Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Finally Got to Stamp!

Here is the card I told you about yesterday. I've been wanting to use the stamp, Christmas Postcard (p. 41 in the Holiday Mini), ever since I got it, but just haven't had the time. It's such a beautiful Christmas stamp. The background of my card is a corner of one of the sheets of paper in the Deck the Halls DSP (p. 41) in the Holiday Mini. I then layered it onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. I put a 3" piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon on the bottom right corner, and attached the ends to the back of the Cherry Cobbler CS/DSP layer. I then took a 12" piece of the same ribbon and tied it onto the small strip of ribbon, tying it into a bow. It's hard to tie a piece of ribbon around a corner with just one piece of ribbon, and doing it in two strips like this is a lot easier. It also takes less ribbon. After the bow is on, I attached the whole piece to the Soft Suede card.

I stamped the Christmas Postcard stamp with Jet Black Stazon ink and water colored the images (except for the letters) with Classic ink pads and an aqua painter. I got the gold shimmer on the letters by painting them with Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (p. 195). I really like the effect. It really brings out the vintage-look of the stamp. I also sponged Soft Suede ink around the stamped image to go along with the vintage-look. I then layered this piece with Early Espresso card stock and then onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. I then tilted the image, and attached it to the center of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I really like this card a lot. I like it so much that I might put it on a shelf in my living room as a Christmas decoration instead of using it as a card.

The picture on the right is a close-up of the shiny letters. You can click on the picture to see a larger image.

Stamps: Christmas Postcard (mini)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, River Rock, More Mustard, & Blushing Bride Classic ink pad; Jet Black Stazon ink pad

Paper: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, & Confetti White card stock; Deck the Halls DSP (mini)

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (mini), Aqua Painter, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink; Stamping Sponges, & Stampin' Dimensionals.

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