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I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
Christmas Collage- Slider Card for Three Challenges :-)
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
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
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
Use the Crop-A-Dile to add
the brass eyelet and add the Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon with the Hemp
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’
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
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!!