Hello everyone, today I'm back with Day Sixteen of my Christmas Card Series for 2016 and today I'm using some Tim Holtz Stencils with Distress Inks and Embossing Paste. A very different look for me today, but I like them.
To begin my cards today I cut down 2 pieces of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock to 5 1/2" by 3" and taped them down to my craft sheet with the stencils over top. I'm using two different stencils today the Festive and Poinsettia stencils from Tim Holtz. I used various colours of Distress Inks and sponge daubers and added colour over the different areas of the stencil. To get a more clean look you could mask off the different areas but that seemed like too much work an I didn't mind if it was a little imperfect. Once all the colour was laid over top I used the Antique Linen colour and added a little colour around all four edges of the cardstock pieces. Since they seemed a little too white.
I wasn't impressed with the pieces at this point and decided to add the stencils back over top and add a layer of translucent embossing paste, so I lined up the stencils perfectly and added a small layer over top and set it aside to dry.
Once the pieces were dry I could finish off my cards. I first mounted them to some gold cardstock and then added foam sheets behind both pieces. Before adhering them to my card bases I added some primitive cardstock from My Favorite Things to the card bases and then added the panels on top, using some strong adhesive. For the sentiments I used the 'Peace, Joy & Love' sentiment from the Meowy Woofmas set from Mama Elephant and white heat embossed it onto a square of black cardstock and added that with foam adhesive to the panels. For some more texture and added interest I added a twine bow at the top of each of the cards.
The video is linked down below.
Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon with Day Seventeen.