Friday, December 4, 2009

Day Three of a Very Vintage Christmas

Whoops! I fell off the wagon and didn't get yesterdays project posted, sorry about that. I'll post two today, I promise! It's no secret that I am wild about Magenta Rubber Stamps, and that is what we will be using for todays project. You are probably going to see a few projects with these same two stamps that I used today because I absolutely love them, can't get enough of them. One is the Winter Angel stamp, #C 95.211.L, and the other is the Music Notes, #C 95.194.M. I have included the item numbers for you in case you would like to purchase them from your local retailer, or online store. They are cling mount stamps so they don't take up a lot of room, and the images are superior in quality. So lets get started!

Supplies you will need:
Two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 Cream colored cardstock
Cream colored tissue paper with gold metallic flecks
Gold embossing ink(I used Encore by Tsukineko)
Gold Embossing Tinsel ( I used Ranger's)
1 yard white irridescent tinsel ribbon
1 yard bright gold tinsel ribbon
1 yard antique gold tinsel ribbon
Stamps mentioned above
Pop dots

Step one:
Start by cutting a piece of the cream cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
fold in half to make your card base.

Step two:
Cut one piece of cream cardstock to 5 1/4"x4"
cover cardstock on one side with liquid glue such as modge podge and lay a larger piece of the tissue paper with gold flecks over the glue. Press tissue into glue, "squishing it" around a little bit to get some wrinkes in it for texture. Set aside and let dry. After it is dry, trim excess tissue paper from edges, and ink edges of piece with gold ink, and set with heat gun.

Step Three:
Ink up your music notes stamp with gold ink and stamp image onto cardstock (I stamp image onto full sheet, then cut it out). Heat set with heat gun. Stamp winter angel image with gold ink onto cardstock, and sprinkle with gold embossing tinsel. Shake excess embossing tinsel off of image, and back into jar. Heat until melted, and let cool. Trim around both stamped images leaving a tiny border of cream cardstock.

Step Four:
Close your card and ink all four sides of front of card with gold ink and heat set.
Adhere piece of cardstock that you glued the tissue paper to, down to front of card, leaving bottom inch unglued.

Step Five:
Adhere Music note stamped image to left side of card at an angle as shown.
Place foam pop dots to back of stamped winter angel image making sure to put a pop dot at each corner of backside of image, and adhere to card, overlapping music notes image. Twist a piece of antique gold tinsel ribbon, and a piece of irridescent tinsel ribbon together (piece should be about 16" long) and wrap around foam dots under angel image and tie in a knot at top right of image, leaving two small tails hanging down. You can trim any excess ribbon. Cut a 6" piece of bright gold tinsel ribbon and wrap it across the bottom of card as shown, tucking a little bit under each side of tissue covered cardstock. Place a glue dot onto card base under tissue covered cardstock at the bottom left and bottom right corders and press tissue covered cardstock, and bright gold tinsel ribbon down into glue dot.

All done! These cards are great if you have a lot of christmas cards to do because they are inexpensive, and can be created in assembly line fashion. It would also look pretty done in silver, and navy blue.

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