Monday, April 1, 2013

Christmas Collage- Slider Card for Three Challenges :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I know that we just finished Easter and spring is technically already here but I need to start my March CCC13 Christmas Cards  (yes, I said start March- I am behind again :-)   Luckily, this challenge is mainly to encourage you to finish your own Christmas cards throughout the year (so there is no penalty for being late) but I was hoping to stay on track this year….

I decided to create a special slider card for the Splitcoaststamper’s New You Can Do It YCDI12 PulleyCard Challenge from last week (this one is late as well- March has been a busy month!) and used the colors from this week’s Dynamic Duos DD46 Challenge as well as the PP139 "Tic TacToe" Challenge at The Paper Players :-)

Again, if you have not had the time, check out all of these sites for wonderful Design Team examples and inspiration!! 

Ok, let me just say that this card is not as difficult as you would think :-).   There is a great written and video tutorial on Splitcoaststampers (located here), plus the New YouCan Do It Challenge linked to a video created by Michelle from Michelle’sRubber Room.  I watched the video from Michelle's Rubber Room a few times and followed the her suggestion to use satin ribbon versus the plastic garbage bag method noted on Splitcoaststampers.

Closed card (pull ribbon on right to open :-))
To create this card:

After cutting and scoring your card per the tutorial and rounding the corners on the tags, stamp the images onto the side “tags” using Early Espresso ink and watercolor with the Aqua Painter and Lucky Limeade Classic Ink (for the leaves) and Primrose Petals for the berries. 

Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Crumb Cake Classic ink over the Whisper White to age the paper and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to add additional distressing. 

Use the Crop-A-Dile to add the brass eyelet and add the Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon with the Hemp Twine.

Stamp and color the main panel and the background focal panel in the same manner as the tags.  

Distress the edge of the background focal panel with the Distressing Tool and sponge Early Espresso Classic Ink to age and give the “faux burnt” effect.   Highlight the berries with the White Gel Pen and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (distress this as well to mirror the edges created on the focal image layer.

Opened card :-)
Create the rolled flowers using the 23/8” Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 ¼’ Scallop Circle Punch (just punch the scallops out of the Primrose Petals cardstock, cut wavy spirals using Paper Snips along the edges and spiraling towards the center, roll from the outside towards the center and adhere with the small piece of cardstock in the middle).  Insert the smaller scallop rose into the large one to give more depth and volume- see the Splitcoaststampers’ tutorial here.

Add the circle of Lucky Limeade Designer Series Paper (DSP)- punched with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch to cover the 25 on the background image.  Add the paper roses and leaves (from the Bird Builder Punch and Lucky Limeade DSP and the Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon with the Pearls to finish off the card.
Close-Up of Rolled Flowers with the Scalloped Edges -)

Tic, Tac, Toe- Ribbon, Pearls and Tags!!  This was a fun card to make although I tore it apart a few times to create the tags the way I wanted them to be (I had originally stamped the tags before deciding on the center focal image and had to re—create the tags to match).      

Stamp Sets: Christmas Collage, Bells and Boughs

Ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso,

Accessories:  Punches- 1 ¼” Circle (to use as a rounder), 2 3/8” Large Scallop Circle, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder; Distressing Tool, Crop-A-Dile, Brass Eyelet, 3/8” Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon (retired), White Gel Pen, Pearls, Spinge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, Scrap Satin Ribbon 1” wide for pulley/slider – you cannot see this ribbon and definitely need to use satin :-)

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you like this card and You Can Do It!!  Have a great Monday!!


Karen Day said...

What a fabulous card, Julie! And what a bonus to have another one in your Christmas card stash! Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Amy O said...

I always admire those who can work on Chistmas cards at this time of the year. This one should go to a special person who will appreciate all of the hard work you put into it. Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is amazing! Love the papers and of course, that set of stamps has the most beautiful images! Stunning! So glad you shared this with us at the Paper Players!

Jen said...

wow julie... i don;t start christmas until at least july

Thanks for joining us at the paper players this week
Jen x

Justin said...

Fun distressing and great flowers! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

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