Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Wishes



Hi Friends!

I hope you are having a great week so far!  

I know that Christmas is over but I wanted to share a card that I created using the Sugar Pea Designs SPDSS34 Sketch along with the Power Poppy Dec15 “Rewind” Challenge (I chose “Shabby & Chic”).  I like to create Christmas cards all year long so I have them ready to mail at Christmas (although I am still always a bit late getting them in the mail- working on this for sure :-)).

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites, I hope you will find the time to do so- gorgeous Design Team samples and inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Stamp the titmouse image from Sweet ‘n Sassy (SNSS) Peace of God  stamp set using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock (stamping another image onto a piece of sticky note paper for a mask).

Color the titmouse image using an AquaPainter™ with Smoky Slate and Hello Honey Classic Ink (also using a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write marker for shadows on the feathers) and Pear Pizzazz with Old Olive for the leaves.

Color the berries with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and add highlights with Titanium White Acrylic Paint.

Once the ink and paint has dried, mask the bird image and use a Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink to stencil the background.

Ink the snowflakes from the Winter Blessings (SNSS) stamp set with Smoky Slate Classic Ink, stamp off and stamp onto the background.

Use a 1 ¾” Circle Punch to round the corners and a sewing machine with a zig zag stitch to adhere the panel to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock (rounding the corners of the Basic Gray cardstock as well and distressing with the Distress Tool).

Use the Big Shot™ with the Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of retired Designer Series Paper, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool and lightly sand with the Sanding Block.

Use a zigzag stitch to adhere this background panel to the Basic Gray card front.

Stamp the sentiment from We Three Kings (SNSS) onto Whisper White cardstock, create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.

Create the horizontal panel from a scrap piece of Real Red cardstock (mounted onto scrap strips of Basic Gray cardstock) along with the Doily Borders Die (SNSS) Die cut from Whisper White cardstock.

Add the snowflake embellishment with the Silver Cord over the horizontal panel.

Add the titmouse focal image panel and mount the layered red strip at the top.

Add the sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.


Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Smoky Slate, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Stampin’ Write Markers- Smoky Slate

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Real Red; retired Stampin’ Up! DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Doily Borders Dies (SNSS), Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™, Sewing Machine, Snowflake Embellishment, Punches- 1 ¾” Round, Hexagon, Silver Cord


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a blessed day, my friends!

6 comments:

Shirl said...

Very festive with the lime green and red. Very pretty!

Shirl

ChristineCreations said...

A lovely shabby chic design Julie! I love all the vibrant green! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

LauraJane:) said...

AMAZING textures here!! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge!

Lesley said...

This is SUCH a stunning card, Julie! So beautiful and richly coloured! Happy you played along with us my friend!!! Thank you for joining us at SugarPea Designs! xo

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

SO pretty!! I love the colours and all of your added stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SugarPea Designs.

Deanne :)

Karren said...

Beautiful card! The stenciled background really makes that gorgeous bird pop! Thanks so much for joining us at SugarPea Designs.

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