Christmas in July – Presented by ScrapnStamp.ca
Welcome ! Thank you for stopping by Christmas in July Presented by ScrapnStamp.ca . Christmas in July Blog Hop features 7 Designers and 7 Prizes. One prize pack for each blog. You must comment for a chance to win. Giveaway information is below.
The fog has been thick and heavy without a speck of sunshine. Unseasonably cold and damp. However, as I started to play with Stampendous Winter Stack Stamp Set to prepare for Christmas in July , a funny thing happened. The fog dissipated, somewhat.
Christmas in July Project:
A panel was cut to fit a top fold landscape card ( 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 or 10.7 x 13.7 cm) from a Copic friendly card stock. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad to make a scene using the masking technique. The image I wanted in front of the scene was stamped first
Blending a Night Sky:
I made sure the masks were secure and that they completely covered the stamped images prior to blending a night sky. I gathered Shaded Lilac Distress Ink, Dusty Concord Distress Ink , Wilted Violet Distress Ink , Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and Black Soot Distress Ink . Using Mini Blending Foam Pads and Mini Blending Tools. I saturated the foam with Distress Ink prior to bringing the blending tools to the paper.
The optimal blend was a glow around the images, an appearance of etherealness. Once I achieved this, I set the panel aside, allowing the Distress Ink to set before removing the masks. (Sometimes if a surface is saturated with Distress Ink , placing your fingers on the wet surface causes finger marks. These are almost impossible to remove without reworking the area.)
Finishing the Night Sky:
A drop or two of Picket Fence Distress Ink Refill and droplets of water from Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer were mixed together. A brush from Artist Brush Set was used to pick up the solution and splattered it onto the panel. Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Overlay Pen was also used to add sparkly droplets to the panel .
Once dry, a Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick was used to carefully remove the masks.
Colour was added with Copic Markers to all the images. Working from dark to light.
Reds – sweaters and toques , cheek : R35, R24, R20, R14. Greens – scarfs, sweater, toque : YG09, YG07, YG05. Oranges and yellow – carrot: YR 09, YR 07, YR 04, Y38. Blue – mitts, sweater, toque, snowmen : BG01, B00, B000, B0000, B21, B23, B24. Blue Violet – Shading: BV00, BV0000.
Layered Sequins (from my stash) were added to two toques and a bell to the remaining toque. Ranger Glossy Accents which had a Scrap Perfect No Clog Writing Tip attached for precision placement was used.
Copic Opaque White Ink was used as a base on the bottom of the card panel. Nuvo MoonStone Glitter Paste was added over the dried white ink. Iridescent Powder and Diamond Dust ( from my stash were sprinkled over the wet Nuvo MoonStone Glitter Paste .
A top fold landscape card was cut and scored. An inside panel was trimmed to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped with Memento Paris Dusk Ink ” We Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” . A 1 mm strip of Navy Shimmer Card Stock was adhered with Be Creative Tape 5mm . A tiny strip a White Glitter Card Stock was attached with Ranger Glossy Accents with Scrap Perfect No Clog Writing Tip.
Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive was used to attach the inside panel to inside of the card base. Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive adhered White Glitter Card Stock to cover the card front . The finished panel had strategically placed Be Creative 5mm Tape , on the back. It was centred and evenly spaced prior to removing the tapes release paper . The tape was burnished it into Glitter Card Stock on the front card base.
This completes this card.