Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ave Maria Card

Today, I have a card to share created with stamps from Artistic Outpost's Ave Maria and Sleigh Ride.

I started by stamping the Ave Maria collage image using Ranger Denim ink on white cs.  I shaded the background with Distress Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass.  To accent the snowflakes, I traced over them with a Versamark marker and embossed them with Gold EP. Then I used a glue pen to trace areas and added Gold glitter.  I filled in more bits of gold sparkle with a Spica marker.
I cut the frame out of gold pearlescent paper with Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four #6 and LF-190 Grand Labels Four #2.  It was embossed over Fleur de Lis 12-1014 Impressabilities.  I inked the raised areas with StazOn Midnight ink.  I ran my Versamark marker along the inner edge and heat embossed it with Gold EP. The frame is raised with foam squares.
I created the paper on my card front with the star and snowflake stamps from Ave Maria.  The base is medium blue CS.  First, I stamped the star with Tumbled Glass.  Then I stamped the star again with Stormy Sky.  The snowflakes were stamped with Denim.   I rubbed Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans Distress inks around the edges.  It's matted on a navy CS with a very narrow edge showing.
Merry Christmas is from Sleigh Ride.  It was stamped and embossed with Gold EP on a scrap of med. blue CS. I cut the tag with Spellbinders Double Ended Tags.  I added color with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans. 
To color the seam binding, I dropped it in a pile on my craft mat.  I tapped the Denim ink pad on it, leaving random bits of ink.  Then I misted it with water and scrunched it around on my craft mat to evenly distribute the color. It didn't take much ink to get that much color!  I used my heat gun to dry patience to wait for it to air dry!  It's fastened to the tag with 2 brads and wrapped to the back of my DP.
My final touch was to add gold glitter to the card front.  I used a glue pen to make dots randomly over the DP.
I fastened it all to a 4.5" x 6.5" cream card.

Artistic Outpost Ave Maria
Artistic Outpost Sleigh Ride
Spellbinders Labels Four, Grand Labels Four
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Impressabilities
Ranger Denim ink
Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw,
     Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky
Gold EP
White, Blue, Cream CS
Glue Pen
Sparkle N Sprinkle Gold glitter


JeanFB said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I saw it over at AO and had to come take a look. Your background paper is amazing, and I love all the embossed details. Have a great weekend!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Judy!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow! Beautiful Judy.