I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
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!
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To save time, I used My Digital Studio (MDS)to create this card but you could use the regular stamps..it was easier for me to insert, print and create! Love MDS for cardmaking :-) !!
To create this card:
In MDS, open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and
insert the Christmas Lodge image and overlay the Evergreen tree a bit to the
right of the lodge. Also insert the
sentiment to be printed separate as well as the poinsettia image (again, I
arrange randomly on the page leaving room for cutting out by hand, etc. and
filling the page before I print on my printer).
Print out onto Whisper White cardstock and color the images
using Stampin’ Write markers in Primrose Petals and Gumball Green.
Create a mask using a sticky note and mask the sky area-
sponge a bit of Crumb Cake over the sky and the snowy banks in the front (a bit
hard to see in the photo).
Close-up to show the shadows and distressing :-)
Distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and sponge
additional Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto the edges- hand tear the corners and
adhere to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock. Tear to "mirror" the edges of the focal image and distress in the same manner.
Add a few highlights using the Chalk Marker and Frost White
Shimmer Paint (you cannot see the shimmer in the photo).
Use the Big Shot™ along with the retired Lacy Brocade Textured
Impressions™ Embossing Folder (ink the smooth side of the embossing folder
using the Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad direct to the folder) and emboss a piece
of Whisper White cardstock. Add this
layer to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock and mount onto the Basic Black
Use the Hexagon Punch to add the banner points to the
sentiment and sponge a bit of Crumb Cake Classic Ink to distress the
sentiment. Adhere to a piece of Primrose
Petals cardstock and add the banner points with the same punch.
A view of the layers :-)
Add the focal image to the card front and adhere the sentiment
using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. Hand cut the poinsettia image apart to create three separate
pieces and adhere to the corners and around the sentiment using Stampin’
Add a few Pearls to the
sentiment corners to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Christmas
Lodge, Bells and Boughs, Special Seasion- all MDS versions