Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Texas- Sized Christmas" Card

Here is my latest card creation using Texana Designs stamps. :)
To create this card, I stamped the Texas image onto white cardstock, then colored it brown using a foam ink blender tool and walnut stain brown inkpad.

This is what the image looks like when I have the first layer of brown down on the paper.

Then I used some saran wrap and crinkled it up to stamp a random pattern on top of the brown ink. I used a black inkpad for this step.

Here's the first "stamping" with my saran wrap. I just lightly pounced it back and forth from the black inkpad to my paper.

This is what it looked like once I had finished the first layer of black texture.

Then I went back over it with more brown ink and the blender tool to deepen the color a bit, then I stamped on it some more with the black inkpad and saran wrap.

I cut out the Texas shape, then cut two small pieces of tinsel to wrap around the state where the barbed wire sections were drawn.

To secure the tinsel, I taped the ends to the back of the stamped image.

The next step was to stamp the image again on another scrap piece of white cardstock and use my copic markers to color in the leaf and stars. I cut these out with my scissors and glued them directly down to the large stamped image.

Stars just *need* some twinkle, right? So I added some diamond stickles to the stars to help them pop.

Then I added dots of red stickles to create the berries for the holly leaves.

 A few other details: I stamped the holly onto the kraft background with a lighter brown inkpad. Then I stamped the sentiment on top in black ink. The edges of the kraft cardstock were sponged with some green ink and the foam blender tool.

I die cut the label shape with my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities dies, then inked the edges with red ink and added a hand-drawn black line. The state of TX was adhered with foam tape to the label and that whole piece was glued down to the left side of the card.

Supplies Used:
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Black Soot); Foam Blending Tool; Stickles (Diamond, Candy Cane)
EK Success: Zig Writer (Black)
Copic: W3, Y17, YG63
Spellbinder Nestabilities: Labels 18
Tim Holtz: Silver Tinsel Twine
Foam Tape