Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cards with background papers

I had so much fun making Christmas ATCs out of various backgrounds from the book studies we've been doing on the NGS group , I decided to pull out more of these backgrounds along with some other backgrounds I've made this past year to make Christmas cards as well.
A vintage Christmas image is layered onto a Leafing Pen Resist background and layered onto a natural card with speckled texture stamped on with gold Encore! ink. Stamped holy onto gold metallic paper with dark green StazOn ink. Text stamped and embossed with gold detail embossing powder and added a gold star brad to the image.
Layered vintage Christmas image on to a Paint on Paper Towel background I'd made. Added a rhinestone snowflake to the image and a rub-on greeting. Layered the background on to a dark blue card with flourishes stamped on with silver Encore! ink.
Stamped an ornament with purple StazOn ink onto silver metallic paper and layered onto Brayered Gesso Resist backgrounds using sequin waste. Stamped on Merry Christmas and used Silver Pearl embossing powder. Colored the edges with a silver leafing pen. Layered onto a blue-grey card that I inked with silver Encore! ink over sequin waste.
Stamped a tree image with dark green StazOn ink onto gold metallic paper. The purple layer is one of the Water Stamping backgrounds I'd made. Layered this onto dark green card stamped on flourishes with gold Encore! ink. Added a gold star brad to the top of the tree.
Stamped a Santa image with black StazOn ink onto red paper. The background is one of the White Glue Crackle technique sheets I made. I ran this through a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture. Layered onto a black card after adding a black ribbon with brass buckle.
Love using the White Glue Crackle paper. Painted white acrylic paint over the blue sample, let dry, then stamped on a snowman image with black StazOn ink and cut out. Ran the snowman through the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder and sanded off the white paint on the raised areas. Added glitter glue to the snowman scarf. Layered the snowman onto a background made with Spray Starch and Mica Powders technique. Added some snowflake rub-ons onto the background above the snowman. Embossed the front of a white card with the snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.


chrissy said...

These are fantastic too... just as the atc's are.

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, love all your Christmas cards and ATC's. What a great way to use all your backgrounds from the book studies.

dining room table said...

This is something like the cards that we have back then. The colors are dark yet it stand out.

Gaby Bee said...

What a wonderful collection, love them all, but specially the third one!

Unknown said...

Carol: The picture of your view from your craft room is almost identical to mine. I, too, live on Puget Sound, WA. Thank you for your ideas and projects. I thoroughly enjoy seeing other folks creative work.
Happy New Year