Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stampin' Up Vintage Peaceful Wishes - Card #2

Hi and thanks for stopping by :-)

I thought I would CASE one of my own Christmas cards "Vintage Peaceful Wishes" (well, more like variations on a theme!) which I shared here about a week ago - but I changed things around quite a bit so it does look substantially different to my first one - and I like this one better.  It is such a quick and easy card to do that I am doing a bunch the same.

I stamped the foliage with Peeled Paint (green) Distress ink - sometimes I stamped without re-inking so that you have the foliage fading into the background - and did the same with the berries using Aged Mahogany Distress ink.  

Then I set to work with the sponging.  I always use a seasponge for sponging as I find I don't get "hard" edges.  I tear my seasponge into little pieces - don't cut them or you are more likely to get lines of sponging which doesn't look as nice.  Here in Australia, you can find seasponges at Chemists.  They are quite dear, but last for ages.

I sponged the same green and red as the image, and added Antique Linen Distress ink plus some Versacolor Gold pigment, then heat-set it with a heat-gun ready for the next step.  Using my gold pigment ink, I roughly went around all the edges of the cardstock, then dumped on some gold embossing powder and heat-set it.  If you don't heat-set the sponging before you run the gold ink around the edges, some of the gold embossing powder will catch on the rest of the card where you have sponged - which is OK if that's what you want - but I didn't - I only wanted the gold embossing around the edges.

Once I had done all that, then I added the sentiment (if you add the sentiment before the sponging, it doesn't stand out as well as it gets covered by all the sponging).

I added red Kindyglitz to all the berries and added the sparkly star brads either side of the sentiment.  Lastly, I added the burgundy bow. 


I am popping this card into the current Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple CAS96 Challenge of "bows". 

And into the Saturday Challenge Blog - Challenge #112 of Christmas - nice and easy.

And, lastly into the A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #133 of a Christmas card.

Thanks again for stopping by!  I'll be back soon with another Christmas card to share.


P.S.  If you don't know:  CASE means "copy and share with everyone" or "copy and selectively edit"- and there are some variations on that.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Peaceful Wishes (retired)

Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Versacolor gold pigment

Accessories:  Gold-dotted Burgundy ribbon, Bow Easy, red Kindyglitz, seasponge, gold embossing powder, Sparkly star brads by Making Memories, heat-gun, Cardstock: cream, dark olive, burgundy


Anna K said...

Very pretty card! I have this stamp set too and just love it.

downrightcrafty said...

What a stunning Christmas creation thank you for sharing with us this week at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous colors, ribbon, and stamping...Love Love LOVE the richness of this card!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is stunning...I luv the rustic feel...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Debbie M said...

WOW this card is beautiful!!! Love your sponging.

Debbie M

Christine Henderson said...

Hi Jocelyn...it's been too long since I visited! Your card is stunning...just love the effect you have achieved with the gold around the edge. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. xo

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