Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Christmas Card

Good Morning all!

Today I have a monochromatic Christmas card to share!

All images on this card are from Artistic Outpost's Snowy Woods.  I love all the vintage images in this collection!
Here, I've stamped all my images with Ranger Adirondack Raisin ink.  To the larger St Nick, I've added a touch of color to his face with Copic markers and completely colored his coat.   He is cut out and mounted over the smaller background St. Nick  with toys.  I originally tried a collage with these two images.  It seemed too flat so I cut it apart and made it work this way! 
I added the greeting on one of the tags from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three.  I stamped and embossed the verse first, then cut it out.  That way I could get the verse centered perfectly by aligning it in the opening on the die template. A little tape to hold it place for cutting and perfect alignment!  I trimmed off the top decorative element because it seemed to distract from my St Nick.  I added Distress inks, of course!  Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and a touch of the Raisin ink. 
The twigs were cut with a die template from Spellbinders Foliage.  I added Distress ink and Distress Antique Linen Stickles.  Distress Stickles isn't as shiny as regular Stickles and works well with my vintage images.  Little dots of dimensional cream paint are on each branch tip, Viva Paper Pen. 
The dark red mat is stamped with the fern branch from Snowy Woods, again with Raisin ink.  It adds some texture interest. 
Both St Nick and the greeting are popped up with foam tape.

Have a creative weekend!

Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three
Spellbinders Foliage
Ranger Adirondack Raisin ink
Distress Antique Linen, Vintage Photo inks
Distress Antique Linen Stickles
Copic markers: E00, C1, R59
Viva Cream Paper Pen
Cream, white, dark red cardstock
Foam tape


Margie H said...

What a great card today, Judy :) I need to brush up on my Copic-abilities! LOL!! Have a great weekend! xo

Sylvia said...


Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

beautiful...beautiful card, Judy! I simply love it!

Christine said...

This is lovely - so vintage and festive! x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love that Raisin ink color Judy.... as always your designs are beautiful and inspiring!

Rhea Weigand said...

Oh, this is just beautiful


dibsndabs said...

Thanks for the wonderful card and explaining all the details. Happy Holidays!

Bridget Larsen said...

Love this card and Congratulations on making it through round 1 of Spellbinders Design Team 2012

Bridget Larsen said...

Gorgeous and Congratulations on making it through round 1 of Spellbinders Design Team 2012