Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Christmas Blessings- Stamp Etching along with a Sketch and Color Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!

Here is second card that I created for the CC493 Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge-Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Old Olive with the dessert option of “something recycled”- I decided to skip dessert on this card :-)

This is my last week as a Guest Designer for the Splitcoaststampers’ Color Challenge so I hope you will find the time to join in on the fun!  I have had a wonderful time with the ladies on the team and am so honored that they asked me to join them for August :-)

This card incorporates the FMS150 Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and is also one of my August designs for the Splitcoaststampers’ Christmas Card CCC14 Challenge (this challenge is for your own commitment to stamp Christmas cards all year- I am a bit behind but am catching up- Christmas will be here before you know it)....

 To create this Clean and Simple (CAS) card:

Stamp the Christmas Bauble image using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Very Vanilla  cardstock and color the images using Stampin’ Write markers- Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Old Olive.

Add the lines in the Lost Lagoon area of the ornament and the leaves using a 1.0 Sakura Pigma Micron™ Pen (this is the “stamp etching” technique highlighted at Splitcoaststampers- see tutorial here).  My etching is a bit more line to line and I did it very quickly (sorry for the woobly lines) but I still think this qualifies :-)

Use a Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker to add a few shadows and carefully cut out the image.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Delicate Designs (snowflake border) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment above the embossing using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and trim the panel.

Add the retired Gold Twine to the top of the ornament and mount the ornament to the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the panel to the Very Vanilla card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and adhere a few Pearls to the center of the ornament to finish off the card.

Quick, easy and not too many layers- just the way I like it for Christmas cards :-)

Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, More Merry Messages

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Write markers- Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Sahara Sand;  1.0 Sakura Pigma Micron™ pen

Paper: Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot™, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, retired Gold Twine, Pearls

Oops!!  After creating the card and preparing to link up the challenge sites, I noticed that the FMS site closed at midnight PDT Monday (thought it was on Tuesday at noon- duh!! ) so I could not link to that challenge- good thing, since I noticed that I had one image on the card (versus two per the FMS150 sketch)...still wanted to give them credit for the sketch inspiration :-)

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a terrific Tuesday!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Julie, this is a beautifully coloured, clean and crisp card. I love the etched look too.

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