I'm thinking this little footballer got everything he wanted for Christmas--A new football and helmet and his very own uniform!! That darling expression on his face looks like 'Joy' to me!
I'm using only a couple of images for today's card from our newest Toy Emporium and Go Team stamp sets--Let me show you what I did.
I began with taking care of the pieces that were going to need air drying. I used the Tapered Fringe decorative strip die to cut out 'icicles' of acetate.
I spread translucent embossing paste over the die cuts, kind of thickly, with my palette knife then sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the wet paste. I let these air dry (waaay) off to the side and got started on the inky stuff!
My background panel is white card stock that I used to sop up Ultramarine Blue & Pthalo Green Color Bursts from my craft sheet with. I drug the panel through Ultramarine Blue CB first and heat set, then I dabbed the panel into Pthalo Green CB and heat set.
I taped the Bubbles LS over the panel and spritzed with water. I let the water sit just a spell, with the stencil still in place, then dabbed dry with a paper towel.
I stamped the little boy from the Go Team set onto the panel as a place keeper, added pieces of tissue tape here and there and then ran the panel through my sewing machine to add all of the fun stitched details.
I also did ghost stamping of the Christmas Joy sentiment, from our Toy Emporium set, in the background with stamped off Jet Black Archival ink. I love the details you can see up close of the Color Bursts and the stenciling, and you can see the paint splatters that I added, too!
I used two pieces of the 'icicles' that I made, for this card. I glued them onto the background panel with matte Decou-Page and pressed between some heavy books for a few minutes. When secure, I ran through my sewing machine and stitched into place.
I masked off the Christmas part of the Christmas Joy sentiment stamp and stamped Joy onto a piece of mixed-media paper. I fussy cut the word band and rubbed the edges along my Jet Black Archival pad and adhered to the panel with matte Decou-Page.
Thank You for joining me on this first Sunday of this New Year! We just launched a new month of our Show Us Your AO Art Challenge, so why not share your Artistic Outpost creations with us and have the chance to win a $15 AO gift certificate to boot? Sounds like a great way to start the year off to me!! Hope to see you there!!
Designer: Shari Trumbull
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