Sunday, December 5, 2010
Stampendous Winter Chapel Christmas card
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Carrying on the theme of "framed images" which I really love at the moment, here is another card which is essentially the same card as my other one (see this post for my Bunnies in the Snow) except with a different image. This one is by Stampendous and is called "Winter Chapel" - I bought mine from 1-2-3 Stamps here in the USA (you can also get wood-mounted instead of cling foam-mounted rubber), but if you checkout the Stampendous Website here, you can see the whole range of products including tutorials, projects, card samples with links to their Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. Can you tell I'm a big fan of their stamps?! I think they have some of the sweetest images and I especially love their Christmas range.
I stamped the image onto KW Doggett Knight white cardstock and coloured it with Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS). I added lots of Polar White FlowerSoft with Aleen's Tacky Glue to the image, then added soft white acrylic paint on top just for a slightly different effect. Because of the angle of the photo, it stands out quite a bit but looks more subtle IRL.
The snowflakes embossing is one of the embossing folders from the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set - it is larger than the regular size Cuttlebug folders so was perfect for making a square card for this image. Note that I did the embossing first, then diecut the circle with my Circle Nesties so the embossing doesn't get squashed. I popped this white embossed panel up on thick foam tape to add a little bit of dimension to the whole card. This was then layered onto red cardstock and then again onto white cardstock with just double-sided tape for both of these layers.
Lastly, I added a white organza bow which I made with my Bow Easy, then glued on a sparkly red star brad - I cut the prongs off then glued it with Super Glue - much easier than trying to wrap the prongs around the bow knot and fiddling to get it sit properly.
I am entering this card into the Splitcoaststampers FlowerSoft FSC14 Sprinkle Challenge of "Winter Wonderland", as well as the Splitcoaststampers Ways to use it Challenge WT294 of "Frames".
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Stamps: Stampendous 'Winter Chapel' CRQ042 cling-mounted rubber
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Snowflakes folder from Winter Wonderland set, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, Bow Easy, white organza ribbon, foam tape, star brad by Making Memories, Prismacolor pencils, Derwent Coloursoft pencils, OMS, paper stumps, Polar White FlowerSoft, Aleen's Tacky glue, Super Glue, Cardstock: KW Doggett "Knight" white (for the image), regular white (for the rest of the card), red