This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge. You have your choice of making a project with a shaving cream, crayon or pastel technique I chose to do the poppin’ pastel technique. This is a very easy technique. You stamp your image then use a sponge dauber with pastels and color away. So easy!
For my card this week I chose to do a Christmas card with the Christmas Collage background stamp. I inked up the stamp with Versamark then used Real Red, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip pastels to add color. I distressed the edges then sponged with Soft Suede.
I then stamped again just the 25 with Versamark and heat embossed with gold. I punched it out with the 1-1/2″ circle punch then glittered the edges with Champagne glass glitter. I had some leftover scraps of retired Deck the Halls dsp and punched with my Decorative Label punch. I used the Versamark pen to outline the edges then heat embossed with gold. I made a lollie from another scrap of 1″ x 12″ scrap of retired Deck the Halls DSP. I then assembled my 25 then adhered to my card. To frame the image I used the Eyelet border punch and punched some scraps from retired Deck the halls and heat embossed the edges with gold. Such a pretty detail.
The sentiment Seasons Greeting is from Snow Swirled and I also heat embossed with gold.
Hop on over to HHS and see more inspiration for this challenge from our talented Design Team.
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Christmas Collage Card
Size: 6.5o” H x 5.00” W
Stamp sets: Christmas Collage, Snow Swirled
Paper: Cherry Cobbler Card base, Very Vanilla, retired Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Versamark pad and pen, Stampin’ Pastels – Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Champagne Glass Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/2″ inch circle punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Heat tool, Simply Scored
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