Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Christmas Stamps from Quietfire Design

These are the first cards I've done with the newest stamps from Quietfire Design. All four cards are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

This first card uses the Merry Christmas Snowflake stamps, both sizes. I stamped them on cardstock with Versamark ink, embossed them in white, cut them out in a flower shape and put them together with a red brad. This is layered onto white cardstock that is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, then onto green cardstock and then red cardstock. Holes were made in the red cardstock around the green layer using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl. Gold border stickers added as shown. The large Merry Christmas snowflake was stamped again on white cardstock with green ink, one "Merry Christmas" was cut out, edged with green ink and added as shown. Whole piece is attached to a folded white card.

The background on this next card started with white cardstock. The border image is stenciled on using Golden light molding paste and allowed to dry. Next the piece was sprayed with Glimmer Mists candy apple red and forest green. I then rubbed some Brilliance gold ink dtp over the embossing and around the edged and finally edged the piece with gold Krylon. The tree is stamped on white cardstock with green ink, gold glitter gel pen used to color in the star, edged with gold Krylon, layered to red cardstock edged with gold Krylon, then to green cardstock edged with gold Krylon and a row of holes made along the bottom of the green cardstock using a Tim Holtz ruler and awl. "Merry Christmas" is stamped on sanded white shrink plastic, rubbed on light green chalks, cut it out, punched a hole (1/8") in the top, shrank it, rubbed a darker green chalk around the edged and added a gold jump ring. I tied a piece of white silk ribbon around the background and hung the "charm" from it. Added whole piece to folded red card.

Next card... I embossed white carstock with the Cuttlebug dot folder, layered on a piece of printed paper, stamped the words on cream cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed in gold, tore paper to size and rubbed the edges with Distress Ink fired brick, added gold brads to corners and layered over printed paper, added Golded light molding paste to bottom of piece to look like snow and cover it with white glitter, let it dry and added whole piece to folded red card.

The background of this final card started with white cardstock. I stamped the holly image several times with Versamark ink. Color was added to the images and paper using chalks. Calligraphy image was stamped on white cardstock with Versafine red ink, tore it out and rubbed the edges with green chalk. Layered a piece of Ogura lace to background and then the word piece. Took a piece of white silk ribbon, sprayed it with Glimmer Mist candy apple red, let it dry, tied it around the background. Added holes in the corners of the background using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl. Added entire piece to a folded green card.


Robin said...

You did such amazing things with these beautiful stamps!! I love every card you made!! Gorgeous work as always!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Wanda, these are beautiful!!! Fabulous work , as always!!
chris p

Ape Maya said...

Wanda - each and every card is an outstanding piece of artwork! The one with the modelling paste is superb!

Shirley said...

What a beutiful technique and card! Love the colors and I really like the words and the way you framed them too!

Shirley said...

How funny. I am working my way up the page, not down and I almost missed your 3 other cards. The first one is just spectacular with the punched image and the trim. The second lovely with that embossed edge and the third one is so pretty with the different mattes under the words!

Sue said...

I love all of your Christmas cards!