I also made one more card for Christmas:
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Christmas found me setting up my second new computer in a month. The first one wouldn't let me add my photos or do most of what I'm used to doing. This oldstamper had to return to a new model of a computer that I know how to use. Here is my Christmas tree this year:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Following the same technique as previous post, I created another full sheet of watercolor background. I also spritzed some gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water onto the background in both posts.
I cut this down into 2 pieces that would fit my dies and my die cutting machine (Big Shot). I used a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to cut out 5 card front backgrounds.
I stamped the sentiment with an Art Impressions stamp in Versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder. Next, I cut a slightly larger rectangle from black cardstock, using a Hero Arts infinity rectangle die. I adhered all layers to a white card base. Tip: Use a strong adhesive to adhere the watercolor paper to others. I used Tombow Xtreme tape.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Since I'm now way behind schedule for making Christmas cards, I tried one using a watercolor background I had made earlier.
I was saved by a video by Sandy Allnock. She showed how to make multiples of Christmas cards. Boy, did I need this. First I made a couple sheets of watercolor backgrounds. Since I didn't have the same supplies, I used what I had available. I used Arches watercolor paper and Peerless watercolor papers.
After allowing these to dry overnight, I cut out 5 card size pieces from each large sheet with a Sizzix die.
The next step was to turn these into cards by stamping a sentiment and then layering the cards onto gold paper and a white card base.
Only one is these has the sentiment embossed in white, the others are in gold embossing powder. I'll show the one with white below:
Here is one of the gold ones below:
I had 2 pieces that weren't working with the previous treatment, so I stamped a different sentiment in black and added a black layer.
I have a start, but will need to make more. I hope I can get them mailed soon.