Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas In July- One Layer Old Fashioned Christmas

Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  We are still celebrating Christmas in July with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog hop and sale so I decided to try a One Layer Mixed Media card (in contrast to the vintage style card I posted yesterday) using the same stamp set,  Old-Fashioned Christmas.

I am linking this card to the One Layer Simplicity #OLS29 Christmas In July Challenge as well as the Splitcoaststampers  F4A355 “Christmas In July” Challenge.

 I love the versatility of the wonderful image and sentiments in the Old-Fashioned Christmas stamp set and by omitting the horse and carriage for this card, I was able to achieve a completely different look-don’t you agree?  

I also have been inspired by Heather Telford and Michele “Mimi” Jourdain over the years and tried a few of their techniques for this card.

To create this card:

Score and fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” white cardstock in half, create a mask from scrap or sticky note paper for the snow bank on the horizon and sponged Tim Holtz® (TH) Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink onto the “sky” area.

Remove the mask and re-positioned to sponge a bit of TH Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink for the foreground snow banks (using a water brush to blend the color).

Ink the trees only from the Old-Fashioned Christmas clear stamp set with TH Peeled Paint Distress Ink, stamp onto the sponged panel, re-ink the same trees again using TH Forest Moss Distress Ink and re-stamp over the first image (I used my MISTI® Tool for this step).

Use a water brush to blend some of the ink on the trees, add shadows with TH Stormy Sky Distress Ink along with a Speedball® Elegant Writer® Black Pen.

Using a Faber-Castell® Pitt Pen White Marker, add a few snowflakes over the background and add additional snowflakes with a fine paint brush and Titanium White Acrylic Paint.

Use an Embossing Buddy® to de-static the sentiment area, ink the sentiment from Old-Fashioned Christmas with Versamark™ Ink  and stamp onto the prepared surface. 

Apply Pewter Embossing Powder to the sentiment and heat set with the Heat Tool to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Old-Fashioned Christmas (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink: Versamark™, TH Distress Inks- Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss; Faber-Castell® White Pitt Pen Marker, Speedball® Elegant Writer® Black Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Extra Heavy Whisper White

Accessories/Tools: Sponge Applicators, Sticky Note Paper, AquaPainter™, Fine Tip Paintbrush, Embossing Buddy®, Pewter Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, MISTI®

I hope I have inspired you to start your Christmas cards and again, if you have not had a chance to join us yet, checkout our “Christmas In July” blog hop and sale!


Thanks again for stopping by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!



4 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Stunning creation. Loved reading how you did it and thank you for the inspiration.

Heather said...

Julie this is gorgeous and totally my kind of a card. I love that sky!

Lisa :) said...

This is so gorgeous!!! You created SO much depth with your ink!!

Robin Horasanian said...

Lovely.

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