I spent all my weekend stamping time creating Christmas cards. What fun it is for me to figure new ways to make snow or to paint a vintage scene. I would like to share the three very different cards that I made.
I wanted to create a simple nature type winter scene so I pulled out my Kittie Kits with the cabin and three different size trees. I stamped the cabin with black craft in on watercolor paper and heat dried. I masked the cabin and stamped the trees all around it using darker green ink. I stamped a few tree tops using a lighter shade of green to make the trees appear to be in the distance and then painted the cabin. I heat set all the ink and then sponged pale yellow along the tree tops and then lightened the shade as I moved upward in the sky. I heat set again. I used a small brush to paint white craft ink on the roof top and around the windows and then used a larger brush to paint all around the ground area and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I put a fine layer of glue on the roof and ground area and applied white Flower Soft to create a soft natural looking snow. I finished the card with simple designer paper, crimped crisp white paper along with brown gingham.
I love all the Stampavie Sarah Kay Noel 2009 collection and I think each image is my favorite as I use it in a project. They are all so full of detail and bring back memories of old-fashioned holidays. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and again on scrap watercolor with black craft ink and heat set. I painted all the images using reinkers and then began cutting out the skillet, coal bucket, teapot and dress to pop up over the scene. I embossed all the pieces and scene with clear embossing powder while the ink was still wet to create the appearance of a tile. I popped up the images with glue dots and then layered over Graphic 45 designer paper. I ran white taffeta ribbon over an Antique Linen ink pad to color for aging and created a multi loop bow.
I wanted to create a shaker card using my new Shake It window pouches and fill it with white Flower Soft for snow. I stamped the Rubbernecker trees and moose on watercolor paper and painted andI sponged in a light blue sky I used a small brush to paint in falling snow and snowy ground and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut the moose heads out to pop up out of the trees with glue dots. I applied a small bit of Flower Soft in the pouch and attached it over the scene. I cut a frame with Nestabilities using BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses and popped it up over the pouch and finished my card. I learned a lesson with this project. Do not use glue dots when creating a shaker card as the snow will stick to it. Duh!
Project 1: Stamps: Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose Paper: Watercolor, SU Designer Paper, White Ink: Black Craft, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, White Craft Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Flower Soft, Gingham, Crimper
Project 2: Stampavie Sarah Kay Noel Eve Paper: Graphic 45 Designer, Watercolor ,Vanilla Ink: Black Craft, Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Sahara Sand, Going Gray, Really Rust, More Mustard Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Versa Pen, Taffeta, Deckle Scissors, Sponges, Brushes, Glue Dots
Project 3: Stamps: Rubbernecker Moose, Trees Paper: BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses, Watercolor, Olive Ink: Black Craft, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, White Craft Accessories: Shake It Window Pouch, Button, Grosgrain, White Embossing Powder, Brushes, Sponges, Glue Dots