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It’s not too early for Christmas

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.

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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.

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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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8 Responses

  1. Love all the gold edging and the glass glitter surrounding the 25! I totally hoard mine but with Christmas coming up soon, I’ll most likely be dusting it off! :)

  2. This is so soft and pretty. I forgot about using the versamark with pastels. It’s time for me to do it again. Great choice of stamp for this technique, too.

  3. Oh, another way to use this stamp. I have it and I am always looking for different ways to use it. Great card and thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Very nice card and great take on the challenge! I love this technique and I’ll have to give it a try!! And thanks for stopping by the blog recently–it really means a lot!

  5. Beautiful card!! I love the effect the pastel had with the Versa Mark. I am going to have to try this with my background stamp. LOVE it!!!
    Amy

  6. Love the Gold embossing. I always forget to use my glitter. You do such a beautiful job incorporating it into your projects! Gorgeous card.

  7. Very beautiful and elegant! You did an amazing job with the pastels. So soft and pretty!

  8. All I have to say is, yet another stunning card! I love how soft and sweet and seasonal it is… great job!

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