Saturday, April 25, 2020
Crafty Christmas Club: April
It is April 25th, so time for another Crafty Christmas Club Hop! Since we are all at home, flattening the curve, maybe there is more time to get ahead on our Christmas card creating 😁
My craft room is a great place to shop, and there is an abundance of Christmas themed stamps. Some haven't even seen ink! It's time to remedy that with some of my Christmas stamps sets. The My Favorite Things Ready, Set, Snow stamp set was waiting for me to be ready to use it. I purchased it this December and never got around to using it. I don't think it's available anymore, sadly. But since it's in my craft room, I can use it whenever I want to!
This background was an experiment I had made, trying to see if I could extend a 6 x 6 background stamp to stamp on a 5 x 7 panel. It worked out pretty well. I am really liking 5 x 7 cards lately, and this will make it easy to send photos with the card.
This is the Concord and 9th Pinstripe Background stamp, which I stamped in Cracked Pistachio distress ink. Then I ink blended with Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio, and Peacock Feathers. This panel was my inspiration for this card.
The tree layers are made using the Hero Arts Tri-fold Edge Winter Pine fancy dies. That's a mouthful!
I colored the little penguin with Copic markers and added some Sakura Gelly Roll pen details.
I added some Clear Wink of Stella details to the snow splash and over the penguin's body. It's tough to see here, but is really shimmery in real life. You will just have to trust me 😀
Since I don't have a slopes stencil, I used a cloud stencil to create puffy details under the sentiment on the inside of the card. Please ignore the slightly fuzzy sentiment, there was a little shifting of the paper in my MISTI that I didn't catch. Of course, this was the last thing I did on the card and I wasn't about to start over.
Don't miss any of the other fantastic projects from the rest of the Crafty Friends! We have a brand new friend joining us this time. Please give a warm welcome to Carrie Rhoades! Blog roll at the end of this post.
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Concord and 9th Pinstripe background http://shrsl.com/28vd4 [C9] http://shrsl.com/28vd8 [ScB]
My Favorite Things Ready, Set, Snow stamp set
My Favorite Things Ready, Set, Snow dies
Hero Arts Tri-fold Edge Winter Pine dies http://shrsl.com/28vch [ScB] http://shrsl.com/28vck [HA]
Distress Oxide ink pads and refills: http://shrsl.com/24gdb [ScB]
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad: http://shrsl.com/24gv2 [ScB]
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: http://shrsl.com/24gus [ScB]
Copic Markers: http://shrsl.com/24gts [DB]
Color coded Blender Brushes, set of 5: https://amzn.to/2WhcmIM [AMZ]
Katz Coaster Blanks: http://estore.katzamericas.com/category/Blank-Coasters