Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paperbag Studios Dec. Challenge

Just in the nick of time I'm entering a card in Paperbag Studio's December stamp challenge. Here is a link to the Paperbag Studios blog.

I haven't used any of my Paperbag Studio stamps in awhile and it was so much fun getting them out!!!!! I really do love the images!!!

I took a front pic and then also one at an angle so you could see the silver better (which looks grey in the front pic), and also a close-up of the hanging snowflake.

Supply list --
Paperbag Studio stamps - Peace flake; Joy block; Star scallop; Chere
Adirondack inks - Stream; Aqua
Ranger Paint Dabbers - Snow cap; Silver
Printed paper - Fancy Pants Designs, Silver Snow
Cardstock - white; Teal
Silver eyelet, jump rings, and Snowflake charm
Tim Holtz ruler and Awl
Inkssential white pen
Finished card size - 4 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Folded teal cardstock for base.

I cut a piece from a lighter area of the printed cardstock, stamped some star scallops (I thought they looked somewhat like snowflakes) randomly on the piece with aqua ink, dried it, "brushed" snow cap paint here and there using the dabber top, dried it and repeated with silver paint. Stamped star scallops along left edge with stream ink. Added stream ink to the edges with a sponge. Pierced holes around edges using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl. Adhered to folded card with double stick tape.

Stamped Peace flake on white cardstock with stream ink and tore out. Rubber edges with silver dabber.

On another piece of white cardstock I rubbed stream ink direct-to-paper, dried it, flicked water on it, blotted up the extra water with a paper towel, dried it, tore it out, stamped star scallop with stream ink, rubbed edges with silver dabber.

Stamped Chere on white cardstock with aqua ink, stamped Joy block over it with stream ink, dried it, flicked it with water, blotted up the extra water, dried it again, cut it out leaving a small white border around Joy block, added white dots with Inkssential pen.

Determined placement of pieces on card, punched hole for eyelet, set eyelet, hung charm with jump rings, layered up Peace flake and small background with foam mounting tape, and adhered Joy block with double stick tape.


Linda M. Cain said...

Love blue in winter...great job!

Princess of glitter said...

Love the colors and style --beautiful! Job well done!

Roben-Marie said...

Gorgeous and love the color!!! Flake charm is a nice touch!

Gillian McMurray said...

I LOVE this card. Thanks for the step by step. I'm going to give this one shot.

By the way, you have some great inspirational pictures here. So many great ideas.

Shirley said...

lWow! Wanda, your card is just beautiful and I love that charm too! Well, It's down right humid here at 16F. LOLOL and I'm not going to go out sunbathing.

Lori said...

Very vintage looking, I love blue themed Christmas cards. Great instructions, too!

trisha too said...

NICE--love the aqua!!


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