Saturday, November 21, 2015
Wishing You An Old-Fashioned Christmas
I was inspired by the current monthly CAS-ual Chic CCC05 Precious Metals Challenge as well as the Alphabet Challenge "T for Tis the Season" and decided to create another Christmas card for my CCC15 Splitcoaststampers' Christmas Card Challenge stash using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Old-Fashioned Christmas along with Winter Blessings.
If you have not already checked out the CAS-ual Chic CCC05 Challenge or Splitcoaststampers' CCC15 Christmas Card galleries yet, I would encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, ink the main image from Old-Fashioned Christmas using Versamark™ Ink and stamp onto the prepared cardstock.
Once the embossing powder has cooled, ink the Winter Blessings stamp set using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink and stamp over the image.
Lightly wipe off the ink from the embossed image using a paper towel and add additional Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink over the entire image to “antique the paper, trim and mount onto retired More Mustard cardstock, trim and mount onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
Add the burgundy triple ribbon bow to the corner of the panel and adhere the Snowflake Elements wooden snowflake to the center of the bow (I “painted” the snowflake using a Metallic Gold Sharpie®).
Repeat the same steps as above for embossing and layering the sentiment panel.
Ink the Winter Blessings stamp set using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink and stamp onto another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, add the strips of designer paper, distress the edges with a Distressing Tool and sew the panel with a zigzag stitch onto a piece of More Mustard cardstock.
“Antique” the panel with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink and mount the stitched panel onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.
Mount the focal image along with the sentiment using dimensional foam and add the Pearls to the center of the wooden snowflake and edges of the sentiment to finish off the card.
Ink: Versamark™, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink, Metallic Gold Sharpie® Marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, retired More Mustard; Misc. Designer Paper (from my stash)
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Thread, Distressing Tool, Sponge Daubers, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder, 5/8” Burgundy Wired Ribbon (from my stash), Snowflake Elements, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!