Monday, August 8, 2016

Getting in the holiday spirit!

Good morning, Jess here!  I'm telling you...I am SO over hot, humid weather...I made several cards this weekend and realized they all featured snow!  On the plus side it's building my stockpile of Christmas cards! :)
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To start I stamped the trees from Joy to the Woods with versamark onto watercolor paper and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I covered it with frisket and let it dry before I worked on the rest of the background.  I smooshed Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, and Victorian Velvet distress ink onto a craft mat and then spritzed it with water.  I used my finger to blend the colors around a little and then picked up the ink with a piece of acetate.  I brought the ink to my watercolor paper and smooshed it on.  I repeated the process a few times until I was happy with the coverage and then let it dry.  Once it was totally dry I flicked white paint across the background and let it dry.

Next I rubbed the frisket off of the trees and used Hickory Smoke distress ink and a dry paint brush to add some shading to the trees.  I die-cut two hills from white cardstock using the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and the Stitched Hillside Borders dies.  I stamped the sentiment from Joy to the Woods with versamark on one hill and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder. 

Finally I stamped the two cardinals from Joy to the Woods, colored them with copic markers, fussy cut them, and adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape.  And now I'll go back to dreaming about the first snow we'll get this winter!!  Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!

-Jess

13 comments:

  1. What is frisket? The card is gorgeous!

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    1. Frisket is a liquid masking. You can get it at art supply stores, online, or even in the art department at stores like Michael's or Hobby Lobby. This is an example of what it is: https://www.amazon.com/Grafix-White-Liquid-Frisket-2-Ounce/dp/B001DKJNKE/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1471823259&sr=1-1&keywords=frisket. You can apply it with a paintbrush, but be sure to have a brush dedicated just to that, since it gums up the bristles royally! Hope this helps! :) ~ Andrea

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  2. Beautiful card! Love the unexpected colors for the background!

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  3. Love that gorgeous background and those birch trees!

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  4. Beautiful Christmas card, love the smooshed background with the white paint splatters!

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  5. Hi Jess ~ Smooshing is such fun, isn't it? I love doing it too. No two projects are ever the same and they really seem to take on a life of their own. Love what you've done with the birch trees and birds. Very nicely done. Merry Christmas!!! LOL ~HUGS~

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  6. I'm kinda tired of the heat too ! But I'll never ever wish for snow, except on my cards ;) Love this card :)

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  7. Love the background on this card. I think winter's missed us in Brisbane so it will only be getting hotter from here on in. I'm not looking forward to that. 😕

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  8. Love the background on this card. I think winter's missed us in Brisbane so it will only be getting hotter from here on in. I'm not looking forward to that. 😕

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  9. Such a chilly card, Jess! :) Love the shading on the trees--gives it kind of a graphic look almost. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

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