Thursday, December 29, 2016
Pink Christmas with Christmastime and Gloria!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas! I am still celebrating Christmas this week by sharing a few cards that I designed for Christmas using the December 2016 ArtisticOutpost (AO) release stamp sets, Christmastime and Gloria (both available at Our Daily Bread Designs).
This is a quick Mixed Media card that I am linking to the TGIF! Challenges #87 “I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas” along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Anything Goes" Challenge and my second entry to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #31 “Merry & Bright” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the AO Christmastime stamp with an embossing ink, stamp onto white cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder.
2). Using a water brush, apply a variety of pink and raspberry distress inks (I used spun sugar, victorian velvet, picked raspberry) to cover the white cardstock, gently wipe the ink away from the embossed areas.
3). Once the watercolor dries, apply additional ink with a sponge dauber to darken some of the areas around the ornaments.
4). Trim the panel, mount onto a piece of raspberry cardstock die cut and embossed with the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die and adhere to the white card base.
5). Add a bit of looped metallic silver thread to the area where you are placing the sentiment (I use hot glue to adhere).
6). Ink the sentiment from AO Gloria stamp set with embossing powder, stamp onto a piece of raspberry cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
7). Create the flag banner on the sentiment by cutting the “V” by hand, distress with your fingers a bit and mount onto the card front along with dimensional foam.
8). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the ornaments and add a few rhinestones to finish off the card.
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs to all of you and Happy New Year!