Sunday, December 14, 2014

Another version ---

Had made the Trees Christmas card on all white:

Then made another version on a black card which really shows off the blues on the card front:

added crystals by the greeting and this card front is done --- the distressed inks always turn out nicely and make a nice background for the Lovely As A Tree stamp from Stampin Up. TFL and YOLO

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Snowy Season Card

Used two older Stampin Up stamp sets for this card. To begin with I used the snowman stamp from the 1999 stamp set Snow Angels. Then the greeting is from the 2001 stamp set A Merry Season.

For the card stock base I used Tempting Turquoise. Cut and scored that and set it aside. For the stamped snowman I used white/GP card stock and stamped him using StazOn black ink -- here is a closer photo of this stamped image:

I stamped the image and used markers for colouring it. Used a light blue marker around the snowman to accent him and the snow. Used a square Spellbinders die to cut out the stamped snowman piece. Kept the stamped piece in the die and lightly sponged light blue ink near the edge of the die piece so there is some blue around the image. Removed the die and cut a piece of black card stock slightly larger to put behind the stamped image piece. Once that was done I used a glue pen and added fine glitter to the hat, cuffs, pom pom, and ear muffs on the snowman.

Cut a piece of white/GP for the card front and stamped my greeting from the A Merry Season stamp set near the bottom of this piece. Using the ATG I put the black frame/stamped snowman image piece onto the stamped white/GP piece.

Wanted to used the Festive embossing folder from Sheena Douglass for the snow on my vellum piece but as will all vellum no matter what adhesive you use for it you can see the adhesive. So I decided to cut a piece of vellum larger than what I would need for the card front and as usual when I emboss I used a piece of white/GP to put in with the vellum and then embossed them together in the folder. This will give the embossed piece a softer embossed look and the vellum and card stock will not rip or tear by doing this.

To attach the vellum to the card front I scored the left side of it on the score board and carefully used a bone folder on this line. Used red sticky tape and put the embossed vellum piece on the stamped white/GP piece for the card front. Using the trimmer I trimmed the embossed piece to just cover the snowman card front piece --- not the full card front. Here is a photo to show the vellum is tucked under the white/GP card front piece and a photo of the back of the card so you can not see where the vellum is attached as usually you would attach the vellum to the back of the card:

Here are photos of the card closed and then with the vellum opened:

Still have the inside of the card to stamp and decorate. Easy card to make and nice to use two new-to-me stamp sets that have been sitting on the shelf waiting to be used. TFL and YOLO