Posts Tagged ‘Christmas cards’

Texture Paste with a Twist

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Texture Paste with a Twist

Hey Guys! I am so excited to be back sharing my next card that features texture paste with a twist!

Our Design Team absolutely rocked the White Christmas them and I was so inspired by them that I had to create one more to share!

You got a sneak peek a few weeks ago during my Foil Quill video of the Carta Bella/Echo Park Snowflake Fun Stencil. I was so excited to be able to use it for this card as it was perfect to show off the detail that texture paste can give you on a project.

The Technique…

I only have one texture paste and wanted to jazz it up a bit so I decided to mix my own custom paste. To do this I grabbed my Tim Holtz craft mat, palette knife and Ranger opaque matte texture paste and mixed in the Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Crystals until I got the amount of sparkle I liked.

The great thing about this technique is if you are short on craft space like me, you can still get the look of all the colours without having to own ALL the colours. I encourage you to try mixing difference mediums to see what custom creations you can come up with! Remember to share your White Christmas theme cards over at the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page!

Spread the texture paste in thin even layers. This will help with speeding up the drying time and keeping your textured image looking even.

Once my piece was dry, I die cut it with the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies (one of my favourites). I then mounted that onto a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card panel made from silver mirror cardstock. (Here is a link to a similar cardstock) and adhered that panel to the A2 card base.

Make it Sparkle!

I wanted to up the sparkle factor just a bit and decided to add some Studio Katia sliver crystals.

So as not to detract from all that bling, I kept my sentiment very simple. So, I layered grey cardstock on top of a small piece of shimmer cardstock that I had laying on my desk from the blog hop card I created. I heat embossed the sentiment with some tinsel embossing powder. However, in hindsight I would use an embossing powder like Wow Metallic Embossing Powder Super Fine as the tinsel embossing powder was just a bit too chunky for that small and detailed of a sentiment.

I still liked how it turned out and will be making more of these to give out to friends and family.

The Video Tutorial

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you liked today’s card! You can check out the video here.


Giveaway Reminder!

Remember: if you have not participated in the hop, I encourage you to do so for your chance to win a $50 Scrap’N Stamp Gift Card! You also have until Saturday, December 14th, 2019 to comment, like and subscribe on my White Christmas Blog Hop video for your chance to win a set of Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes. I will announce the winner of that prize on Sunday, December 15th, 2019 on my personal blog and YouTube channel.

Here are some photos of the finished card. Thanks for stopping by!


Texture Paste with a Twist


~Chala

NEW VIDEO – SpellBinders Ornament Glimmer Foil Plate

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Hi Stamping friends and happy weekend. Brr it’s chilly out there so why not cuddle up to some hot foil?

Today I’m sharing this fun foil and die cut holiday card created with the Spellbinders Ornament Glimmer Foil Plate set. AND, I have a awesome Spellbinders SALE for you – check the bottom of this post.

This set is absolutely fabulous to create with as there is the ornament and two sets of sentiment plates to foil with and six dies to cut out the beautifully detailed poinsettia and greenery.

It’s fun and quick to create these pretty cards and everything you need is included in this one package. Check out the beautiful die cut detail on the flower and leaves in this set.

I started with a white A2 card base and used the Life Changing Brushes (On sale today for 50% off) to add my blended blue background with Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.

I heat set the ink to dry and then added a splattering of white paint to the background for some added interest.

I use the Gemini Foil Press Machine and my Gemini Jr Die Cutting machine to add the gold foil for my ornament and sentiment and I show you below in the video just how quick and easy that is to do.

My final embellishments, a sprinkle of gold sequins across the card and three gold pearls in the center of the poinsettia.

Ornament Glimmer Foil Plate

And here’s another card created with this set, but in different colors.

In my video I use the Gemini System from Crafter’s Companion, because I had the Gemini Jr. Die Cutting Machine. Spellbinders also has a great system that works with their die cutting machines. The plates and dies from both companies along with Picket Fence Studios and My Favorite Things work in both machines and the foils from both companies do as well, so feel free to mix and match away.

I’ve shared the links below to the products I have used in today’s card, I hope you will give Hot foil a try, it’s very addictive haha. and I’ll be back on the 15th with another Hot Foil Card to share with you.

WOO HOO – Raya has decided to throw an extra sale today, because it’s the 30th – 30% OFF ALL SPELLBINDER’S PRODUCTS – you can View them all HERE

AND, the BLACK FRI-HE Sale has been extended too – so check out these great deals: SHOP HERE

50% OFF – LIFE changing brushes

50% OFF – Alcohol Pearls

$150. OFF – Gemini Die Cutting machine

$100. OFF – Gemini Junior Die Cutting machine – I use this one in my video and I LOVE IT.

$100 OFF – Gemini Go Machine with go bundle

50% OFF – Foil Quill

50% OFF – Chameleon Color Tone Pencils with 3 sets of color cards

50% OFF – Dreamweaver Occasions Bundle

50% OFF – Dreamweaver Christmas Bundle

50% OFF – Embellishment Bundle

Until then, Happy Stamping and stay warm.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Playing with new products is always a great way to start the week! Hi there,it’s Deb here for your Monday! I am lucky enough to live in the same city (Vancouver, BC) as Scrap ‘N Stamp, so of course I went to the Pop Up Shop 2 weekends ago. That’s where I picked up this Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings stamp set! It may be from last year’s release, but it’s brand new to me. This set has 4 images with sentiments; each perfect for cards or gift tags. I love the ‘old world’ charm of the images and font used for the sentiments. Today I’m sharing 2 versions of the same image stamp.

GREETINGS WITH BELLS ON!

This image actually looks like it is a tag, which makes it so versatile! You can change up the size of the image panel, or just the placement for a card. Or make an actual gift tag with it!

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

These are the two versions I’ve made. The one in back I think is my favourite; it really evokes that old world charm I mentioned earlier. With the bright white panel on the front card, it looks more modern.

WHITE AND GOLD

For this card, start with a smooth white piece of cardstock. Set it and the stamp up in your stamping platform. This is necessary in order to add different colours to the stamp. Ink up the entire image in Nocturne ink, then remove the ink from just the bow area (I used a q-tip for this) and stamp. Next, add red to the bow with either a marker or mini ink cube, and stamp again.  To add more colour to the image after stamping, use a green marker for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow and bells. Lastly, add gold edging to the to the tag and the bells with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch gold.

Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut the panel, and layer it on top of a piece of Concord & 9th gold foil paper, with foam tape. Finish it off by attaching this to a bright red card base.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

It’s difficult to get a good picture with the gold foil; it seems to want to either reflect all of the lights (and me taking the photo) or it looks more like black!

OLD WORLD GREETINGS

For this card, I used an off-white (vanilla or cream) coloured base for the stamping. Again, set it up in your stamp platform. This time, ink the outline of the sentiment tag and the bells in Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, use the Gina K. Mini Ink Cube in Fresh Asparagus for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow. Stamp these colours, repeating as necessary. I did find it easier for me to go back with the marker and fill in any areas of the bow that needed it.  Use the red marker and the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add the red and gold to the bells.

Die cut the panel again using the Wonky Rectangle die. Now, with a blending tool, add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the piece. Doesn’t this give it that old photo, sepia look?

On a kraft coloured card base, add a bright red piece of cardstock. Next, add a strip of the gold foil paper, and then the image panel. Pop up the image piece with foam tape, for dimension.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

GET INSPIRED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

I  hope that these 2 cards have given you some inspiration for your holiday cards! I’m looking forward to sharing more cards made with the other 3 images in this set, as well. To see & order the supplies I used for these cards, I’ve included online shopping links below, for your convenience. Thanks for spending some time with me today! Be sure to check out the past posts (and upcoming ones) from the rest of the Design Team! Tomorrow it’s Tuesday with Tara, and she always has fabulous projects to share.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

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