Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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.