Happy Saturday and New Year’s Eve Everyone! Julie here, sharing another festive Mixed Media Christmas card designed with the brand new Artistic Outpost (AO) stamp set, Gloria along with the ODBD Snow Crystal Dies and ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).
I like to create Christmas cards all year long so they are ready to mail in late November and I absolutely love the images in the AO Gloria stamp set!
I started with the background by inking the AO Gloria angel ATC collage stamp with festive berries distress ink and stamping it repeatedly onto a piece of red cardstock before trimming off a panel approx. 2” x 5 ¼” (for the left hand vertical panel of the card front).
I mounted the stamped panel along with a piece of snowflake patterned paper from the ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (for the right hand side of the card front) onto a piece of red cardstock.
I used a stencil brush with vintage photo distress ink to apply a light layer of ink over the background to “antique” the paper and used an embossing powder tool to de-static the panels.
I inked the scroll border stamp from the AO Gloria stamp set with embossing ink, stamped along the edges to create a border and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
Once the embossing powder had cooled, I added a strip of 3/8” red taffeta ribbon to cover the seam and mounted the entire panel onto the white card base.
To create the focal image panel, I inked the angel collage image from the AO Gloria stamp set with festive berry distress ink, stamped onto white cardstock, applied vintage photo distress ink with a stencil brush (again, to “antique” the paper), trimmed and mounted the image onto a thin layer of red cardstock before trimming and mounting onto gold foil cardstock.
I added the stamped angel panel to the card front with dimensional foam along with the triple ribbon bow.
I die cut and embossed several snowflakes from gold foil cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystal Dies, added these to the card front along with pearls in the centers.
I stamped the sentiment from the AO Gloria stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, apply vintage photo distress ink to “antique” the paper, trimmed and mounted onto red, white and gold foil cardstock before adding to the card front with dimensional foam.
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend celebrating the New Year! If you have time to relax and create a project using your Artistic Outpost stamps, we would love it if you would share your artwork with us on Artistic Outpost Facebook page!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today- Happy New Year!!
Designer- Julie Gearinger