Wednesday, October 19, 2022

TCC182b May the Spirit of Christmas

Hi Friends!

Welcome to the #182a {Harvest Bounty} or #182b {Christmas Joy} Challenge!

This is our mid-month dual inspiration challenge- don’t you just love all both of our inspiration photos?  I am behind in designing my Christmas cards this year and was inspired by the colors, theme and the poinsettias on the hearth of the Christmas Joy photo to create an Elegant and Classy Mixed Media card.

I am also participating with the Word Art Wednesday #565-#566 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit our Design Team/gallery at The Card Concept Challenge, or the Word Art Wednesday challenge site yet,  I hope you will find time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

This was a fairly easy card to create:

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the poinsettia image from the Floral Cluster- Winter Poinsettia stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once cooled, watercolor the image with water-based markers.  Add white highlights with a white paint pen and die cut with the Floral Cluster and Sprigs Die.

Repeat the embossing steps above on another piece of white cardstock with the sentiment from Christmas Peace.  Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with the Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Die.

Die cut a second oval from white cardstock and layer the two to create a thicker sentiment layer.

Trim a piece of the dark floral patterned designer paper from the Carta Bella Happy Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad to approx. 4’ x 4” (cut in half) and layer onto a piece of white cardstock.

Layer a piece of the red checked designer paper from the Carta Bella Happy Christmas 6x6 paper pad onto black cardstock.  Adhere to the background panel covering the cut edges of the dark floral layers.

Trim the white around the background panel, mount onto black cardstock, trim again and mount onto a white card base.

Adhere the sentiment panel directly to the card front and add the winter poinsettia image with dimensional foam.

Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen on the petals (hard to see in the photo) and white pearls to the floral center and the lower right area of the sentiment oval.

Stamp Sets:  Floral Cluster-Winter Poinsettia, Christmas Peace (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow; Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black, Carta Bella Happy Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Floral Cluster and Sprigs,  Spellbinders Elegant Ovals Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl

Thanks so much for stopping by-I hope you have been inspired to join us with our #182a {Harvest Bounty} or #182b {Christmas Joy} Challenge


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this is such a classy Christmas card. Very pretty!

Judy Inukai said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for including the great details.

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