30 October 2011

Joyeux Noel

Today I'm sharing another card holiday card - it's chilly this weekend, so I'm totally getting in the holiday mood!  Isn't this Eiffel Noel stamp gorgeous?!  I am so in love with it, and love using it.  On this card, I went with a cracked glass technique for the main image.  I'll share a quick overview of how I made the whole thing:
  1. Cut card base to 6”x6” and the patterned paper panel 1/8” smaller. The image panel is 3”x4 1/8”, the first background panel is 2 ½” x 3 ¾” and the second, larger background panel is 4 ½” x 4 ½”. Sponge edges of card base; set aside. 
  2.  Sponge edges of patterned paper piece, wrinkle (ball the paper up in your hand and smooth it back out), then add ink directly to the paper from the ink pad. 
  3. Spritz larger background panel with coffee water; sprinkle some grounds on while wet. Allow the panel to dry and brush off any undissolved grounds. Sponge edges; tear into desired shape for panel. Distress edges. Sprinkle gold embossing enamel onto panel, heat from underneath to melt. Repeat with Copper Enamel. 
  4. Stamp music score on smaller panel with dark brown ink. Sponge the edges with ink as desired. Sprinkle gold embossing enamel onto panel, heat from underneath to melt. Repeat with Copper Enamel. 
  5. Stamp main image on smallest panel, color with Copics as desired. Cover entire panel with Versamark ink, pour Clear EP on top, and heat. Repeat process until desired thickness is achieved. Put the panel in the freezer for a few seconds, remove, and “crack” it – this will produce the cracked glass effect. Sponge ink into cracks to darken them. 
  6. Adhere patterned paper and two background panels to card base. Tie ribbon (after dragging ribbon over brown ink pad to darken it up) in a knot; add safety pin and button. Adhere main image panel on top.

Stamps: Eiffel Noel, Music Score (Stampendous)
Card Stock: Baby Blue (Bazzill); Cream (unknown)
Patterned Paper: Baby Blue Scroll (Paper Adventures)
Ink: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger); Aegean Blue (VersaMagic); Versamark
Accessories: Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, Aged Copper Embossing Enamel, Clear Embossing Powder, Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon (May Arts); Vintage Button/Safety Pin
Tools: heat gun, spray bottle filled with coffee grounds and water


Pam Hornschu said...

You are such an over-achiever! I can't believe that you posted pics of the products! Gorgeous card! Perfect for the cracked glass technique!

Indy said...

I just love your work! This is just amazing!