Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Christmas Card- tis the season :)


Hello Crafteteers!
You probably think I am a little nutty for posting a Christmas card...but there is a good reason for this post.  Cardz TV is hosting a new challenge -"It's so you"- which challenges crafteteers to make a card using their favorite colors.  Right away I thought of this card.  It uses three of my favorite colors: black, red and peeled paint.  I cannot count how many of these cards I made before Christmas last year.  It seemed obvious to me to post my favorite card using my favorite colors and one of my favorite stamps (JustRite Lace Background stamp)...
I also thought I would share some of the steps to this card.  It took a wee bit of time to design the card so I may as well pay some of the tips forward.  :)
First, I stamped the lace background stamp on ivory card stock.  The stamped image was heat embossed.


The paper was cut close to the stamped image.  Then I applied antique linen distress ink to the inside of the stamp.  Peeled paint was applied liberally to the rest of the paper.  I then sprayed it with gold glitz and used a gold calligrapher along the four edges.


Next I cut black card stock 1/4" larger than the lace paper.  I ran the paper through my Cuttlebug using two Spellbinders Labels Nine.  This was done to reduce the amount of black card stock needed to make several cards.  The gold calligraphy pen was used along the edges of the labels and I used my distresser on the black rectangular cutout.  (The larger black label was used on the inside of the card.)


For the remainder of the card:

Two ivory labels were cut- one for the outside and one for the inside.  JustRite Vintage Labels One sentiment "Merry Christmas" was embossed onto the label and antique linen was applied to the edges.  Two red gems were added. 

Recollections green paper (almost the exact match to peeled paint!) was die cut using Spellbinders Poinsettia dies.  Red metallic paper poinsettias were cut and then I cut the smaller poinsettias from velvet ribbon (a lot less expensive than velvet paper!).  Three white pearls were colored with a copic and applied to the center of the poinsettias as shown.


This card was so fun to make before Christmas...and I enjoyed making it again this week!  Perhaps I will have to make a similar spring card soon using the same stamp and layout.  :)


This card is entered into the Cardz TV "It's SO YOU" Challenge: http://www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.ca/2013/03/cardz-tv-its-so-you-challenge-26.html


Thanks for stopping by!  Stay crafty.  ;)


2 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! You used one of my all time favorite background stamps too! Great work!

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The lace background stamp is so beautiful!! And the flowers are so pretty!! You can never start too early on Christmas cards!! I didn't get all mine done last year and ended up having to buy some (gasp!!) Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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