Hello Sweet Friends! Julie here and I am still having fun with “Christmas in July” ! If you have not had a chance to join us yet, we are celebrating with our "Christmas in July" Creative Team blog hop- please see this post for more details.
Also, we are having a sale on all Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas stamps sets! Save 15% through Sunday July 23, 2016- please use code CMASJULY during checkout.
For the “Christmas in July” blog hop I featured a very vintage style card using Old-Fashioned Christmas along with three other stamp sets and for this card, I decided to use just the Old-Fashioned Christmas clear stamp set to create a one layer mixed media card.
I love the versatility of the wonderful image and sentiments in Old-Fashioned Christmas and by omitting the horse and carriage for this card, achieved a completely different look-don’t you agree?
To create this card, I scored and folded a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” white cardstock in half, created a mask for the snow bank and sponged distress inks (Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire) for the sky area.
I lifted the masks and re-positioned to sponge a bit of Chipped Sapphire to the snow banks.
I decided to just highlight the trees from the Old-Fashioned Christmas clear stamp set, so I inked the trees first with Peeled Paint distress ink, stamped onto the panel, then re-inked using Forest Moss distress ink and re-stamped over the first image.
I used a water brush to blend some of the ink, added shadows with Stormy Sky distress ink along with a black water-based marker.
A few snowflakes were first added with a white marker, then I used white acrylic paint with a small paint brush to add snow to the pine tree branches as well as a few more snowflakes.
I heat embossed the sentiment with pewter embossing powder to finish off the card (this made it a bit difficult to photograph).
I hope I have inspired you to start your Christmas cards and again, if you have not had a chance to join us yet, come check out our “Christmas In July” blog hop- wonderful inspiration from all of my Creative Team sisters :-)
Hugs and I hope you have a very blessed week!