Saturday, June 28, 2014
Christmas In June
Inspiration Emporium is having a Christmas in June challenge over on their blog. First I am entering one of these three cards and then I will add one of these three cards While I could probably enter all six....I figured I would do one from each color family set since they were pretty much done in the same way which was... I inked the wallpaper stamp (alternating the wood grain with the wallpaper) in distress ink (alternating both iced spruce distress ink and Evergreen bough Distress ink) and then I spritzed the stamp with the mini mister bottle and then applied the watercolor paper to the stamp covered it with scratch paper and gave it a rub, making sure not to move while doing so, to get good coverage and then I let that dry, cut a circle out with Tim's circle dies then on Neenah Solar white CS I stamped the various mini Holiday collection stamps stamps for the backing for the windows of the watercolor pieces. I then took 4X8" CS (half of the cards done in the red(3), half done in the green (3) scored them at 4" on the 8" side so I got 4" square cards and then used the envelope punch board to create tab cards out of them all and then mounted the stamped images/sentiments and then the watercolor papers with the circle windows over them. Then I am entering this one also This one I used Tim's Holly Layering stencil and inked a full A2 card front with it. Inked it with Shabby shutters, Peeled paint and festive berries and a touch of gathered twigs distress inks using the Mini ink blending tool Added some glossy accents for the berries. Then I stamped the mini holiday stamps in Jet Black archival Rounded the corners and then inked the edges in Walnut stain ink. and for my last entry for this challenge I give you this card... For this one I stamped the Christmas Blueprint stamp on Watercolor paper in Jet black Archival and colored it with the distress markers and the water brush. When it was dry I fussy cut out the image and inked the edges with the black soot marker. Then I use a piece of mirror cut frameworks Mounted to a piece of red CS and then mounted the tin soldier image with dimensional tape and also a Seasonal salvage sticker which was sanded and inked just under for him to "stand" on. I then mounted the whole thing on a white A2 card. I had a blast making all of these cards for the Inspiration Emporium challenge and I love having gotten some of my Christmas stuff done so it was not left till the last moment! Thanks for popping in to take a peek...here's hoping you find time to get inky!
Posted by Scrapthat at 10:26 AM