Time for another Christmas card using this week's Merry Monday Challenge #18 sketch. I was going for a vintage look which is not a typical style for me.
The card base is Naturals Ivory card stock. I matted a piece of retired Spice Cake designer paper with Soft Suede card stock. Both those pieces were sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink. A piece of Pool Party ribbon was attached vertically and the layer was added to the card front. The
image from the retired Christmas Lodge stamp set was stamped with Very Vanilla Craft ink on Naturals Ivory card stock. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. After it cooled off, I sponged over the image and paper with Soft Suede ink. Using a paper towel, I wiped across it to take off any excess ink from the embossed area. This is called the embossed resist technique. I then cut it out with one of the Labels Framelits dies and the Big Shot. I did the same thing with the sentiment from the Bells and Boughs stamp set. I then cut out Pool Party card stock with the same framelits, cut them in half horizontally and used the pieces to mat the image and the sentiment. A little bit of Dazzling Diamonds was added to both with the 2-Way Glue Pen. They were attached to the card with dimensionals. For the final touch, I added some pearls. Now that I see the finished card, I realize I could have sponged around the edges of the image and the sentiment. Oh well, next time. In the mood yet to make some Christmas cards? If so, stop by the challenge and join in the fun and creativity. Thanks for coming by. I'll see you soon.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: Bells and Boughs (w-#120831/c-#121142); Christmas Lodge (retired)
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink Pad (#104308); Soft Suede Ink Pad (#115657)
Card Stock/Designer Paper: Naturals Ivory Card Stock (#101849); Soft Suede Card Stock (#115318); Pool Party Card Stock (#122924); Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Heat Tool (#100005); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches: Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribon (#122975); Basic Pearls (#119247); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#102023); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425)