Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Card 10

Let us go back in time - to last year and pull out the retired stamp - Season of Joy, scrap ribbon and the love of chalks/pastels.  These are cards are from my card box, and now that they are photographed and posted, I guess they will go in the post. Chalking is one of my favourite techniques however SU no longer sell chalks/pastels, ink on a sponge does work very well. 

To achieve these baubles simply punch out a circle in the middle of scrap card and lay it over your project.  Stamp your image over this template, allow to dry (with out moving the template) and using either chalks or ink sponge over the circle adding layers of colour and highlights by inking more heavily over one side to the other, and lightest in the middle - where the light would reflect off.  Hopefully you will get something like this...

A Crafty Cat; Stampin' Up! Real Red and Whisper White card stock, with bows of red edged gold (non SU).
Don't forget you can use the circle you punched/cut out and pop it with Dimensionals to make a card.  Cannot be wasting such a perfect circle! 

A Crafty Cat; Stampin' Up! Lucky Limade base with Real Red matting, DSP and Whisper White card stock.

Chunky glitter and pink passion, what a great combination.  On this card the ink tones are much more clear.  One of the stamps in Season of Joy is this gorgeous flourish, and how it sets the bauble off.  The greeting is from Many Merry Messages, also in last year's Stampin' Up! catalogue...

A Crafty Cat; Stampin' Up! Pink Passion and Whisper White cardstock
A close up so you can see the texture of the sponge in the chalking and our wonderful but retired chunky glitter - I had a lot of fun with it!
A Crafty Cat; Stampin' Up! chunky glitter up close
I hope you enjoyed the something old, and although both stamps are retired there are many stamps you can achieve the same look with, after all it is just a bauble and how you decorate it is up to you.

For those that scrapbook, this looks great as an embellishment or background feature - no expensive paper needed here.

Happy Christmas card making and when it is time, Christmas memory scrapbooking.
Thanks for stopping by, and see you at the next Christmas Card idea

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