Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry 25th

Merry Christmas!  The big day is finally here and I'm sharing one last Christmas card.  This one went to my mom and dad.

Some Details:
  • A Tim Holtz Santa is stamped on cream cardstock in black Archival ink and given a bit of color with Distress Markers.  I gave him a spritz of water to blend the colors a bit.  Once dry, he was fussy cut and the edges accented with Old Paper Distress Ink.  Ol' Saint Nick forms the focal point of the card and is layered with foam tape onto a festive Christmas bingo card image.
  • I am in love with Ranger's new Sticky embossing powder.  Now any of my stamps can become glittered images!  I made this little medallion by glittering the "25" in red on green cardstock, punching it out with a scallop circle punch and inking the edges with Crushed Olive DI.
  • For a finishing touch, I cut some ordinary floral leaves into the shape of holly leaves and gave them an icy coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  
  • For the "berries", I colored cream millinery flowers with Starburst Spray and Barn Door Distress Stain.  Fired Brick Distress Stickles cover the centers.

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Basic Black’, ‘Confetti Ivory’, ‘Old Olive’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Christmas’
Image: The Creative Patch ‘Merry Digi
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous ‘Mini Holidays 3’
Inks: Archival ‘Jet Black’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Black Soot’; ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Forest Moss’; VersaMark; Distress Stain ‘Barn Door’; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays ‘Rhodendron Red Rose’, ‘Autumn Maple Crimson’
Embellishments: Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’, ‘Rock Candy’, ‘Fired Brick’; floral leaves; Darice silk flowers; ribbon; glitter
Tools:  3M foam tape, spray adhesive; Glossy Accents; Fiskars punch ‘scallop circle’; TH paper distresser, tiny attacher; Mister; heat gun; Ranger embossing powder ‘Sticky’; foam ink blender

Again, Merry Christmas!  
Wishing you a blessed holiday season 
and a prosperous New Year.


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