Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SSINKspiration Christmas in July: Lovely as a Tree

Happy Wednesday!  I know it's only July, but I read last week that there are only 20 Friday's until Christmas, eek!  And the way time has been flying by Christmas and the holiday season will be here before we know it so why not get a head start.  Today over on the SSINKspiration blog it's Christmas in July and the design team is sharing some great ideas to help you get a head start on holiday projects.

Today's card I'm sharing was the Christmas Option project at this month's Just Cards class (I offer a Christmas option each month in class so the ladies can work on Christmas cards all year long so they already have a stash of cards ready to go) and we learned a "new to us" technique, reflection stamping which was a lot of fun.

We started with Soft Sky cardstock for the cardbase and used a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the cardfront.  To start on the cardfront we started by stamping the trees from Lovely as a Tree using Night of Navy ink.  Next we stamped the same image again on a piece of Window Sheet using the same ink and then while the ink was still wet flipping it over and rubbing it on the cardstock (this created the reflection, pretty cool).  Next we took sponge daubers and started gradually adding ink, Old Olive for the grass, Soft Sky and Marina Mist for the sky that was different layers of depth.  After I was done I wrapped a piece of Old Olive Baker's Twine around the cardfront and tied a bow.

The greeting is from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and was stamped in Marina Mist ink on Whisper White cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Layered Ovals Framelits and attached it with dimensionals.

This is a really great technique and not terribly difficult and is sure to impress!  Can't believe this was the first time trying it but it won't be my last.

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1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful card, Diana!! Thanks for sharing your directions!


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