Friday, October 28, 2011
Joan's Gardens now has a new supply of this pretty LaBlanche "Santa with Fur Hat" (LB1087) stamp so I wanted to create a card with it today. I did add some color to Santa but it does not show up in this photo. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks and "nibs" to color. After completing the Santa, I used the Blending Tool and added "Tea Dye" Distress Ink around the image then used "Vintage Photo" to go around the edges. I was trying to create a vintage looking card. For the background I embossed a 5.5" square with the Sizzix "Holly Swirls" (657139) embossing folder and used the "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink over the entire embossed area. This was attached to the card. A Cheery Lynn "Lace Light Deco Border" (B133) was die cut and also sponged with the same Distress Ink . The stamped image was attached over the embossed background then the border added along the edge. For the embellishment on the top I die cut two Marianne Design flowers (LR0128) out of dark wine card stock and sponged over them with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the JustRite "Whimsical Christmas" stamp set. It was cut out with a Spellbinders circle die and sponged with both the "Tea Dye" and "Vintage Photo" Distress Inks prior to taking them out of the die. The flower was layered and glued to the card then the sentiment was attached with foam pop dots. I didn't think this card needed any other embellishing.
As you know you can purchase all the products I use from Joan's Gardens. If you have been waiting for the new LaBlanche Christmas stamps, be sure to contact Joan so you can get started on your Christmas cards.