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Monday, November 19, 2012

BSS MONDAY IDEA - POST CARD CHRISTMAS


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea uses a beautiful stamp by Stampendous, called
Snow Postcard (143).
This beautiful stamp can be stamped in black or Sepia for a vintage look, or
using the Tim Holtz ink tool with the sponge applicator, dye ink can be applied to create a beautiful holiday card. Because the effects are so dramatic and the stamp is so beautiful, you can make a wonderful card with just papers and the stamped image, that can be mailed with standard postage.
For this first card, I used a white card stock base card 5x7 inches
Ran it through the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities (EL-014) Folder.
The script paper is Bazzill Basics Black 6x6 Stack.
I stamped the post card stamp in black dye ink, then sponged just the
edges and a little in on each corner with Black dye ink.
Mounted on gold paper then black card stock.
Punched snowflakes with the same gold paper.
(The gold paper is actually paper I bought at a candy making store
and is thin and silver on the other side. It's used for wrapping homemade
chocolates in, but you can use any gold or silver paper.
This makes such a beautiful statement and with a pretty sentiment
inside, a wonderful Chirstmas card anyone would love to receive.
Another white 5x7 inch card base. Bo Bunny paper is cut in
triangles to fit the corners. Ran a white glitter paper mat through a Cuddlebug
snowflake embossing folder and corners are punched with a ticket corner punch.
Stamped the image in dye ink black on white glossy card stock.
Again, using the Tim Holtz sponge applicator, I chose three blue dye ink colors.
A really light blue, a Medium blue, and a dark blue. Starting with the
lightest blue, sponge from the outside edge inward, leaving the center white.
Move to the medium blue ink and sponge from the outside in (use a circular
motion so you don't get a definite straight line). Don't go in as far as you did with
the lightest color. Moving on to the third and final dark ink, sponge just the edges and corners.
The large silver snowflake is from the Mitten die set by Impression Obsession,
I colored the oval strip in with a black Copic Marker.

This is a gold glitter base card 41/4 x 51/2 inches. The stamp was stamped in black dye ink
on white glossy paper. Used three green dye inks, a light, medium and dark green ink.
Same as above directions for the blue. I colored in the holly on the border. The
finished image was matted on red mirror paper then adhered to the card.
Sharon has a class using this beautiful stamp done four different ways.
You can use this ink method on any stamp that has a scene for this dramatic look.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later...........
 

10 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning cards each so beautiful in their different colours. Gorgeous layout and the image is marvellous. Love them Sue!
hugs
Glenda

Caroline said...

Beautiful cards love the colours and the image is one of my favorites. Caroline xxx

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous image and gorgeous card, love how you have shown different colours so inspiring
Hugs Kate xx

Seafield Jo said...

Beautiful cards Sue, what a stunning image.

Jo x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Three stunning cards Sue. I LOVE that image and the colours and designs you have used are wonderful

Hugs Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooo these are gorgeous Sue, gorgeous image.

greetings karin

Donna Hanley said...

This is a phenomenal stamp and you did such a fabulous job at showcasing it. All three versions are just gorgeous. I don't think I can pick a favorite. Enjoy your week and Thanksgiving.

Linda said...

I LOVE the different looks! Wow!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

theneon said...

Such drama in each of these -- they are all beautiful.