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Christmas Card Class

Hi all,

Today was class at CraftyAs, the theme was Christmas in July (you can never start your Christmas cards too early 🙂 ).  Here is the first card I taught.

Darkroom Door Christmas

Inks:  Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Barn Door Distress Inks, Distress Embossing Ink
Cardstock:  White, Green
Stamps: Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2, Dear Santa Vol 1 and Star
Other: White Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Chalks, Distress Markers, Blending Tool, Double sided tape, Foam tape.

Card1 2

I cut and scored a white A5 card base (10.5 cm X 15 cm).  I then cut two pieces of green cardstock, the first 10 cm X 14.5 cm, and the second 9.5 cm X 14 cm.  Using the Star background stamp, I stamped the smaller piece with Distress Embossing Ink, covered the stamped image with white embossing powder, and heat embossed.  Once the embossing had set, I layered it on the larger piece of green cardstock, and then layered both onto the cardbase, using double-sided tape.

Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2

I stamped the Santa image from Yuletide Vol 2 in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added a little colour with chalks, colouring Santa’s face with a light pink, and the holly leaves in a light green.  So that the berries would stand out, I coloured with Barn Door Distress Marker, using the pen tip.  Once finished, I layered the image onto green cardstock, which had been cut 0.5 cm bigger than the image.

Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 1

Using the sentiment from Dear Santa Vol 1, I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with Distress Embossing Ink, covered the stamped image with white embossing powder, and heat embossed.   Once the embossing had set, I blended Fired Brick and Barn Door Distress Inks over the embossing, using the blender tool (emboss resist).  Using paper towel, I rubbed over the embossed sentiment to wipe away any “stray” ink.  I adhered it onto the card using foam tape.

This card was cased from http://rachelgreig.typepad.com/darkroomdoor/2010/10/transparency-yuletide-card-set.html

I am entering this card in Christmas Stamping All Year Long Challenge #25 Techniques

Bye for now,

Penny

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