Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July...

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Hi everyone! Today I'm going to share a card that I created using this weeks Skipping Stones Design sketch SSD 85. I loved this sketch! I stamped one of the images from Wise Men  on aqua cardstock. Next I colored it in with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Aquarelle pencils. The white clouds were created by adding a bit of white sharpie and then smudging it immediately. When I was happy with the scene, I cut it into 3 equal pieces. Each part was inked up and embossed multiple times with Stampendous Deep Impressions embossing powder. The last step was to add the silhouette image on the top. I lined up the embossed pieces, leaving a space between them and stamped the image in Versamark. Next I embossed it in gold embossing powder.  When you're embossing an image on top of embossing powder, yes the embossed image underneath will remelt and you will get some mixing. I was ok with that but its just something to keep in mind when you're planning your project. 

I added an embossed sentiment, Kreaxions punch # 303 and a sheer black bow. Its definitely not your traditional Christmas colors, but I'm liking them! 

Created for the following challenges:
Paper Pretties- embossing
Class Act- Christmas
Totally Gorjuss- punches or diecuts
Creative Inspirations: Christmas in July
the Rubber Cafe- Christmas in July


Wendy said...

Oh my.....fabulous Wendy!!!!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! That background is just amazing! Wow!

Kat said...

Love your Christmas card. Very unusual but very effective. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas in July. Hope you can join in on the fun for our next challenge as well.


Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing details on the image. beautiful card!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

this is very, very it!

~amy~ said...

you do such amazing work! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

Melinda Gleissner said...

This is stunning! I love the very regal colors.

Daisychain said...

A stunning Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x