Thursday, November 11, 2010
Noel is another new stamp from Quietfire Design. The letters are open allowing you to add color. For this card I've stamped with black and then used a gold gel pen to color in the letters. I think next I'll try doing some variegated coloring... that would be very pretty. The edges of the noel panel are colored with Distress Inks aged mahogany and tea dye. The black line was done with a fine point pen. The background and the rosette are both cut from Tim Holtz's seasonal pack. The blue is the flip side of a printed area. The little snowflake (also a new QF image), was stamped over the background with Versamark ink and embossed with gold powder. One more snowflake was done a scrap left after cutting the background piece. After the rosette was made I added Distress Stickles rock candy in the valleys and glass glitter around the edges, Glossy Accents to attach it. The edges of the background and the noel panel are both embossed with gold powder... press the edge straight down on the versamark pad (the paper would be at a 90 degree angle from the pad), dip in powder, heat. Some scraps of old music paper along the top and bottom of the noel panel slightly colored along the torn edge with DI brushed corduroy. This charm and the star from Tim Holtz's Adornment pack were used for the embellishment piece. Cut one hole off the disk (use a file to sand smooth if needed), punch extra snowflake from paper using a 1/2" paper punch, glue into disk with Glossy Accents (or other clear glue) and top with a thick coat of clear glue... it will be cloudy at first but will dry completely clear. I added gold embossing powder to the silver star... heat the star, dip in embossing powder, heat powder until melted (you can add another coat if one isn't enough - I did). A jump ring was used to attach the star to the disk.. foam tape behind the disk to attach to rosette.
Posted by Wanda Hentges at 3:42 PM