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12/01/2012

Christmas

Hi Folks, Welcome! We're off to a great weekend everywhere, I hope. Here's a card to share that is a blatant copy of one I saw here on a fabulous Youtube. This lady does some good videos, speaks clearly & keeps her hands & head out of the camera's way. If you like this card, I hope you'll check out the video. I happened upon it after taking one of the Ritz glitter classes, and said "I can DO that!". I visited the online store, had this stamp in a cart to order. The same day I was at Michael's, in the checkout lane, glanced at a Christmas stamp display...WHOA, there is the stamp. The one I bought was a woodblock, whereas Stacy is using cling. Also I did have to use a Bonnie's Best Stamp Press to get a good clear image - (it's still a bit faint, but I think that is the way it is designed to be...sort of 'vintage-y'). If you have stamps that just don't seem to give you a good image, I highly recommend this tool: and no, they don't pay me to say this! I will always tell you if something works for me, as well as if I don't have good luck with a product! Keep in mind it could always be Operator Error, when it's a bust. <g>. OK...on to the card specs: Stamp is by Stampendous, stamped with Versamark Sepia ink for 2 images. Handtrimmed the center portion of one image. Used a little dabber such as one used to be able to buy to apply your eye makeup (sort of like Q-tips), & applied Memento Sky Blue;  Pear Tart shaded with Bamboo Leaves in the appropriate places, plus a bit of Canteloupe for candlelight at the windows. Looked pretty good just like that. Next measured off some Sookwang tape (very sticky tape, has cover on both sides that you peel off as Stacy's video will show). *You want to keep your fingers off this as much as possible - once you remove the backing.*  Handtrimmed Sookwang, placed it over the oval image. Dusted it generously with Ritz White Highlight glitter. Brush excess, then burnish (in other words, rub, rub, rub with finger...but burnish sounds better!). This brings up the shine of the glitter, plus then it doesn't flake off. Previously I had  positioned the oval cutout over the postcard to see where some additional coloring would be needed once the oval was in place. Did the holly parts with copics, sponged & distressed with DI Antique Linen & Vintage Photo until I got the desired results. Adhered the glittered oval into proper position. Image was adhered to a Forest Green Bazzill mat, then added a sliver of gold mirror paper as another mat before adhering to the Forest Green cardbase. Used an Elizabeth Craft sticker for the sentiment, as I wanted the image to be what you see primarily. This was an easy card to do once I got working, although the explanation took longer than the card did to make!  As I said - this is a totally copied card, but I did give credit where due in the link above. I hope Stacy won't mind this share. I'm dashing over to Rudolph Day to add my last entry for the final Rudy challenge of 2012. Happy Day and Blessings to all who visit.

7 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is a GORGEOUS card, Mary! I enjoyed the step by step...It helps to have it explained like that!

I love the faded, vintage look of this card!

jimlynn said...

Mary, I know this shimmers and shines! So lovely! Really like the background too - makes the image stand out beautifully.
I e-mailed you but don't know if you got it or not......hope the surgery went ok and all is well.
Lynn

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Mary . . . super festive vintage-style card and thanks for the link and the explanation.

That wax seal is proving popular! Had quite a few multiple entries. Thank you for this third and final one. Good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Judy said...

This is beautiful, and I love the vintage feel to the card.

xo
Judy

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Mary! Love the background and the beautiful image! Lovely work! Hugs

Pumpy said...

Love the card going to go and have a look at the link Thanks. Nice to pop out and get what you want and usually find it. xx

Brenda said...

Oh Mary I love this card, I love this stamp! I saw it somewhere else too and love it then as well. lol I love the vintage feel it has. I love the green base/layers and I love the gold!