Saturday 27 November 2021

Happy Christmas

Hello and Welcome
Another card done for the holidays.
I do send out quite a few cards every year so I need a lot of them.

I picked up a new product to try and I have to say, it's a fun one.
It is the Simon Hurley Stamping Foam. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with one of the stamping foams (there are 4 in a pkg.). I heated it up with my heat tool as per the instructions and pressed it onto the Pine Tree Duo stencil.  I held it there for moment to get a good impression. The foams are amazing. You can press them onto stamps, stencils or anything that has texture to create an impression.
  • I inked the foam up with some Rustic Wildness Distress Oxide ink, gave a little spritz of water and pressed it onto the cardstock to create the background.  
  • Next, I masked around the inked area then I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the Pine Trees from Impression Obsession with some Versafine Clair ink over the green trees.
  • I dried the ink, then rubbed over it with my anti-static bag. I stamped the Friends background stamp over the whole thing with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  It really added great interest to the whole thing.
  • I glued the finished panel onto some green cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dot mounted the pre-printed sentiment across the top. 

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Shelter- A CHRISTMAS CARD
Creative Fingers- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Pine Trees (IO); Friends (Hero Arts)
Inks- Versamark; Distress Oxide
Paper- green cs; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Pine Tree Duo (ACLD); Simon Hurley foam; heat tool; 
pop dots; Lawn Fawn white eb powder


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Karen and a super technique, lovely colours, Kate x

JanR said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bold colours and the stamping. Will have to check out stamping foams.

nancy littrell said... have me inspired again, Karen...especially since I recently got the Simon Hurley Fun Foam:-) I have played with it a bit, but now that I have my cards done it is time to get them sent out, you know takes time. I tried the foam on stamps, but only one stencil...I need to do more playing:-) I really LOVE all your beautiful layering, which gives a dynamic textured print and love the added heat embossing and your monochromatic colors. TFS your beauty my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Celeste Goff said...

Love this cool, grungy Christmas card! Fabulous and creative technique too!

JD/ Jill said...

Saw this is on Split coast... I had to come and get a better look. That background is makes a "wow" card!

Lori m said...

Stunning, your cards are always beautiful, I try, mine, never seem to look anything like you make. I will keep trying, thank you for all the tips and tricks and inspiration, hugs, Lori m

SherylH said...

Beautiful -- love all the "layer" elements. I have a similar foam product from years ago that I will have to dig out and give it a try.

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh how fascinating! I have got to give this a try! Absolutely beautiful end result and a wonderful Christmas card! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card, love the colour combo of green and black :)

Cindy Groh said...

I really like this one. Do you have all of your Christmas cards finished?

Karen Lee said...

I understand how the area inside the stencil is green. How is the area OUTSIDE the stencil green?