Sunday, 23 October 2011

Papercraft Inspirations Blog Hop 2011 and a Bonus Project

I am so excited to be asked to be a part of the Papercraft inspiration blog hop this weekend, you can see all the Christmas hop inspiration here.

I chose to make this Christmas card, with lots of added dimension from layers of stamping.

Materials (this is a long list):
Penny Black Village Christmas Wood Mounted Stamp 4205L, Penny Black Warm Wishes Slapstick Cling Stamp 40-074, Penny Black Christmas With Mimi Clear Stamp Set 30-079, Penny Black Fern Green Mix & Match Cardstock 05-003, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Chipped Saphire (Sky), Pumice Stone, (Snow) Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, (Path) Barn Door & Fired Brick (oval frame), Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Versamark Ink, Detail White Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Quickutz Nesting Shapes Ovals, Copic Markers YG17, YG25, YG67 (Trees) C1, C3, C5 (Roofs) W3, W5, W7 (Church) R17, R29, R59, (Red Barn) B21, B32, B26 (Blue House) E30, E31, E43 (Cream House) E49 (Fence), BG96 (Window Frames on Cream house)

Stamp image with memento ink three times onto white cardstock (excluding the snowflakes) and onto 3 post it notes (these will be for masking parts of the image whilst colouring). 

Stamp snowflakes onto one of these images with Versamark ink and emboss with detail white powder, to ensure the correct placement of snowflakes use a stamp positioner.

Using the second smallest oval cut out each image. On one of the ovals that does not contain the snowflakes position the smallest oval to create a frame, run this half way through the die cutting machine so that it only cuts to top half of the inner oval. Cut outline of houses and church from the two ovals that do not have snowflakes (see image)

Mask off parts of the image and colour the Sky, Path and Snow with the distress inks.  Colour houses, Church and Barn with Copic markers. Add Glossy accents to the windows and stickles to the snow. Leave to dry.

Mask off the image and colour the top of the frame with Barn Door distress ink, then stamp grid pattern with Fired Brick ink.  Apply Dimensional Foam Pads to the back of the top two layers and attach to base image. Cut Mix and Match Fern green using the third smallest oval twice for the card blank, score 2cm down from the top of one to create the fold and glue this to the back of the other. Mount main image onto card blank with double sided tape or glue to complete card.

Die cut smallest oval from quickutz on White card, stamp let it snow sentiment with memento ink, then distress edges with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Ink. Apply Candi cane nail heads and then adhere to main card with foam pads.

In addition to this project there is a bonus project and video from me below and my lovely Design Team Friend Kathy Racoosin has also created a project especially for the hop this weekend so do hop on over to the Penny Black Blog here and see her amazing Christmas card.  

I wanted to use the same Village Christmas stamp 4205L available here to show its versatility, but this time combined it with the Sending Love Snowglobe 40-033 available here.

The globe background was coloured using Copics and the airbrush system and the houses hand coloured with copic pens. More details on how to create the shaker card can be seen in the video below.

Thank you for joining me this weekend and for all your support and comments.
Hugs Cathy x


Barb said...

Wow, Cathy, fantastic cards! The depth is amazing! Love them both!

Brenda said...

You really did a lot of work on these Cathy! Love all the dimension! Your snow globe card is too cute!

Paula (PEP) said...

Your amalgamated use of the Penny Black stamps in the first scenicproject took my breath away & thanks for the snow globe tutorial. The way you provide tutorials (video or written) is very professional & so helpful, never mind enjoyable!
Thanks for all.
Paula (PEP)

Elizabeth Allan said...

A double WOW Cathy! I enjoyed seeing how you used the same image in two different ways. Stunning projects.