Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas In July- One Layer Old-Fashioned Christmas

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!


kittykat3308 said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love your background


Diane Noble said...

Totally beautiful card, Julie. You've certainly perfected the masking technique. It's gorgeous!

Helen Gullett said...

One word: PERFECT!

cghundley said...

Very pretty,
love the back
ground colors.
Carla from Utah

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Ladies for all of your sweet comments- hugs and God Bless!