I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS)
Mixed Media Christmas card- I love Christmas and did not have a chance to
create a card this season with the retired Ornamental Pine stamp set (Stampin’
The Ornamental Pines stamp set is one of my favorite sets and I paired it with the retired Greetings of the Season stamp set (also SU!).
have not had a chance to check out the Curtain Call or other challenge sites
yet, I hope you will take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from the
Design Teams as well as their galleries!
To create this card:
1). Ink the Ornamental Pine image using distress inks- Walnut
Stain for the branch, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss for the pine needles, spritz
lightly with water before stamping onto a piece of Whisper White
cardstock. Repeat the process for the
pine needles on the corner and sprinkle a bit of water over the image.
2). Once the stamped image has dried, die cut with the MFT Jumbo
Stitched Fishtail STAX Dies. Add
additional pine needles using the edge of a bone folder using Peeled Paint
Distress Ink along with a few branches using watercolor pencils.
3). De-static the die cut focal image with an embossing powder
tool, stamp the sentiment from the Greetings of the Season stamp set with
archival black ink (I had this ink on my desk, you could use Versamark™), apply
gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
3). Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the largest
die from the MFT Stitched A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Dies, mount onto a white card
4). Die cut a piece of designer paper with the MFT Horizontal
Strip Dies, cut the die in half before mounting onto the card base.
5). Add the looped gold cord to the card front before mounting the
die cut focal image panel with dimensional foam.
6). Finish off the card by adding “snow” with an extra fine white
paint pen, a few clear sequins (with a hint of pink) and a few drops of white
gloss Nuvo™ Crystal Drops.
Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, Greetings
of the Season (both retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink-
Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss; Dark Green Watercolor Pencils, Sharpie®
Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Nuvo™ White Gloss Crystal Drops
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, This and That Epic Day DSP