Monday, December 19, 2016

Peace on Earth

Hi Friends! 

I had a chance to create a quick Mixed Media card using Artistic Outpost (AO)  stamp sets, Christmastime and Gloria along with ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available at Our DailyBread Designs) and decided to incorporate the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #97 Kath's Colour Challenge into the design.

I love the elegance of this color combination and decided to create a two tone embossed card with silver and gold.  

I am also linking this card to the Inkspirational #124 Neutrals Only Challenge (hopefully gold and silver are considered neutral) as well as the CAS-ual Fridays #163 Christmas & Hanukkah Challenge :-)

If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the linked 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!

To create this card:

1). De-static two pieces of white cardstock with an embossing static tool, ink the AO Christmastime stamp and AO Gloria angel with embossing ink and stamp onto the prepared cardstock.

2). Apply gold embossing powder over the scroll area and ornaments as well as the body of the angel image, tap off the gold powder onto a piece of scrap paper (to funnel back into your container of embossing powder) and immediately apply silver embossing powder to all of the remaining areas before heating and embossing with the heat tool.

3). Trim the AO Christmastime embossed image and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock (I die cut and embossed the espresso cardstock with the largest die from the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies).

4). Mount the panel onto the white card base and add the looped silver metallic thread.

5). Fussy-cut the AO Gloria angel image, mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock and fussy-cut again, close to the embossing (this gives the angel more stability to be mounted onto the card front).

6). De-static a piece of espresso cardstock, ink the sentiment from AO Gloria with embossing ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

7). Trim the AO Gloria sentiment and add the fish tail banner by hand.

8). Mount the AO Gloria sentiment and fussy-cut AO Gloria angel to the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Quick and easy and perfect for mailing or hand-delivery:-)

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs to all of you and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!


Penny Hanuszak said...

Julie, I'm so happy you linked to our Watercooler Wednesday challenge with your beautiful embossed card. The collage is wonderful and the embossing is perfect. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Gail said...

Love the vintage look of this card! A great combination of the challenge colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Created by Kath said...

I love your card! Great use of the four colors! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Deborah Smart said...

Such a beautiful look achieved layering the embossing over the script, Julie! You certainly do the 'vintage' look very well. Thanks for playing along with the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. ~Deborah

Shauna said...

What a great use of stamps! I like how you layered the embossing and colors. It is such a festive look! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Nonni said...

What a stunning look, great use of stamps, I love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and Merry Christmas!

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