I decided to play along with the CASE Study Challenge #111 this week. The muse for the month of October is Julie Stainton and you can see her card on the CASE Study Challenge blog here. I kept quite a few of the design elements of the card fairly similar but have still ended up with quite a different card.
My card for today uses some bits and pieces from the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage range. I love the decorative tape that comes as part of this collection – the music pattern, the green chevron and the dots! I always love things with dots. I can see myself using them not just on Christmas cards too. I made the flower using a strip of sticky back canvas. I tied a knot in one end and then rolled and twisted back onto itself so the flower would stick together. I haven’t made a flower out of sticky back canvas like this before and it was really quick and easy so I am sure I will be doing it again. The centre pearls are by Prima. The stamp was stamped onto the patterned paper using Fired Brick Distress Ink, but because the paper has a bit of texture I ended up stamping it twice in the same spot to make sure the the sentiment was even and clear (one of the benefits of clear stamps!). The patterned papers and decorative tape were layered and the card came together fairly quickly which is always nice!
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Supplies: Patterned Papers – Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Stamp – Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Decorative Tape – Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Twine, Sticky back Canvas by Ranger, Fabric Leaves, Pearls – Prima, Kasiercraft flourish, Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip, Kraft Cardstock
I know it is only September but I got the new Kaisercraft Christmas Collections so thought I would make a Christmas Card. This card features the collectables from the Turtle Dove Collection and some patterned papers from the paper pad. The card came together quite quickly as the papers are lovely and there are lots of different items in the collectables that can easily be clustered together to make cards. Since there was a Merry Christmas Sentiment I didn’t even need to break out my stamps. I coloured the pearls to match my card using my E79 copic marker.
I have been busy preparing projects for another In-store Weekend workshop with Stef in October. I am super excited about catching up with some of the same ladies hopefully, and also meeting some new faces. I will start to show some sneak peaks in the coming weeks. If you are interested in coming along, let Stef know as places will be limited.
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Supplies: Cream Cardstock, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection – Collectables and Patterned Paper pad, Red Gems, Pearls, E79 Copic Marker, Small Circle Punch, Foam Adhesive.
I know it is only August but I thought I would show a Christmas card in this little series of alcohol ink cards. Once I had made the background I then used the pocket watches embossing folder to give it texture. I added a little bit of distress inks to the edges but you could just ink all of the raised areas to give it a different look. I die cut the pine tree out of cardboard and then sprayed with Cut Grass Dylusions Spray Ink. When it had dried I rubbed a little bit of gold Perfect Pearls over the tree. The fence was die cut using the Memory Box Die – Estate Fence and the stickers are from one of last years Christmas collections by Kaisercraft. If you want to see more of my alcohol ink cards, just click on the category on the sidebar. There is another Christmas card here and a flower card that features alcohol ink on sticky back canvas here.
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Supplies: Bazzill – Java and Kraft, Kasisercraft Sticker Sheet – December 25th, Tim Holtz PineTree Die, Dylusions Spray Ink – Cut Grass, Kaisercraft pearl strip, Memory Box Die – Estate Fence, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades – Pocket Watches Embossing Folder, Foam Adhesive, Alcohol inks, Glossy Cardstock, Gold mixative, Blending solution, Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain.
I have been playing around with the techniques that I learnt when I went to Technique Overload in Melbourne with Tim Holtz (I said a while ago I would post some projects 🙂 and so I was making some tags and decided to add this sweet Winterland tree die from Memory Box. I made the background using 2 of the new seasonal distress inks (Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean) and press the ink pad onto the kraft sheet. I also used Dusty Concord. I then sprayed with water from my Mister so that the ink ‘beaded’ up and then swiped the tag through the inks. I covered the tag and then heated it to dry it a bit with the heat gun. One of the tips that Tim shared about creating backgrounds is that it is about getting layers of colour, so you need to dry it a bit in between. This helps prevent your background becoming all ‘muddy’ and the colours mixing into one colour. I then swiped again and dried it again and then just tapped it onto any leftover spots of ink and then dried it again. I then spritzed my fingers with water and flicked water spots over the background and because the distress ink interacts with water it kind of removes some of the colour/pushes the colour away. This technique is describes as Spritz and Flick and is a load of fun. I had a look on Tim’s blog and can’t see a video for it – but it is in his Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2 book. I knew how to do this technique before I went to the workshop but like I said it is always a fun one but make sure you don’t mind if you get inky fingers ! (by the way the craft scrub from Ranger is excellent for removing ink off fingers and is actually not hard on your hands either). Jill Foster also often uses this technique and I think she makes beautiful cards.
So once I was happy with the background I did some stamping with the same 2 new distress inks. I made the pink section of the tag by using Picked Raspberry distress ink directly to the tag and then laid the Studio Calico Huey’s masks- chevron mask over the top and misted with water and then dabbed the water off and heated with the heat gun.
I die cut the star and the tree and assembled the tag as shown.
I put some distress stickles on the star and also used my finger to add some to the edges of the tag). Some gems just finished it off.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a try of the Spritz and Flick Distress technique.
Supplies: Hot off the Press – Christmas Silhouettes and Shadows, Distress inks – Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean,Dusty Concord, Distress Stickles – Starburst, Memory Box Die – Winterland tree, Gems, Lace, Tiny Attacher, Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Mask – Chevron, Sizzix – Primitive stars, Silver paper, White paper, tags.
Here is a Christmas Card made using alcohol ink. This one uses the stamp ‘Christmas Tree Blueprint’ by Stamp It. I like this image because it is a little different to the normal kind of Christmas images. I can imagine it working really well with the emboss resist technique and different distress inks. If you want to find out more about Adirondack Alcohol Inks, check out the Ranger websitehere or a video showing Tim Holtz demonstrating how to use alcohol inks here.
Supplies: Glossy Cardstock, Paper trimmer, scissors, Black Stazon ink, Stamp – Christmas Tree Blue Print by Stamp It, Ribbon, Black cardstock, White cardstock, Silver Paper, Gems, Alcohol Inks by Ranger – Cranberry, Red Pepper, Pearl mixative, blending solution, alcohol blending tool and felt pads, foam adhesive, double sided tape, Sizzix Big Shot and Stars and swirls embossing folder.
Method: I put drops of alcohol ink randomly on the felt pad, then a few drops of mixative and then some blending solution over the top and then randomly dabbed the paper til I got the coverage I wanted. Then I stamped the image with stazon ink twice. I trimmed the silver and black papers to size and adhered together. I cut the Christmas tree and the circle out and mounted onto the main image with foam adhesive. I cut the white cardstock to size and put it through the Big shot with the stars and swirls embossing folder. I finished assembling the card as shown in the photograph and tied some black dotted ribbon in a bow.
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Here is a pic of a Christmas card I made out of Kaisercrafts Silly Season Collection. I used my postage edge punch from Fiskars and dashed lines punch from Fiskars, which I think is called In Stitches. It gives a great effect and framed the card really nicely. I quite like using it on my scrapbook pages also.
Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Foam Adhesive, Double sided tape, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, X-press It blending card, Distress Ink – , Distressing Tool, Stamps – Merry Christmas by Stamp It , Paper – Kaisercraft Silly Season collection, silver paper, white cardstock, Fiskars Border Punches – Postage edge and In Stitches (will have to double check on the name of this punch)
I first cut out the christmas trees from the patterned paper. I layered the larger tree onto silver paper and then trimmed this also. The silver border just helps the tree stand out from the background. I cut the light green patterned paper to size and punched with the Fiskars dashed line border punch. I trimmed the silver strip and the pink strips of paper and then used the postage edge punch on the pink patterned paper. I stamped Merry Christmas using tuxedo black ink and then distressed along the top edge. I also distressed along the edge of the silver paper and then adhered the papers to the card front as shown in the photo. Foam adhesive was used to adhere the christmas trees to finish the card.
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