Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas

I thought I'd share my mass produced card this year. I can't believe it took this long to figure something out but then I haven't been in the Christmas mood either.

My card was an image from Artistic Outpost. I did the Tim Holtz method of using the Cut N Dry Felt pad. I inked up my stamp in black Archival ink and stamped it on the cutNdry. Then I used my Distress reinkers to put the colors where I wanted them. I used Brick red for Santa, weathered wood on the bottom and a couple greens on the top. Then all I have to do is ink up my image and stamp and it's all colored. Store the 'pad' in a zip lock bag. The distress inks don't bled into each other so you don't have to worry about that either. I LOVE the distress inks and reinkers! I stamped the image onto my cream naturals paper and trimmed close. Then I layered on some forest green cardstock. Now this I got from work, they were some folders they had made up and were going throw them out! I took them out of the garbage and told them NEVER to throw anything away. LOL

The red background paper is some DP I got at a scrapbook store in Missoula, MT. It's prettier in real life. Since it was so thin and hard to stick, I cut it and ran through my Xyron. The card on the left was the first one I did and I didn't like the hinges I put on the side so the rest don't have that (why I grabbed that for the picture I don't know) and the one on the right was using up the left over scraps of DP! I ended up liking that one best. I used my white pen and dotted around the images.

The embellishments are punched branches using Martha Steward punch and a snowflake cut from a garland I picked up at HL (can you tell it's the only place to buy stuff in my town?) To give it a vintage look, I used some caramel alcohol inks on them to dye them. Pretty cool huh? Anyway, that's my card this year to most people. I did make a few special ones for some people but I really like this one now.

Merry Christmas Everyone and thanks for visiting.

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Heather the Mooselover said...

I love your moose cards! I adore moose (btw alcesalces is Latin for moose!)

Etha said...

Beautifully done! I love to make my own stamp pad with different inks and this stamp is just the perfect candidate to do that!