Wednesday, September 1, 2010
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like....
CHRISTMAS! The new 2010 Holiday Mini is open for business now (insert me doing a happy dance!), and I positively adore the way the vintage Christmas stamp sets all coordinate with one another. The bells and sentiment on this card are from the Bells & Boughs set, and the Sahara Sand background image is Christmas Collage.
The bell image was stamped in Basic Black Classic ink on watercolor paper, and blender pens dipped in the lids of the classic ink pads were used to color it. Gold Lame Smooch Accent Ink was added to the bands around the bells and on the clapper. (You can click on the picture twice to really see the details.)
The holly berries were made shiny with Crystal Effects. After it was dry, I carefully cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals on a Pear Pizzazz circle (with the edges inked in Old Olive). That, in turn, was matted on a Brushed Gold circle, which was also popped up on Dimensionals.
The stamped background was colored using just a touch of ink with the blender pens (I wanted a faded look). That Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon is a breeze to fray!
Stamps: Bells & Boughs (W-120831, C-121142), Christmas Collage (121279)
Cardstock: Confetti White (102028), Watercolor Paper (105019), Brushed Gold (102935), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Old Olive (100702 - behind sentiment)
Inks: Classic Stampin Pads - Poppy Parade (119782), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Old Olive (102277), So Saffron (105213), Sahara Sand (105208 - background), Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052)
Accessories: Poppy Parade Poly-Stitched Ribbon (119263), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 2" circle punch (non-SU), Gold Lame Smooch Accent Ink (119968), Crystal Effects (101055), Metallic Brads (119741)