Wednesday, November 1, 2017

SC669 Let All Creation Sing!

Hi Friends!

It’s time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers and this week, our hostess, Cathy aka Cathymac designed the wonderfully versatile SC669 Sketch!

I decided to create another Christmas card so pulled out Season’s Greetings along with Jesus Is Born (both designed by Korin Sutherland) and available from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched circle die.  Using a stencil brush, apply Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks- Broken China followed by Stormy Sky to create the sky area (I masked the “hills” using sticky note paper and also used the scallop edge of a stencil for the clouds).  Die cut a piece of espresso cardstock with the same circle die, split the circle and mount behind the stenciled landscape die cut.

2).  Die cut the neutral snowflake panel using a stitched rectangle die, hand trim the green polka dot panel (for the layers #2 & #3 of the sketch), mount both onto espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.

3). Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼”, emboss with a snowflake embossing powder tool, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim and mount onto green cardstock, trim again and mount onto the white card base.  Add the panel #2 & #3 created in step #2 directly to the card front.

4). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the bird images along with the large birdhouse image from Season’s Greetings with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, use a water brush along with distress inks to watercolor the images.  Use markers to add shadows and additional color (see the listing below for the colors used). Fussy-cut all of the images, mount the birdhouse along with the standing cardinal image directly onto the circle die cut scene- this is the #4 element of the sketch.

5). Adhere the circle die cut scene (#4 in the sketch) to the card front with dimensional foam.  Stamp the sentiment from Jesus Is Born with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink onto a scrap piece of white cardstock, trim and create the banner, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam. Add the wooden snowflakes (tucking a few under the circle and sentiment) and adhere a rhinestone to the center of each snowflake plus add a few to the card front.

6). Finish off the card by adding snowflakes with a Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen to the scene and shimmer to the birds with a clear glitter pen.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks-Broken China, Stormy Sky, Brushed Corduroy, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap; Distress Markers- Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries; Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Basic Black ; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso; retired Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Acessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Circle and Rectangle STAX Dies; Darice® Snowflake Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Hexagon Punch, Rhinestones, Stencil Brush, AquaPainter™, Wooden Snowflakes (retired SU!)

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you can join us this week at Splitcoaststampers! 


Sandra said...

What a darling card, love the snowy scenery. The embossed background is fabulous and love the wooden snowflakes. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Helen Gullett said...

How wonderful your card is!

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