I’m so excited to share with you the details from the other two cards from last weekend’s blog hop with the Stampin’ Addicts. Both of these cards were created with real mailing in mind. Flat, duplicatable but still special.
This first one is so pretty in person and the camera just can’t really capture the subtle shimmer on it. First, the card is made using Shimmery White Card Stock. I just love the bit of sparkle in this paper!! I stamped in image with Encore Gold Ink and then embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I created a frame for the image using an Apothecary Accents Framelit. I stamped the sentiment in the gold and embossed it too. The frame layer is popped up on Dimensionals (make sure you use plenty around the frame to prevent bending or sagging). This is a super simple card but it has a certain wow factor that I love.
This second card was created with a watercolor wash. I inked only the stable and Holy Family with my Baked Brown Sugar marker and stamped on Watercolor Paper. The star is stamped the same way. Then I colored in the Holy Family using my Blender Pen and Pool Party (Mary), Baked Brown Sugar (Joseph, manger and stable) and So Saffron (inside stable and star). Then, using a paint brush dipped in water, I picked up Smoky Slate for the sky and Baked Brown Sugar for the earth to create the background. I allowed the watery brush to hit edges of stamped images to create the softer effect. The sentiment was stamped while the paper was still a bit damp to match. Finally, I added just a little shimmer with my clear Spica pen on the star. Gold Foil frames the stamped image layer. To create the background, I stamped my Hardwood stamp onto Soft Suede card stock with Soft Suede ink and cut apart on the lines. I sponged each layer and then put it back together on the base.
I hope you enjoy these cards and this stamp set. It has such potential for pretty coloring but it is equally elegant left plan and just embossed.
I’m so glad you stopped in today to see these. It has been a busy couple of weeks and I have to confess that I am a bit burned out. I plan to take the next few days to stamp just for me and finish some projects that are sitting around still in pieces on my desk. Please tell me that I’m not the only one who has those all around?! I have a busy week of posting next week for you though. Two cards for Hope You Can Cling To Challenges that I can hardly wait to share plus another super sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Until then, I hope you have some time to stamp! See you soon!
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Stamp: The Newborn King, Hardwood; Paper: Shimmery White, Watercolor, Gold Foil, Soft Suede; Ink: Gold Encore, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Pool Party; Accessories: Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Blender Pen, Paintbrush, Clear Spica Pen