Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vintage Christmas - Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

I'm planning a class on distressing cards, so took this opportunity to practice with this card using the sketch challenge from Stamping 411.
The base of the card is Bravo Burgundy.  The next layer is Whisper White which has been distressed by first running my finger nail over the edges, then crumpling the card stock up in a ball and unfolding  it, making no attempt to smooth out the wrinkles.  Then it was lightly sponged over the wrinkles, and torn edges with Always Artichoke ink.
Using markers directly on the stamp the image was stamped onto Whisper White card stock.  The vase was made with  the Ornament punch (with the  bottom point snipped off . and sponged  in the middle to give it a more rounded appearance. The sentiment was stamped directly on to the vase.
The edges of the Whisper White were also distressed in a similar manner as the other edges.  They were then liberally sponged with Always Artichoke.  It was matted onto a piece of Bravo Burgundy, whose edges were also distressed.
I applied Always Artichoke ink with a sponge,over the Victoria Crochet trim to give it an aged look.
Here's quick list of the materials used:
Stamp: Gifts of Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Inks: Markers (Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Yellow), Always Artichoke
Accessories: Victotria Crochet trim, mini glue dots, dimensionals.
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