Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wandering Words Vintage Christmas Card

Wandering Words.. I'm loving this set! It's really fun to stamp with and has it's own unique look! It covers three seasons/holidays plus the stamp with the mailbox could really be used for many more occasions than Valentine's Day! We made this card last night at a workshop and the ladies really liked it. 

The card base is Kraft cardstock. On this I adhered a layer of Soft Suede cardstock which has been run through the Big Shot machine with the Flourish Texturz Plate. I like the textured swirls with this stamp! I made a shimmer spray with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and alcohol mixed into a small spray bottle. This was spritzed over the Soft Suede layer after the edges were distressed with the tool in the Cutter Kit. If you look at this first picture closely, you can see a little of the subtle shimmer; click on the picture to see a larger photo.

For the image layer, I inked the Santa and reindeer stamp with Real Red and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers and stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock. The cardstock edges were distressed then it was treated to the shimmer spray; this was then layered onto Real Red which has one edge scalloped with the Scallop Edge Punch. A circle of Soft Suede was placed on the end then a hole punch made a place to accomodate the ribbon tie. Appropriately enough, this ribbon is named Sleigh Bells and
is found in the Holiday Mini. It really complements the warm vintage feel of this card!

Some inspiration for this card is the sample in the Holiday Mini Catalog. That is such a wonderful thing about Stampin' Up!'s catalogs...they are filled with full-color fabulous ideas for using all the great products found in them! When looking for inspiration, be sure to check the catalogs first! Then use your own creativity to do your own thing! : )

Stamps: Wandering Words set (#116507, HM*)
Inks: Real Red and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (HM), Sleigh Bells Ribbon (HM)
Tools: Cutter Kit, Big Shot, SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate Set (#114512), Scallop Edge Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch (retired SU), non-Spray Bottle (an empty Stampin' Mist bottle is perfect!).
All products by Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise.
*Holiday Mini Catalog

If you are in my area and would like to book a workshop with me and make this card or others, please contact me at funstampin @ cox.net (remove spaces).

Happy Tuesday everyone! Have a creative day!


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