Monday, August 18, 2014

Magical Season- A Sneak Peak at Christmas Bauble

Hi Stampers!

I had fun this weekend spending time with my husband (he rarely has a weekend off from work) and when he decided to watch the games and relax, I used the time to create a few cards :-)

This card was designed with the Pals Paper Arts PPA215 Color Challenge in mind as well as the CCC14 Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoaststampers (which is a monthly commitment you set for yourself to create Christmas cards all year long- I am a bit behind :-))

Again, I hope you will take the time (if you have not done so already) to visit both sites to check out all of the other Design Team entries as well as the galleries- wonderful designs and inspiration from all!!

To create this card:

Stamp the ornament from Christmas Bauble (sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday Catalog) using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  

Color the ornament using a Stampin’ Write Pear Pizzazz (for the leaves and scroll design in the center), a Strawberry Slush marker for the berries and body of the ornament and a Basic Black marker for the top of the ornament.  

Carefully cut out the ornament and use the Basic Black marker to color the edges of the ornament (use the side of the marker to hide the white edges).

Distress the ornament using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Tea Dye Stain and once dried, re-color using the Pear Pizzazz and Strawberry Slush markers.

To tone down the Tea Dye color (it was a bit darker than I expected), apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Picket Fence Stain, spritz with water and wipe off the stain (to speed up the drying, use the Heat Tool).

Once dried, use a .005 Sakura Pigma Micron™ Pen to go over the black lines and add a bit of highlighting over the light colored portions of the ornament and the berries using the Chalk Marker.  

Punch out the center of the ornament with the 1” Circle Punch and layer onto a circle of Basic Black cardstock (also punched with the 1” Circle Punch, split into two and spread apart a bit to create the border behind the ornament center). 

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Basic Black cardstock and stamp the sentiment using Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss White Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  

Use the Big Shot™ with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim the panel and adhere to a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

Add the sentiment layer onto the bottom of the Pear Pizzazz panel and adhere the crochet lace along with a strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock to cover up the seam.  Mount the panel onto a Basic Black card base.

Add the Gold Trim around the ornament and mount the ornament using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to the card front.

Punch out the snowflakes from Whisper White cardstock and add to the panels on the card front.

To finish off the card, add the Pearls to the ornament center, strip above the lace and snowflake centers.

Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, Magical Season (retired)

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write markers- Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush;  Chalk Marker; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stain- Tea Dye and Picket Fence

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot™, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, 1” Circle Punch, retired Gold Trim, Pearls, crochet trim from my stash, Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Thanks again for taking stopping by- I will be posting a few more cards late tomorrow evening.   In the meantime, I hope all of you have a marvelous Monday!


Brian King said...

Julie, Your work is always spectacular. This ornament is no exception. Thanks for playing along with the PPA color challenge this week.

LeAnne said...


Diane Roberts said...

This is a real WOW! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, as always, Julie! Such attention to detail...awesome! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Alli said...

I knew I wanted the Christmas Bauble when I saw it in the catty.... but YOU have made me want it NOW, NOW, NOW!!! Loooove this card! It knocked my Christmas stocking off!!! Well done! TFS! Genius!!!!

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