Thursday, November 9, 2017

Magenta Style Christmas Cards - Dimension with Corkboard and Chipboard

Hello everyone!  I just found another treasure in my Christmas stash that I'm excited to share with you. I made these cards a while ago in a Sandy Brien class at the Stamp Art Shoppe and I still think the designs are stunning. Magenta corkboard and chipboard give them beautiful dimension. 

I sponged the tree card with "lettuce" alcohol ink using an applicator tool and the ball ornaments with "red pepper" alcohol ink using Q-tips.  When the tree was dry, I stamped and embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder.  I punched out a chipboard snowflake and painted it with gold metallic watercolor. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the sentiment with  white embossing powder.  

For this card, I stamped and embossed the snowflakes and words as shown.  I inked a large snowflake and embossed with white embossing powder. I splattered the background with white embossing powder and heated with my embossing tool.  The smaller snowflakes were painted with metallic paints in gold and silver.  

I colored the corkboard cardinal on this card with "red pepper" alcohol ink using a Q-tip.  I stamped and embossed the snowflakes and words in white on the small layer as shown. I stamped and embossed the reindeer with a patterned snowflake stamp using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  After the reindeer cooled, I inked and embossed him with clear embossing powder. It doesn't show up here, but the shiny finish looks amazing.

I think this was my favorite card to create. I colored the chipboard birds and greenery with markers.  I slightly moistened a paintbrush and blended the colors.  The edges of the chipboard are outlined with a brown pen and I used a black Sharpie for the eyes.  I used a white colored pencil to add the lines on the leaves and to color the birds' chests. When the chipboard was dry, I added two coats of clear embossing.  For the snow, I sprinkled a little bit of embossing powder onto the chipboard and heated with my embossing tool.

Glossy accents is a good sturdy glue for adhering heavier objects like chipboard.
When layering embossing powder, be careful to let each layer cool slightly before adding the next layer.

Magenta Corkboard punch outs
Magenta Laser-cut Chipboard 
White embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Alcohol Inks - Lettuce and Red Pepper
Metallic watercolor
Heat tool
Stamps: Magenta -45007L and 07484J
Cardbase: 5 1/4 x 10 1/2
Patterned paper

Whew!  That's a lot of information but these cards are really worth the effort.  I think they're so lovely and elegant. I'm glad I bought extra chipboard and corkboard so I can play!

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create something fabulous.


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