Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a card & tag created for you using the new "Christmas Script" Background stamp, "Brushed Christmas Vol 1" Stamp Set, and "Snowflakes" Eclectic Stamp. I used lots of layers and blending, along with some heat embossing on these cards, and I'm excited to show you how I created them. I hope you enjoy!
1. To create this card first begin with a kraft cardstock base, cut, scored and folded to create a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 standard base.
2. Next, using a smaller piece of white cardstock, cut to 5 1/4 x 4, and using Distressing Inks in the following colors: "Broken China", "Faded Jeans", and "Tumbled Glass", along with a blending tool, begin to add your inks to the white cardstock blending as you go until you get the desired effect. Then using "Vintage Photo" Distressing Ink, ink the edges.
3. Stamp the "Christmas Script" background stamp onto the colored panel, using "Coffee" archival ink by Ranger, pressing the image down until you feel like you have an even coverage, and remove.
4. Next, ink the edges using Versamark, and sprinkle on clear embossing powder along the edges, shaking off the excess and heat set with a heat tool.
5. The next step is to create a subtle "snowy" background using vellum. To do this, I simply cut a piece of vellum out to 5 x 4 and using scissors, cut out a slope to resemble a snow drift, and machine stitched the vellum to the stamped background image.
6. Die cut a background from white cardstock using "Courtyard" Frameworks die by Tim Holtz, and then ink the edges using a blending tool along with Vintage Photo distressing ink, then spray final piece with "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz from Imagine Crafts, and set aside to dry, or for faster results, use your heat tool to dry it.
7. Next, stamp the largest tree from the "Brushed Christmas" stamp set onto white cardstock using green archival ink, and cut out the image, ink the edges with Vintage Photo distressing ink, and spray a mist of "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz and set aside to dry as well.
8. Stamp "Merry Christmas" sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo and mist with "Sparkle" Shimmer spritz and set aside.
9. Die cut snowflakes from vellum and white cardstock.
10. Now it's time to assemble the card. First adhere the "Courtyard" frameworks background onto the vellum, then back the tree with 3-D pop dots and adhere it to the front of your card. Adding a pop dot to the sentiment, adhere that to the front of the card as shown. Tuck snowflakes to upper left of card, underneath the tree and adhere in place, then finally adhere a vintage silver button to the top of the snowflakes.
The closeup shows the different layers and textures of this card, which I love oh-so much.
I also decided to create a small gift tag to accompany the card using much of the same techniques as above, but I used the "Snowflakes" Eclectic stamp along with the "All Occasions" stamp set. I hope you enjoy!
1. To create, simply start with a white tag and ink the tag with Vintage Photo distressing ink, then using Versamark, ink the edges like you did for the card above, and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
2. Next stamp "Snowflakes" using "Coffee" archival ink from Ranger randomly on the tag.
3. Create another "Courtyard" Frameworks background and using "Tumbled Glass" & "Vintage Photo" Distressing Ink, ink the background and spray with "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz, adhere to tag.
4. Next adhere a small silver bow and three white bells to the front of the tag.
5. Finally stamp sentiment using the "All Occasions" stamp set, with "Coffee" archival ink by Ranger and adhere to the tag as shown, using small pop dots.
Adding lot's of layers and different mediums and textures, make this a fun, vintage inspired Christmas set.
Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Snow Flakes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Coffee & Fern
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans
Sparkle Shimmer Spritz
Clear embossing powder
white & kraft heavyweight cardstock
silver metalic cord, and ribbon
3 little white bells vellum
"Courtyard" Frameworks die by Tim Holtz
die cutting machine, (I use a Sizzix Big Shot)
Vintage silver button
3-D glue dots and a good permanent tape runner
I hope you enjoyed by projects today, and I hope I've inspired you to create your own Christmas cards and gift tags.