Sunday, December 18, 2011
Old Fashioned Christmas- Three in One!
I wanted to create a special Christmas card and decided to use the CCMC180 Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSAOFC97 Old Fashioned Christmas theme. This card also qualifies for the Stampin’ Up! Only SUO34 Holiday Challenge- if you have time, check out all of the challenge sites (the Design Teams and other entries provide so many fabulous ideas!)
To create this card:
Stamp the chickadee image from Beautiful Season using Versamark™ ink onto Whisper White cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat emboss with the Heat Tool. Once the image has cooled, emboss again with the Big Shot™ and the Designer Oval Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.
Color the image with Stampin’ Write markers in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and use a Blender Pen with Basic Gray for the bird. Tear around the outside edges, distress by hand and use a Sponge Dauber to apply Crumb Cake ink to the edges and over the image to “antique” the paper.
With the Big Shot™ and the Square Lattice and Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, emboss a piece of Designer Series paper for the background layer as well as the vertical layer behind the bird image (retired Deck the Halls ). Carefully sand the background layer with the Sanding Block.
Stamp the Hello Doily background stamp using Versamark™ ink onto Always Artichoke cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Winter White Embossing Powder (retired) and heat emboss with the Heat Tool. Once the image has cooled, carefully cut out around the outline and cut the doily in half.
Layer the card as per the sketch, add the embossed/distressed sentiment, pearls and snowflake to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season, Hello Doily (background), Come to Bethlehem
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, retired SU! Designer Series Paper- Deck the Halls
Ink: Versamark™, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Stampin’ Write Markers- Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Designer Frames (Oval), Finial Press, Square Lattice, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Sanding Block, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder , Sponge Dauber, Pearls
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope the recipient will enjoy this card and that all of you have a wonderful Christmas!