Thursday, November 6, 2014

Inspiration Journal Challenge - Happy Holidays!


Hi all! I have a cozy winter card to share with you today. It's one of the cards I created for Tim Holtz's latest Stampers Anonymous release using a few different stamp sets. Here's a quick description of how I made it:

To created the background, I started by coloring Ranger's Watercolor paper with a variation of the wrinkle free distress technique. Instead of spritzing the inks with water, I used gold Perfect Pearls mist. I love the antique effect (the original idea is from the Dec/Jan '09 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter). For this layer I used Frayed Burlap, Broken China, and Gathered Twigs ink. After the paper dried, I stamped one of the Holiday Knits using Potting Soil Archival ink.

For the central image, I used Broken China with a bit of Frayed Burlap. After I stamped the snowshoes, I colored them in with a water pen and Frayed Burlap ink. The edges were inked with Gather Twigs Distress ink and frayed using a Paper Distresser.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap and layered it with a pine cone cut using Tim's Festive Greenery die and an evergreen sprig cut with the Tattered Pinecone die. It's all tied together with a length of Jute String and adhered to a brown Core'dinations card.

All of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!



Have you had a chance to check out Inspiration Emporium's November challenge? This month's theme is Happy Holidays. Now is the perfect time to start your Christmas and other winter holiday projects. If you share yours with us, you could win a $50 IE shopping spree!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I have been making these lately too and they are so rustic.

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  2. Love these old fashioned snow shoes!

    Sally

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  3. As soon as I saw your FB post, I went to TJ to remind myself of the technique. Then I had to try it. My results are too dark for me, but I'll be doing it again with some different colors. Love your card, Shelly!

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  4. Just beautiful as always Shelly. Not the traditional colors yet so lovely.

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  5. Love your festive Christmas card, Shelly!! LOVE the brown and blue colors you've used--nice and different from the reds, whites & greens that are the usual Christmas holiday color scheme :) You've got me (almost) motivated to start making Christmas cards...almost ;) LOL!! Fabulous card to share with us!! Happy Friday!! XOXO-Shari

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  6. So beautiful, i love the colours!

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  7. Beautiful colours Shelly on your truly beautiful card! Anne x

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  8. I love how you made this card from rustic elements and it looks like it smells musty, like it came from an attic somewhere. Love the coloring, too.

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  9. Love your card Shelly. Especially love your double layered pine cone and the shading on the sentiment. :)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!