Continuing my Christmas card creations. Today, I’m sharing a card using several products form Hero Arts, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp.
To begin, I decided to use a background stamp on a kraft paper card panel. I dug into my older set of stamps and decided to use this Basic Grey/Hero Arts background stamp, Stitched Greetings. I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
On white cardstock, I stamped the wreath image from Memory Box’s Christmas Botanicals with black ink. I watercolored and fussy cut the image.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Big Scripty Greetings on a strip of black cardstock.
I assembled the card adhering the wreath with dimensional foam towards the top of my panel. I adhered the panel to a white cardstock base. I then added my sentiment and added iridescent sequins to finish it.
I have a quite a few more Christmas cards to share so stay tuned!
A quick post (hopefully). I have 2 cards to share. I used this beautiful (and very neglected) Stampin’ Up stamp set for both cards.
My very dear friend asked if I could make a birthday card for her neighbor. This is what I came up with…
Stampin Up Fifth Ave. Floral; Hero Arts Three Leaves; PTI Beautiful Butterflies; Prismacolor Pencils; Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor Set, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist
I wanted to keep the card simple and clean. The rose and leaves were colored with Prismacolor pencils. On the rose, I painted watercolor pearlescent paint on the darker parts of the flower. To finish it off, I sprayed the whole rose with Perfect Pearls Mist for additional shimmer.
Here is my 2nd card…
Basic Grey Basic Manila; Stampin Up Fifth Ave. Floral; PTI Happy Trails; Distress Inks Gathered Twigs; Recollections Flowers and Gems
I originally wanted to use this background for the first card. However, I didn’t like my intended layout. Instead, I decided to make another card with it. I love patterned paper but never find a way to incorporate it in a card. So, I thought this was an ideal opportunity to try!
The background is a Basic Grey paper. I stamped the rose image multiple times on the paper for a tone-on-tone effect. Distress Ink was rubbed on the edges to give a defined look. To add a little more dimension to the card, I added paper roses (another neglected item in my craft stash) and a few gems.
Thanks so much!