Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thinking of Christmas

It is a little early to think about Christmas. However, being a card maker, creator it is never too early. My goal has been to dedicate
at least one day a month to design and work on my family Christmas cards and also cards to sell. Well, it is May now and I keep needing to shift that goal. When I was thinking about using the different embossing powders, I thought of this stamp and wondered how it might come out using the powders. I decided to give a distressed look and so this is how I came up with the image.

First, as I mentioned in my previous blogs this week, I used an embossing cloth and rubbed the paper with it to take away any static electricity. I then stamped using Perfect Medium Ink. For this image I tried Ancient - Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I used a heating tool to melt the gold embossing powder. I knew from the beginning I didn't want a gold embossed Santa on striking white paper. However, I wasn't sure of the colors that I wanted to use. I decided to use Antique Linen Distress Ink and Crushed Olive Distressed Ink (NEW INK). For the border I used Walnut Stain and Fired Brick Distressed Ink. I then went over the color with Fired Brick Distressed Stickles and Aged Mahogany Distressed Stickles.
Next time - Ancient Gold - Princess Gold Embossing Powder. It is so delicate and pretty and elegant. I have found that it looks really pretty for embossing words.


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Christmas....whoa! Love the card, looks so old looking. Maybe a good idea to start thinking about Christmas now instead of one month before Christmas, lol.

Kathy said...

Great ideas Linda, I'll have to try them. Will try and remember to check in Sunday.

MYSAVIOR said...

You do beautiful work! I always thought so.

Sue Anderson

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