Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Yesterday my Internet was down all day so I didn't get a card posted. This morning I "whacked" the top of my index finger really hard on a decorative post in my house and it is painful to try and move that finger or even use my hand. I have been really busy so maybe this is a sign to slow down.
My card today is made with some new products from Joan's Gardens. I think the style is vintage which is much different from my normal style, but I am having fun learning this technique. The stamp is "'Tis the Season" by Kaiser Craft. The two background papers are also from Kaiser Craft from the "Be Merry Collection" 6" paper pad. The santa image was stamped using black Memento ink on ivory card stock. To antique the design, I rubbed "Scatttered Straw" Tim Holtz Distress Ink over the top. The design was cut out with a Nestability and the edges embossed. A sponge dauber was used to sponge dark brown ink around the edges. A paper piercer was used to poke three holes around the curved corners. This was mounted to a piece of ruby red card stock that was distressed.
A piece of ruby red card stock was layered onto the ivory card. Two different pieces of the design paper were added on top, and a border created with a Martha Stewart punch, placed across the steam. A piece of antique trim was added at the bottom. The stamped design was added at an angle on dimensionals. A button from the Webster's Pages "Sparklers" was added on the design. Three Martha Stewart snowflakes were punch out and antiqued with the same ink as used on the design. Since the brown button had a big rhinestone in it, I added one to the middle of each snowflake.
What do you think? Did I create a vintage Christmas card?
Joan has lots of fun new products in her store now. Hope you go over and check them out.