Thursday, November 23, 2017
I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far! I am still making Christmas cards and wanted to create a card for the November 2017 STAMPlorations™ Theme and Sketch Challenge.
This Clean and Simple (CAS) Mixed Media card was designed with a new to me stamp set, STAMPlorations™ Yuletide Deer. I love the images in this set and decided to use the deer with the patterns:-)
I also am linking to the INKSPIRE_Me #326 Color Challenge and The Merry Christmas #44 “Anything Goes + Christmas” Challenge and the Stamplorations Never Ending "Anything Goes" Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the challenge sites yet, I hope you will take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from the Design Teams as well as their galleries!
To create this card:
1). Using a craft mat, apply a bit of hickory smoke and festive berries distress ink, spritz lightly with water and press a piece of white cardstock into the ink to create a splatter effect. Dry the panel with a heat tool and die cut with a rectangular cross-stitch die.
2). De-static the die cut panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the Yuletide Deer image with archival ink (I used Versafine™ Onyx Black), apply silver embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with a red and slate marker and add a bit of shimmer with a clear glitter pen.
3). Mount the entire panel onto a piece of slate cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto a piece of red cardstock. Adhere the entire card front to a white card base.
4). Stamp the sentiment with archival black ink onto a piece of slate cardstock, create the fishtail banner and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.
5). Add a few red and silver drops along with the rhinestones on the sentiment to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Yuletide Deer (STAMPlorations™)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Festive Berries., Hickory Smoke, Stampin’ Write Markers- retired Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Nuvo™ Festive Berries and Silver Crystal Drops
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Cross Stitch Rectangle Dies (Gina Marie), Rhinestones
Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a very blessed Thanksgiving week!