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Vintage Santa – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Today’s sketch for the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge had me in a bit of a quandary. I wasn’t quite sure what 3 elements I was going to use for the entire design to be cohesive. In keeping with using retired sets for Nostalgic November I chose the Signs of Santa stamp set.

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The Santa was coloured in Bubble Bath to create the vintage look I wanted on this card. You could use our St. Nicholas bundle #163859 to create a similar vintage Santa.

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I added layers of stamping to create a collage style background. Our retired Layering Circles dies were used for the centre. These can be substituted with the Deckled Circle dies #162286.

I ran the Nested Essentials die twice around the sentiment to create a smaller label to fit the sentiment well and to work in with the sketch. All current products used have been listed at the bottom of this post. If you live in Australia you can shop online or contact me to place an order.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

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Father’s Day Trucking Along Card

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday and if you are in Australia you are likely to be enjoying some family time. I hope the special men in your family enjoy a very happy Father’s Day.

The vintage truck from the Trucking Along stamp set was perfect against this background. To colour it, I used a technique which I learned during one of our demonstrator events a couple of months ago where we were shown how to create the look of a rusty old ute.

CREATING THE TRUCK

  • Stamp truck in Saddle Brown Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Paper
  • Using a Water Painter add Wild Wheat ink in sections
  • Once dry, add Pecan Pie
  • Once dry, add Tahitian Tide

Pooling the water in sections will make the colours run creating the look of rust. However don’t over do it as you don’t want the colours to become muddy. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process between colour applications.

The background created with the Rays of Light stamp set was inked with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. When using a large background stamp, place the stamp face up and ink it then take the paper down to it. Press firmly and rub over it to ensure the ink transfers fully.

To take away the starkness of the white background I lightly blended Pumpkin Pie ink around the rays using a Blending Brush.

Some fussy cut clouds were added to create this mini scene. The rust look was carried through to the banners which were die cut from the Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today. I hope you like what I have shared and I would love for you to leave a comment as you leave.

I am off to celebrate Father’s Day with my daughter who insisted on taking me out today as I’ve been doing a double-role of mum and dad. I’m looking forward to a really fun day and spending time with Cassidy. If you follow me on the socials or subscribe to my newsletter, you’re sure to see some photos!

I hope you have a lovely week ahead of you.

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Explore, Dream, Discover – Colour Palette #15

Right now, we’re in the middle of school holidays in Melbourne. I’m staying put at home but many of my friends are roaming far and wide. Some local but lots are escaping to Europe where it’s a little bit warmer than here. Perhaps that’s where my inspiration for this card has come from.

Sometimes, I start off with one thing in my head and the finished product is completely different. This was one of those projects! I loved the colour palette and was leaning towards a travel theme so of course the Next Destination stamp set was a great good option.

Colour Palette #15

I picked the map style sheet from the Let’s go Fishing Designer Series Paper and blended over it with Smoky Slate ink. The Pecan Pie Cardstock strips were originally going to be cut flush to create the background. However, after I had glued the strips down and saw the overhang, I really liked the look and just trimed the ends at varying angles.

The Smoky Slate Cardstock underneath was blended with Smoky Slate ink as was the card matte. This gave it a darker tone which brought out the focal images.

The images were coloured with ink refills and a Blender Pen. As I had stamped the images on Basic White Cardstock I was careful not to oversaturate the images when colouring them in. Alternately, you could use Fluid 100 Cardstock but this worked well for me.

I added the campervan as it was in keeping with my travel theme and it’s so CUTE! These images reflect the sentiment so well. No matter where you are and what you are doing – explore and dream. It leads to discovery of new and wonderful things.

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Vintage Christmas Tag Day 12 – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Our theme for Day 12 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge is Christmas Past. I’ve created a vintage card with the Tailor Made Tags Dies.

I’ve created a gift tag which you can use on it’s own or add it to a card which I’ve done here.

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Some ink blending with Early Espresso and Mint Macaron inks adds to the vintage charm of this card.

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Back in My Day – Vintage Christmas Card

Christmas is such a beautiful season where we make memories with our families and loved ones. The theme for Day 17 of Martin Stone’s #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge is Back in My Day. Creating a vintage card was lots of fun. There definitely was no snow ‘back in my day’ when I was growing up in Sri Lanka. I have such wonderful memories of Christmas with my family. I created this snowy card because Christmas makes me think of snow as we used to stories during Christmas or receive beautiful Christmas cards with lovely pictures centred around snow.

The Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper provided the backdrop for my vintage card. I used the Craft ink pad to go right around the edges of the paper. Then, using a sponge dauber, I added Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso ink.

This cute cabin from Still Scenes stamp set nestled perfectly against the background. I coloured this in a combination of Stampin’ Blends and die cut it with the coordinating die.

I couldn’t go past the beautiful lace trim for this vintage card. A length of Poppy Parade ribbon was coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to create my coordinating ribbon.

The sentiment from For Unto Us stamp set has also been distressed using Cinnamon Cider ink.

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