Otherwise I was in my craft room today.
I have a swap due date coming up on the 20th and I wanted to get those done as well as incorporate some challenges of course.
So with this project, I'm entering it into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Who's Challenge this week is "Stampin Without Ink" (love this idea) and of course they are giving away their usual 50.00 gift card to their wonderful store
Studio L3 - Who's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge this week is Texture Fades Technique's. This technique is from Mr. Tim Holtz Book Volume II
and is on page 64.
I made two project this time with the same exact theme because once I made my Rolodex cards for the swap, which the theme is Christmas! Yay! I really wanted a greeting card with the same idea so I made that as well.
I knew I wanted to use the Three Wise Men from Tim's Joyful Song stamp set. I embossed them on some scrap card stock. I used this really cool embossing powder from a company called Stampamania, it's called Red Chili Powder and it has elements of Red and black together and it was perfect for what I wanted here.
It doesn't matter what the cardstock looks like here because I'm going to cover it so I just used misc scraps.
I then used Black Soot Distress Stain and went over the wise men and cardstock. Once that was done I went over it again with Black Soot distress Ink just to cover all the cardstock really well.
I then took some black Rolodex cards that I made out of card stock and used a stamp from Tim's stamp set called "Bitty Grunge". I painted the stamp with Snow Cap paint dabber and stamped it directly onto the card.
Once the paint was dry I took a Sakura gelly roll metallic silver pen and wrote next to each line on the beams to make them shimmer and bit and stand out a little more.
I wanted a pop of red here so I cut out a piece of white foam from the new Tim Holtz mini poinsettia movers and shapers die. (one of my new favorites) I then used the cut out shape and dipped it into red acrylic paint and stamped those directly onto the black background.
I think the red poinsettia's look so pretty on this background. After that was done, I fussy cut the three wise men out. One step that I forgot to take a pic of, was the Star, I just used my Memory Box Star die and cut them out of bright yellow card stock, I then used Glossy accents on each of them so they would have a shiny look to them. They look so cool in person. I used some ribbon and stamped onto it with black Adirondack ink the words "Jesus is the reason for the season." I went over the edges of the ribbon with Barn Door Distress Ink and then stapled them on with the mini staple tool. Lastly I added little white dots to the center of each poinsettia.
This Rolodex card came out so cool that I really wanted to make a greeting card as well. So here we go...... LOL
For the greeting card I did the background a bit different. I used the Texture Fades folder "Rays" for the card instead of stamping on it. I then went over the embossed design with Silver paint dabber and also Black Soot distress ink to make it pop a bit more. I also used the silver gel pen.
Other than that the steps were pretty much the same as the Rolodex card. Although since this greeting card has a bigger front space I wanted to add a little more to it. I used my brand new Tim Holtz Mini Snowflake Rosette die to cut out a snowflake. I created the music design with Tim's stamp and some off white card stock and also inked up the edges with Barn Door distress ink. I also added some silver ribbon and the phrase "Wise Men Still Seek Him." Love that saying.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, now you can go make your own card or rolodex or tag or whatever you want. !! YAY!!