Monday, September 12, 2011
Have you seen all the beautiful LaBlanche Christmas stamps now in stock at Joan's Gardens? I really love how easy they are to color with Distress Inks and Nibs. For my background I used a piece of design paper paper from the Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium" paper pad. When I was going through looking for the right background, this paper really jumped out at me and I love it behind this scene. Along the bottom I created a border using another piece of design paper from this same paper pad and die cut the new Spellbinders "Classic Triple Scallop" border. There are 3 dies in this set but I only used two. A strip of gold card stock was placed across the top of this border. The LaBlanche Santa was stamped on the LaBlanche Specialty Paper then colored. The edges were torn around the design, then using the Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Tea Dye Distress Ink was blended over the whole design except Santa's hair. It was placed at an angle on the front of the card. Gold cording was wrapped around the top and a bow made with the cord and attached with a glue dot. I had some Flower Vintage Trinkets, I had gotten from Joan's Gardens, that were placed on the front of the card. I keep saying I can't do "Vintage" but I sure have fun trying.
I have been very busy designing a lot of new cards for the upcoming Heartfelt Creations Christmas release, which comes out Wednesday. There are 14 new stamps sets that Joan will add to her blog and I have tried to create a variety of cards to give you lots of inspiration. Also this week the new Paper and Pixels magazine comes out and it will have two new tutorials I created - one for a Fall card, and one featuring the new Heartfelt Creations Christmas stamps.