Happy Thanksgiving! Now it's time to get started on your Christmas cards, if you haven't already. Since my son loves penguins, I made him a shaker card featuring the Mister Penguin Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, from Red Rubber Designs!
I started my shaker by cutting the scallop frame with my Cricut Expression, and covered it with Snow-Tex. Once dry, I glued a piece of clear acetate behind it, and added a thin frame of double-sided adhesive foam tape to enclose the glitter. The background was stamped with the Mountain Scenery Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, and embossed with glitter. Then I colored the sky with some Distress Inks and water splats.
The adorable penguin was colored with markers and Distress Inks, with some shimmer from A Wink Of Stella on the cheeks, and black and white parts. Finally, I placed him over a couple of snowy hills covered with Stickles, added some Diamond Dust and metallic stars, and adhered it to the acetate frame.
I made the snowflake paper with a strip of white cardstock, colored with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Broken China), and my blending tool. Then I spritzed the back of my snowflake and circle stamps, from the Vintage Santa and Cheery Christmas Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sets, with some water and pressed them all over the background.
Once dry, I embossed the same stamps in white, and machine stitched the distressed edges. I used the Cheery Christmas stamp again to emboss the other snowflakes onto black cardstock, fussy-cut them, and added some sparkly brads to the centers.
The tree was embossed in two steps, using the Oh Christmas Tree Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set, and topped off with a metallic star.
The sentiment was embossed with the Vintage Santa Set, onto a banner of kraft board, covered with black gesso to look like chalkboard. I love the contrast against the sparkly red strip of velvet ribbon!
I can't wait to give this to my son, and see him shake it! Thanks for looking!
I stamped the holly image with water resistant ink then direct to paper stamped distress inks on the image and spritzed with water. Although it was fun to watch the ink spread, the color wasn't as vibrant as I wanted so I pulled out the Brushos powders. I sprinkled on the powders and once again spritzed with water then I added a little more pigment with a brush where I wanted a deeper tone.
Leave me a comment below and tell me what you have created so far for your holiday/winter stash, I would love to know!!!
Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us, but there's still time to show your thanks and love with a hand-made card! I made this one featuring the Arboretum Collage Cling Mounted Stamp, with some Sunflowers peeking out from Red Rubber Designs, along with a couple of other stamps.
I started by mixing some black and white gesso, and applied it to my stencil to create a "rocky" background onto cream cardstock. Once dry, I sprayed over it with some fall colors, which I also used to color all of my stamped images, giving them a metallic shimmer. The sentiment was stamped with the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, which includes just about every holiday or occasion you would ever need. If you're a card maker it's a must, and I highly recommend it!
Over the background I added a strip of burlap with some hand-stitching along the side. Then I scattered some fussy-cut and curled leaves stamped with the Nothing Is BetterUnmounted Rubber Stamp Set.