Monday, October 2, 2017

We Three Kings

Hi Friends!

I had a chance to create a Christmas card this evening and decided to pull out the We Three Kings Clear Stamp set (designed by Korin Sutherland) available from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  

I love the sentiments that come with this stamp set- so versatile and they reflect the true meaning of Christmas.
I love to participate in online challenges so I incorporated the Freshly Made Sketches #307 Sketch Challenge, the TGIF! #127 "Fun Tic-Tac-Toe" Challenge (far right column down- Die Cut- Doilies- Metallic) and the Jingle Belles “Embossing Around the Christmas Tree”Challenge (I used dry and heat embossing) into the design.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a circle die.  Using a stencil brush, apply Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks- Abandoned Coral at the bottom of the circle, Broken China in the middle and Faded Jeans at the top, blending the colors together. Dry with a heat tool.

2). De-static the circle with an embossing powder tool, ink the main image from WeThree Kings along with the star with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto the circle (not all of the image fit onto this size diecut).  Apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, dilute a small amount of white acrylic paint with water and use a paint brush to splatter a bit at the top of the circle for the additional “stars”.

3). Die cut a piece of black cardstock with another circle die (a bit larger than the focal image size) and adhere this circle behind the focal image to create a frame.  Ink and emboss the sentiment from We Three Kings in the same manner as step #2 above, once the embossing has cooled, trim and create the fishtail banner and mount onto black cardstock.

4). Trim a piece of white cardstock, dry emboss with a snowflake embossing folder and mount onto a black card front. 

5). Add a metallic snowflake doily directly to the card front (cut into four pieces- add two for the horizontal elements of the sketch) and mount the focal image along with the sentiment using dimensional foam.

6). Add a rhinestone to the center of the star to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  We Three Kings (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Abandoned Coral, Broken China, Faded Jeans; White Titanium Acrylic Paint

Paper/Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Acessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Circle and Circle Dies, Hexagon Punch, Rhinestone, Stencil Brush, Paint Brush

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a great week!


SmilynStef said...

Those colors make such a stunning night time sky ... so glad you *embossed* around the Christmas Tree with us at Jingle Belles.

Elizabeth Price said...

Stunning! The background is perfect for setting the stage for the wisemen. Thanks for playing tic-tac-toe at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

lauren bergold said...

what an amazingly lovely holiday card, not to mention a great demonstration of MANY cool techniques and a brilliant (in every sense) use of DI's! thanks for joining our "Embossible Dream" at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Jen Timko said...

How pretty this is. The background colors for this great silhouette are spectacular. So glad you joined us at FMS!!

Karren said...

Beautiful card! Your Distress Oxide background looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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