Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Christmas

Online Card Classes "Holiday Style" is wrapping up this week. :( It's been a fun class, as always, with LOTS of inspiration! This card was inspired by one Shari Carroll did on Day 11.

I die cut a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper with one of the tag dies from My Favorite Things' "Blueprints 13" set. I then stamped one of Hero Arts' "Christmas Crystals" on that in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I added the chain & little bow in the same way. Then I took clear water and painted over the ornament, and dropped in diluted Distress inks in Evergreen Bough & Pine Needles. I ended up not liking the way it looked, with the color just around the ornament, so I sprayed the whole tag with water and added color again, taking it out to the edges. Then I set that aside to air dry.

I die cut another tag from a shimmer vellum, and the larger tag from pink patterned paper from BoBunny. I actually cut the vellum tag only partially, by leaving the top of the die hanging outside my cutting plates. Then I took my scissors and finished cutting to the top of the piece, to give me a longer tag. I adhered my vellum tag to the pink, and layered my focal tag over the vellum.

For my greeting, I stamped "happy Christmas" using 2 of the stamps from Simon Says Stamp's "Christmas" mini set. I then heat embossed that in Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, and cut it into a banner. I cut another banner strip from the same pink paper as I'd used for the tag, and layered that behind the white greeting strip.

To assemble my card, I cut a piece of pale blue cardstock for the background. I adhered my tag to that, and mounted the greeting over the top of the tag with foam tape. Finally, I adhered the card front to a white A2 card base.

I'm entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Christmas" challenge.


  1. ADORE the unconventional colors for your Christmas card, Andrea! This turned out so beautifully! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas” Challenge!


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