Daily Archives: July 6, 2014

VCMP – Christmas in July


The last card for what was supposed to be Saturday’s challenges is a Christmas Card.  Tami B kindly gave us this Vintage Santa to use as all my Christmas supplies are packed away.  The design paper is from Studio Calico “Wonderland” and sentiment is Tim Holtz.  I stamped some Color Box Frost White snow flakes with a snowflake stamp from my stash. Oh – I forgot, card also had to be red, white, and blue.

VCMP – Transportation


This card challenge for the Virtual Card Making Party called for a mode of transportation.  I chose this very cool Penny Black stamp called “Hot Rod”.  I used a technique called Burnt Edges, which is from a great newsletter called Technique Junkies.  I encourage you to check it out. They send fresh new techniques using ink every other month.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Type, which was white embossed along with the image.


VCMP – Texture


Well, I’m back at it again today making cards for Operation Write Home.  This challenge asks for cards with texture for those who can’t see the cards they were sent.  The painting is stamped on Sticky Back Canvas and painted with Claudine Hellmuth paints.  Stamps are from Hampton Arts.  The great thing about these paints is they are soft, creamy, and vibrant.  Make sure you use archival ink if you are going to use paints on sticky back so you don’t get smearing.  With these paints you can also mix multiple colors from just a few with the provided chart by Claudine.  Behind the painting is a piece of Club Scrap paper embossed with Cuttlebug water texture.  The 3rd layer of texture is the background, which is actually a cutting plate, however, if you use an embossing matt instead of the regular sandwich, you get texture instead of a die cut.    You can do that with any die you have and make some great textures.I colored the background initially with Pan Pastel’s then edged it with some distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. Card stock is Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue – I love this color. The sentiment is also SSS.

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