Hello again! This is the last week for the Texture Challenge and the last week for me to host this fun Unity activity. Next week, join the talented Sandhya, as she showcases January’s new challenge! Meanwhile, hope you can find some time between the holidays to join the Texture Challenge.
Well, not sure about you, but, even today, I’m still finding the need for more Christmas cards! So my last challenge inspiration as you can see, is another Christmas card! A couple weeks ago, I pulled out my gel press, roller and stencils and created some holiday colored prints using red, green, white, black and silver acrylic paints. I used one of those on this card and combined it with 2 Unity kits, Noel and the November 2019 SMAK, Beauty of Life.
I stamped the image onto Kraft paper and used pencils and gel pens to add color. I tore and then distressed the edges using oxide inks. On the gel print, I embossed 2 holly branches from the SMAK kit using an opaque Kraft colored embossing powder from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I then die cut this paper.
I added 3 additional layers to this card. First, I found a matching red scrap paper I could use as both a foundation for the gel print and for the image. I then added silver Glitter Glaze from Brutus Monroe to the ridges of a gray corrugated paper. Once the glaze dried, I added red and green acrylic paint lines using some of the same paints used to create the gel prints. After the paper dried, I tore and distressed this paper. I then stamped, on Kraft card stock, embossed, using 2 Zing! embossing powders and fussy cut out the sentiment.
To pull the card together and add even more dimension and texture (because I can never have too much). I added crocheted lace to the image. I fussy cut out 3 stamped holly leaves using the branch stamp and added them to the sentiment. After adding twine, I finally called the card done.
As usual, I think texture adds a lot of interest to cards. Hope you try it and enter the challenge!