Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Card #24 - Creative Accents Stamp of the Month

Here's the other card I made for Creative Accents for their Stamp of the Month club. I was in such a rush to send it to Tara that I forgot to photograph it, so I had to swipe this pic from her blog! I really like the vintagey feel to this card, and after much deliberation and playing around, I've decided that my Christmas cards this year will be a play on this theme. It just makes sense, seeing it doesn't require much embellishment or patterned paper, so it should be very economical to make in bulk and to mail as well.

So here's what I did: I embossed a cream cardstock base with a lovely wintery Sizzix embossing folder, then inked the paper with two colours of Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Tea Dye. (I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before inking the centre section.) I stamped the snowman in Walnut Stain Distress Ink, coloured him with two Copic markers (E33 and E35), then rubbed over him with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I trimmed him out and glued him to two wonky rectangles (cut with Spellbinders dies and distressed with a distressing tool) and there you have it. What do you think? I usually have my cards done by now, so I'm hoping I can get a bunch done today. Wish me luck! Between the puppy and Brenna, it's a challenge!

Supplies: Close to My Heart cardstock and embossing powder, Versamark and Ranger inks, Graphicat Designs stamp set, BoBunny patterned paper, Copic markers, Sizzix embossing folder, Spellbinders dies


  1. It's gorgeous Rox!! I love how warm it looks (: I'm still working on my cards too!! Trying to keep them fairly simple so they might actually get in the mail!!!

  2. Lovely card everyone will be happy to get them.. Take Care

  3. Love the SOTM and your card is really awesome, those colours are perfect! Thanks for the recipe :)

  4. Great card Roxy. Love the tea stained look!
    Guess I should be making my Christmas cards this year too ... hmmm, better get on that! LOL! Ah the pressures of "working" for a stamp company!