Tuesday, December 7, 2021

RRCB173 Sending Christmas Blessings


Hi Friends!

Woohoo!  One of the perks of participating with The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog is that you have a chance to be a Guest Designer and this week,  I am honored to be the Guest Designer for their #173 Inspiration Challenge!

I was inspired by the greenery, red berries and Christmas theme and decided to pull out two retired stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!- Remembering Christmas and Christmas Blessings.  Both sets are from 2013 and this is the first time I have used the Remembering Christmas stamp set- love the deer image and not sure why it has taken so long to ink it up!

We would also love to have you join us at The Retro Rubber Challenge blog- pull out your older stamps (at least one year old), create a card and link up to the gallery! 

I have a personal goal to create a card for each of the Splitcoaststampers’ sketches and I used the SC741 Sketch for the layout.  

If you have not had a chance to visit all of the challenge sites, I hope you will find time to do so- inspiration galore!

To create this card:

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the deer image from Remembering Christmas with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto the prepared panel, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Once cooled, fussy-cut the deer image and set aside.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched oval die, mount onto another oval die cut from black cardstock (I generally use the same size die cut, cut in half and mount behind the top oval, in this case, allowing just a bit of the background oval to show).

Mount the fussy-cut deer image onto the oval, allowing a bit of the antlers to hang over the die cut.

Trim a piece of plaid cardstock to approx. 3” x 5” and adhere to a piece of white cardstock, approx. 3 ¼” x 5 ¼”.

For the layers on the right, I used scraps from my stash (designer paper with green background and gold stars and a scrap of white cardstock embossed with a poinsettia embossing folder).

Mount the strip of white embossed cardstock (approx. ½” x 5 ¼”) onto a piece of black cardstock (4 ¼” x 5 ½”). 

Layer a strip of the green designer paper onto the card front overlapping the white embossed layer a bit.

Mount the plaid panel onto the card front and add the deer oval with dimensional foam.

Die cut various branches from green cardstock using the Leaves & Branches Dies (Divinity Designs LLC).

Adhere the branches to below the deer image and add the ⅜” black and white gingham bow.

Ink the sentiment stamp from Christmas Blessings with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto the prepared panel, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Trim the sentiment and create the banner points (I did this by hand and curved the edge).

Mount the sentiment onto the card front and add a few silver rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Remembering Christmas, Christmas Blessings (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Christmas paper- plaid and green with gold stars, red and gray plaid (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr.™,  Leaves & Branches Dies (Divinity Designs LLC), Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder (retired SU!), Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ⅜” Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Silver Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have been inspired to join us at The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  I hope all of you have a blessed Christmas month!


whoistracy said...

What a cute card! That inspiration photo had me stumped but yours turned out perfect.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Julie! Thank you for being our guest designer! As usual you graced us with a stunning card that gives us the feeling of Christmas! I love the plaid and I would never have thought to put that together with the green stars and embossed cardstock. Genius!! Thank you again and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Marina said...

What a great, traditional winter look - so stylish. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

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