Hello, Lynne here today sharing a new Christmas project with you.
Although I used two different Christmas stamp sets, it was a Texture Stamp which I reached for to create my background, in particular the wonderful Flourish Texture Stamp which I stamped with paint to bring pattern to my background.
Tear watercolour paper to required size (my card is approx 6"x4").
Adhere torn strips of muslin and floral fabrics to panel with Gel Medium, leave to dry a few moments.
In random fashion swipe paint onto panel. Mist with water, allowing paint to drip. Heat set. Swipe Gesso onto panel. Play around until you are happy. Add a touch of Twinkling H20s, focusing on fabric areas. Heat set.
Apply Black Soot Distress Paint to Flourish Texture Stamp, randomly stamping onto panel. Repeat this step until panel is covered – although I like to leave some areas free from stamping.
Adhere panel to cardbase. Apply Glamour Dust to edges. Lay aside for the moment.
Santa & Sentiment:-
Apply Distress Paint Tattered Rose to watercolour paper. Heat set.
Stamp Santa and sentiment. Distress Santa image, fussy cut sentiment. Sponge Victorian Velvet Distress Ink onto edges. Generously apply Glamour Dust to Santa.
Adhere Santa to cardbase. Cut four lengths of velvet ribbon. Layer two pieces with lace rose and adhere to top corner of cardbase. Layer the other two pieces with sentiment just below Santa.
Finally, add more touches of Glamour Dust if required.
* Ensure paints and fabrics are completely dry before stamping Flourish Texture.
* Lightly mist the Distress Paint on the Flourish stamp prior to stamping if required.
* Clean stamp immediately after working with the Distress Paint.
* While you have your supplies out, create a batch of backgrounds and stamp up several Santas and sentiments. This is what I did, sometimes selecting a different background stamp or a different Santa or sentiment. I was able to create 6 cards, assembling them over a few evenings, all as a result of making batches while I had my supplies out.
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 2 Rubber Stamps Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Rubber Stamps Set
Distress Paint: Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose
Distress Ink: Victorian Velvet
Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Paints
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Staz-on Jet Black
Extras: DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal, old credit card/artist palette knife, raspberry velvet ribbon, muslin, floral fabric, lace rose
It feels so good to have my Christmas preparations underway! I am sure I will return with more Christmas projects in the near future.