Hello there friends! I hope you are all well. Today I am back with a Christmas card for you featuring some gorgeous Picket Fence Studios products. It’s no secret that I love their images and I couldn’t wait to create a card with some new products that I had picked out.
They have this wonderful background stamp called On An Autumn Countyside but I thought it would work just as well on a Christmas card. Especially heat embossed in gold.
So I started by creating the background panel. I inked up the stamp with Versamark Ink and stamped it onto some Neenah 80lb cardstock. I didn’t ink the “ground” section of the stamp as I wanted to leave my ground white so it looked like white snow. Out came the Pearl Gold Sparkle powder from WOW that I have just been dying to use since I made this card recently. I heat set it and then picked out a set of three inks to blend over the top. I chose Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Festive Berries Distress Oxide and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide. I think Aged Mahogany is one of the most beautiful inks – it rarely gets talked about but I love how it adds depth to red. It really is such a gorgeous rich deep colour. And don’t forget you can mix Oxides and Inks with no problems at all.
I blended Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral first, from top to bottom. And then I went in with Aged Mahogany and deepened the colour at the top and down towards the centre. I then went back in with Festive Berries and a little more Abandoned Coral until I was happy with the blend.
I set the panel to one side and then stamped the snowman from On A Christmas Walk, coloured him with Copics and die cut him with the coordinating dies. And then I had my usual dilemma with the sentiment. I didn’t want to detract from all the gold and red gorgeousness, so in the end I decided to stamp it under the snowman. When I am unsure of where to place a sentiment, I stamp it onto some acetate first and test it over different parts of the card before I go ahead and make my final decision. The sentiment is from another lovely Christmas set called The Season Of Giving.
The snowman was just adhered flat with wet adhesive and the whole panel was then adhered with DST onto a top folding base card. And that finished the card. I really didn’t think it needed anything else, no shimmer or sequins, so called it done. There are so many lovely images in this stamp set that I know it’s not going to be long before it’s out again! Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit. Have a fabulous day!
Copics used: Snowman (C3, C1, C0), Snowman Nose (YR16, YR15), Snowman Hat (C4, C3, C1, C0), Snowman Feet (C6, C4, C3), Scarf (RV17)
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