Thursday, August 15, 2013

Winter Memories for the PP158 Paper Players

Hi Stampers! 

I hope all of you are enjoying your week so far!  I needed to have a crafting break today so I decided to create a card for The Paper Players PP158 Color Challenge along with another design for my August commitment to the CCC13 Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge.  If you have not had a chance to visit The Paper Players site yet, please take a moment to do so- love their Design Team samples!  

I decided to use My Digital Studio (MDS) again to create another Christmas card and utilize traditional card making techniques for this “hybrid” card.   This version is a bit "clean” for my normal style- I have updated with two other versions - see below :-) 

Original version- see below for revised vintage style  and update with White Gel Pen :-)
To create this card:

Open MDS and insert the stamp brush set images from Winter Memories along with the sentiment from More Merry Messages.  Print the images onto an 8 ½ x 11 piece of Whisper  White cardstock using Black Printer Ink.

Color the images with Stampin’ Write markers as follows:

Crisp Cantaloupe for the sleigh and bow, Pear Pizzazz for the wreath, Strawberry Slush for the cardinals and highlighting the ribbon and bow, Sahara Sand for highlighting the wood behind the sleigh, add a few areas for the shadows and a layer over the sleigh and follow with another layer of Crisp Cantaloupe.

"Clean" with the White Gel Pen :-)
With the Big Shot™ with the Oval Collection Framelits™, cut an oval in a Strawberry Slush cardstock layer.  Emboss with the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and add the focal image behind the oval.

Layer this panel onto Whisper White cardstock and then again onto a Pear Pizzazz card base. 

Trim the sentiment, add the banner points with the 1” Square Punch and layer onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip (retired) to cut snowflakes from the Whisper White cardstock, add to the card front using Mini Glue Dots™ and finish off the card with Pearls.
Stamp Sets:  Winter Memories, More Merry Messages (all MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Ovals Collection Framelits™, Northern Frost Decorative Strip (retired), Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1” Square Punch, Pearls

Vintage- in addtion to the White Gel Pen, Sponging and Distressing :-)

I decided to revise the other three cards to a more vintage style by inking the folder prior to embossing with Crumb Cake Classic Ink as well as adding Crumb Cake over the main image, snowflakes and sentiment, distressing the edges and add some White Gel Pen highlights.  

If you have a chance, let me know which you prefer- the "clean" version or the vintage?  

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- have a great week!


Angela said...

These are so fantastic, Julie!

stampwithsandy said...

What fun seeing three versions of the same card, and in non-traditional holiday colors (which I love)! I think I like the middle one the best. Still clean but has the added dimension of the white gel pen. Thanks so much for sharing your creation(s) with us at The Paper Players, Julie!

Kitty A. said...

Really beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the colors you used to color the image. I like the clean version best. So striking!

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