out onto Whisper White cardstock and color the images using Stampin’ Write markers in Primrose Petals and Gumball Green.

Create a mask using a sticky note and mask the sky area- sponge a bit of Crumb Cake over the sky and the snowy banks in the front (a bit hard to see in the photo).

Close-up to show the shadows and distressing :-)
Distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and sponge additional Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto the edges- hand tear the corners and adhere to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock.  Tear to "mirror" the edges of the focal image and distress in the same manner.

Add a few highlights using the Chalk Marker and Frost White Shimmer Paint (you cannot see the shimmer in the photo).

Use the Big Shot™ along with the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (ink the smooth side of the embossing folder using the Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad direct to the folder) and emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Add this layer to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock and mount onto the Basic Black card base.

Use the Hexagon Punch to add the banner points to the sentiment and sponge a bit of Crumb Cake Classic Ink to distress the sentiment.  Adhere to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock and add the banner points with the same punch.

A view of the layers :-)
Add the focal image to the card front and adhere the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.    Hand cut the poinsettia image apart to create three separate pieces and adhere to the corners and around the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  

Add a few Pearls to the sentiment corners to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Lodge, Bells and Boughs, Special Seasion- all MDS versions

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write markers- Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Chalk Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Primrose Petals

Accessories:  Big Shot™, retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, Distressing Tool, Sponge Daubers, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday- God Bless!


Sarah Fleming said...

Julie, you make such amazing cards. This one is no exception! Fantastic.

LeAnne said...

Amazing that you created this in MDS! Just beautiful...the colors & detail are so intense, it makes me feel like I am there! Thanks for playing with my Evergreen challenge, Julie!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. Love the distressing and the embossed panel.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just gorgeous, Julie! I love the awesome detail you add to your projects. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful as always, Julie! You always add the perfect touches. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Cori Kozak said...

Wow! This is stunning! The colors and detail are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!!

Anita Krul said...

Your card is simply gorgeous! I am amazed at your attention to detail. Everything combined makes it absolutely stunning! I love that greeting too! Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration this month! Merry Christmas!

Krista said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Gorgeous!!! I love the technique, the layering, the amazing tree, all of it....just wow! Thanks for playing at Stampin Celebration!!

Stampin' Celebration said...

Congrats on being this month's Pick of the Party over at Stampin' Celebration! Make sure and grab our badge for your blog and check back tomorrow for a new inspiration challenge!! Happy New Year!!

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