Thursday, December 1, 2016
Chilly Merry Christmas
Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card that I designed using Artistic Outpost (AO) stamp sets, Sleigh Ride and Grunge Elements along with ODBD Snow Crystals Dies and ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs).
I had fun inking up this vintage image and incorporated the Sunday Stamps #SSC140 Sketch Challenge and the Inkspirational #122 “Chill” Challenge into the design (it looks awful chilly to me in their heavy coats and boots:-)).
If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from my Design Team sisters on the AO Blog as well as the challenge galleries!
1). Distress the panel of ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper with a distressing tool and vintage photo distress ink, mount onto the espresso card base.
2). Repeatedly stamp the snowflake images from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with vintage photo distress ink onto a piece of rose cardstock, distress the edges, mount onto espresso cardstock and adhere to the card front.
3). Ink the standing children image from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, watercolor with distress inks and water-based markers and add highlights with an extra fine white paint pen.
4). Distress the edges of the stamped panel with a distressing tool and “age” the paper with a stencil brush using vintage photo distress ink as well as the large splatter stamp from the AO Grunge Elements stamp set.
5). Repeat steps 3 & 4 for the sentiment from the AO Sleigh Ride stamp set and create the banner by hand.
6). Mount the focal image panel along with the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam.
7). Die cut a few snowflakes from white and rose cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, “age” the paper with vintage photo distress ink and add to the card front.
8). Adhere a few pearls to finish off the card.
I hope I have inspired you with this quick Mixed Media Christmas card and thanks again for taking the time to visit! Hugs and have a wonderful week, my friends!