Hi everyone, I thought it was time I added to my Christmas card stash, so here's a card I've made for this month's Inkurable Stampers October Challenge. This month's challenge is based on a Becky Fleck Pagemaps sketch and you had to use at least 3 stamps on your project.
I started with some Stampin' Up Kraft cardstock, folded to make a 5" x 7" card. I inked around the edges with Stampin' Up white craft ink and stamped some Hero Arts snowflakes over it in a random pattern, then stamped the Pink Paislee greeting in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. Next, I stamped a Hero Arts S5101 Raindrop Background stamp over a piece of pink paper, then punched the longest edge with a Fiskars snowflake embossing punch, I then adhered to a piece of SU Sage Shadow cardstock - I softened the edges of both pieces by sponging with SU white craft ink, then wrapped some silver and organza christmas ribbon around this, tied a silver thread around the bow and added a pink Heidi Grace heart pin.
For my main image I thought I'd try the Faux Silk technique, you will find how to do this on Splitcoaster Stampers site HERE. I used Versafine Vintage Sepia ink to stamp the Crafty Individuals stamp onto white tissue paper, then added my own twist to the technique by spraying with Bronze Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. It's hard to see in the photos, but it really does give a lovely shimmer. I adhered my finished Faux Silk piece to some Stampin' Up Close To Cocoa cardstock. I've included a close-up photo below, just click on it to see a larger pic. I finished my card off by adding a row of pink Kaisercraft rhinestones below the greeting.