Continuing on with the “keeping it simple” theme for Global Design Project challenges, I have really enjoyed using this week’s sketch to create a fuss free Christmas Card. Firstly, here is the sketch …
And here is my take on the sketch …
The greeting comes from the Christmas Pines stamp set … loving these bold, chunky fonts.
The Designer Series Paper Stacks also have a spotty design and so I created the same card with a different design background.
I am still not sure which is my favourite!
You could also change this one up by using different coloured inks for sponging.
I was very happy with this card … thanks Global Design Project for the sketch inspiration. Check out the other inspiration from the GDP designers and entrants here.
Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale is on until 31st October 2016 … purchase three packs of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and receive a fourth pack of Designer Series Paper absolutely free.
The supplies I used … click on the item number for more details.
Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set – 142049
Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549
Perfect Plum A4 Cardstock – 108615
Starlight Thinlits Dies – 141840
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack –138435
Pool Party Classic Ink Pad – 126982
Perfect Plum Classic Ink Pad – 126963
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – 141897
Stamping Sponges – 141337 or Sponge Daubers – 133773
Silver Metallic Thread – 138402
Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246
SNAIL Adhesive – 104332 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755
The Perfect Plum cardstock is 21cm x 14.8cm (half an A4 sheet, scored and folded in half).
The Silver Striped/Spotted Designer Series Paper is cut at 14.3cm x 10cm.
The two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock are cut at 7cm x 8cm for the top layer, and 5.5cm x 9.5cm for the sponged layer.
Die cut the smallest fancy star out of the 7cm x 8cm piece of Whisper White cardstock, slightly towards the top (the top is the 7cm measurement). Keep the die cut piece for another project. Stamp greeting with Perfect Plum ink underneath the negative die cut. Lightly sponge around the edges of this piece with Perfect Plum ink. Splatter over the piece with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Not sure how to do this? Squeeze the barrel of the pen lightly until the brush fills with glittery ink and then tap firmly with your other finger onto the barrel of the pen to create a splatter.
Sponge the 5.5cm x 9.5cm layer with Pool Party and Perfect Plum inks, blending them in the centre. I sponged the top left diagonal half with Pool Party and the lower right diagonal half with Perfect Plum, but any way is fine as long as both colours will show through the die cut piece. Brush over the area of the sponging that will show through the die cut shape with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
Adhere the 10cm x 14.3cm piece of Silver Designer Series Paper onto the folded card front. Adhere Silver Metallic Thread behind the sponged piece and then adhere onto the card front. and then adhere the die cut piece over the sponged layer.
Add adhesive Rhinestones as desired.